Last Thursday, various D.C. influencers, VIPs and Tyler Perry fans flocked to B. Smith's Restaurant for a peek at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's forthcoming scripted Tyler Perry shows "The Haves and The Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor." On hand to greet the guests were actresses Tika Sumpter ("Candace" in "The Haves and The Have Nots") and Patrice Lovely ("Hattie Mae Love" in "Love Thy Neighbor"), who shared their excitement with the crowd:
"Tyler is awesome to work with," said Sumpter. "I love that he holds prayer before and after taping. I've never been on a production like that."
"I feel so blessed to be a part of this project," added Lovely. "I've been doing the "Ms. Hattie" character for over 20 years, so it's a dream to be able to bring her to TV."
I had a blast at the media event and had the opportunity meet & network as well as get a sneek peek for both shows, I can't wait for both show to premiere.
"The Haves and The Have Nots" premieres Tues, May 28 at 9pm ET/PT. "Love Thy Neighbor" premieres Wed, May 29 at 9pm ET/PT - both exclusively on OWN! For more information, visit www.oprah.com/havesandhavenots and www.oprah.com/lovethyneighbor.
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