OWN Co-Presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan Discuss New Programs for the Network
OWN co-presidentsÂ Sheri SalataÂ andÂ Erik LoganÂ discussed a number of new programs for the network during its presentation this morning at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
As previously reported,Â Tyler PerryÂ will deliverÂ anotherÂ scripted series to OWN â€“ this one about moms who ban together to tackle lifeâ€™s challenges â€“ large and small.
â€śSingle Moms Club,â€ť based on Perryâ€™s forthcoming feature film of the same name, will premiere in the fall as an hourlong drama. It centers on a group of single mothers from different backgrounds who are brought together by an incident at their childrenâ€™s school. They form a support group that helps them find humor in lifeâ€™s turmoil, and inner strength to overcome their personal challenges.
Perry will write, produce and direct the series under his Tyler Perry Studios banner, which has an overall deal with OWN.
The feature film hits theaters in March with Perry starring alongsideÂ Terry Crews,Â Amy SmartÂ andÂ Nia Long, among others. The writer-director-producer will not have an on-screen presence in the OWN series. Instead, the TV version will feature an entirely new cast.
The order comes after one Perryâ€™s â€śThe Haves and the Have Notsâ€ť returned for its sophomore season Tuesday to record ratings, averaging 2.8 million viewers at 9 p.m., making it the most-watched episode to date.
Across the entire network catalog, itâ€™s shy of only â€śOprahâ€™s Next Chapterâ€ť episodes featuringÂ Bobbi Kristina HoustonÂ andÂ Lance ArmstrongÂ for an all-time high.