Tyler Perry May Get His Own Cable Network
Movie mogul is in talks with Lionsgate
Move over Oprah Winfrey!
Apparently, Tyler Perry is in talks with Lionsgate, the entertainment studio responsible for backing many of the movie mogul's blockbuster's including the Madea series and "For Colored Girls," to produce his own cable network.
Tyler TV, the working title, would air reruns of all of Perry's television shows and movies including "House of Payne," "Meet the Browns" and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
According to the New York Times, Tyler TV would either re-brand part of all of TV Guide, or purchase a small cable channel. For instance, the Gospel Broadcasting Network has a similar audience to the African-American centric crowd mixed with a Christian message that Perry's movies and televisions shows aim for.
This would mark the second new cable network aimed at African-Americans. Bounce TV, lead by Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young, will target African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54. The new network will air in September with a mix of movies, sports and documentaries.