Tyler Perry continues to building is empire. The 46-year-old director/actor/mogul has snagged a new scripted series on the TLC network. The series will be a drama about a woman involved in a political sex scandal. The lead character is a successful woman from Washington forced to return to her modest beginnings after her affair with a married senator becomes public.
The eight-episode series, has tentatively been titled “Too Close to Home”, airing this summer. Perry’s successful series on OWN, including “Love Thy Neighbor” and “For Better or Worse,” helped turn around the Oprah Winfrey network. Now TLC, at a tough ratings time for cable TV, hopes he can work the same magic. [Associated Press]