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Two months after inking Tyler Perry to an overall deal and announcing its move into scripted fare, Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network has announced the pair of series to be overseen by the multihyphenate. Perry will write, direct and executive produce a comedy and a drama for the Harpo and Discovery Communications joint venture, with both series hailing from his Tyler Perry Studios banner for Own. The two entries will begin production early next year and bow in mid-2013. Photos: Hollywood's Private Jets: From Oprah Winfrey to Tom Cruise, Who Owns What The Haves and the Have Nots is a

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