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Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' moving to OWN from TBS

February 20, 2013|By Joe Flint
  • Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" is on the move.
Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" is on the move. (TBS )

Tyler Perry's sitcom "For Better or Worse" is moving from TBS to OWN this fall.

The move extends the growing relationship between the actor/director and OWN, the cable channel owned by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. Perry signed a deal to create two new sitcoms for OWN last year.

" 'For Better or Worse' is a great addition to our growing lineup of scripted programming from Tyler," said OWN President Erik Logan in a statement.

The move of "For Better or Worse" from TBS to OWN officially ends Perry's long-standing relationship with the Time Warner subsidiary. Perry had created two other sitcoms for TBS -- "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns." Both of those shows are no longer in original production.

OWN has already announced two new projects from Perry. One is a comedy called "Love Thy Neighbor" and the other is a drama called "The Haves and the Have Nots." The new series are expected to launch later this year.

Getting into business with Perry was seen as a big shift in strategy for OWN, which initially wanted to focus on lifestyle programming and reality fare.

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