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"Downton Abbey," meet Tyler Perry. Oprah Winfrey's Own announced last year that the filmmaker and "Madea" actor would make the first two scripted shows for the network. Saturday, it provided details. One of the shows, a drama called "The Haves and The Have Nots," will follow the lives of a rich family, the Cryers, and their impoverished maid, Hanna.    It's a familiar setup -- one that worked for "Upstairs Downstairs" long before "Abbey" borrowed it -- and fits perfectly into Perry's series of morality plays, in which righteousness trumps wealth. Besides »


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