Tyler Perry Snags Drama On TLC Network

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

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.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

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]

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Authored by: Kellie Williams