Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry Team Up

Posted Monday October 1, 2012 2:25 PM GMT

They’re both massively successful in the entertainment industry, so it only makes sense that Oprah Winfrey would join forces with Tyler Perry.

Earlier today (October 1) the Oprah Winfrey Network announced an exclusive partnership with the “Madea” mogul for a new program coming next year.

Oprah told press, “I have been looking forward to the day when we would be in the position to enter the world of scripted television. That day has come.”

“We are all energized by the opportunity to collaborate with Tyler who has a proven track record for producing highly successful cable series. He has an incredible ability to illuminate life stories and characters in his unique voice and inspires and encourages people all over the world.”

Tyler returned the compliment- "It's a dream realized to partner with Oprah and bring scripted programming to OWN. She has accomplished so much with the network and I'm excited to work with her to be a part of its continued growth."

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