7 January 2013 7:36 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ok, so it's not really Downton Abbey, but that's the first thing I thought of when I read the description of the hour-long drama, The Haves and the Have Nots - which is one of the 2 new original programs Tyler Perry is scripting for Oprah Winfrey's Own network, per their previously announced new deal.  The other is a half-hour sitcom titled Love They Neighbor. Both new shows will premiere on May 29. Other new series coming to Own this year include Raising Whitley - a reality TV show (or docu-series, I guess is the more attractive term) that follows actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her friends; Blackboard Wars, on the transformation of New Orleans' John McDonogh High School, one of the most dangerous and under-performing high schools in the country; and more... For the rest of the story, read the full press release below: Own: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces »

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