Tuesday, June 25, 2013

OWN Orders 16 More Episodes of 'The Haves and the Have Nots'

        Tuesday, June 25 - Today, OWN has announced that it has ordered sixteen more episodes of the freshman drama series The Haves and the Have Nots from producer Tyler Perry. The additional episodes bring the show's first season total up to 32 episodes.

        The show's current cycle will air through September 3 with the new episodes premiering in early 2014.
         The Haves and the Have Nots, which follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion, premiered on May 28 and was the highest rated series premiere in the network's history. Since its launch, the series has become Tuesday night's #1 original cable series for women 25-54 (1.42 rating) and is averaging over 1.5 million total viewers. In addition, The Haves and the Have Nots is the #1 television show on Tuesday nights (non-sports) for all African American women.
        "Naturally, it is wonderful to have the network's first scripted series score s resoundingly," said Sheri Salata, president of OWN. "Tyler's fans and OWN viewers have responded to this guilty pleasure in record numbers, and we are happy to give them more of a good thing."