In 2013, Director Tyler Perry brought his writing style to the OWN Network with a bang. The breakout show entitled "The Haves and Haves Nots" created a ratings hike for the network and left fans wanting to see more of the show. It has been quite a few months since the season finale of the show, but fear not, this ruthless family and their cast of characters are back with a vengeance.
In New York City, on Monday, January 6, 2014, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and a sneak preview of the upcoming season of “Love Thy Neighbor.”
Along with the cast, over a hundred press and tastemakers packed the Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room on a wintry night to get a sneak peek of “Love Thy Neighbor”(LTN) and a full episode viewing of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (HHN). HHN cast members in attendance included: John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston, Peter Parros, Angela Robinson, Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Eva Tamargo and Tyler Lepley. [Not attending were Tika Sumpter who was in Mississippi shooting a film and Crystal Fox who was out of the country].
The LTN cast on hand included: Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams Jr, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Jonathan Chase and Darmirra Brunson. Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (president/executive producer), Will Areu (senior vice president/producer) and Mark Swinton (producer) were also in the building to celebrate the highly anticipated second season of these shows.
The room buzzed with the cast, producers, OWN staff and with members of the media and although the weather was cold outside, inside there was definite heat and energy. The actual season premiere for "The Haves and Haves Nots" is on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and "Love Thy Neighbor" is on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 so fans of the show will have to wait and see what happens next. For more information on the show, visit “The Haves and the Have Nots”and “Love Thy Neighbor.”