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OWN Previews New Scripted Tyler Perry Shows in Atlanta


l-r: ‘The Haves and The Have Nots’ cast Crystal Fox, Renee Lawless, John Schneider, and Tika Sumpter with ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ cast Patrice Lovely, Kendra C. Johnson and Palmer Williams

(ATLANTA) May 16, 2013 – On Tuesday, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted a preview party at Bar One in Atlanta for their two new scripted series: Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor.” Fans, friends and family packed the chic venue to get a sneak peek of the much-anticipated shows and to hobnob with the cast. Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox and Renee Lawless were on hand to represent “The Haves and The Have Nots,” while Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams and Kendra C. Johnson greeted fans on behalf of “Love Thy Neighbor.” After clips from the two shows were screened, the cast answered questions from the crowd. “We are so excited to be a part of this journey with OWN and Tyler Perry,” said Patrice Lovely. “This experience – from filming to meeting Oprah — has been amazing!” added Crystal Fox.


Additional attendees included Big Tigger (V103), Syleena Johnson (“R&B Divas”), Derek J (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Victor Jackson (Bravo’s “The Kandi Factory”), Derek Blanks (celeb photographer) and more.


“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.   


Photos: Chris Mitchell 
            Tika Sumpter                        Renee Lawless and John Schneider              Palmer Williams

   Kendra C. Johnson, Patrice Lovely, Renee Lawless                        The cast are welcomed by the crowd
   Crystal Fox with fans 


                       A packed house!                                             Tika intros ‘The Haves & Have Nots’ sizzle reel


                             The screening begins                                                Palmer & Patrice watch


            V103’s Big Tigger was in the house                              Guests with Derek J and Victor Jackson


      Syleena Johnson from ‘R&B Divas’                                                              Fun times!

 Fans were super-excited about the shows!


            John gets mobbed by eager well-wishers                         Guests started cutting the rug! 


                Derek Blanks with Tika Sumpter                                   Complimentary wine was served.


                        The food was delicious!                                                    Sybil Pennix and friend 


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