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Sumpter’s Series Gets Double The Episodes!

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Have you checked out Tyler Perry’s new primetime sudser THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS starring ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla) and featuring AS THE WORLD TURNS’ Peter Parros (Ben)? Well, a lot of people have! So many so that OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that it has doubled the series order, adding 16 more episodes to the season for a grand total of 32!

“Naturally, it is wonderful to have the network’s first scripted series score so resoundingly,” said Sheri Salata, president, 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.”

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS airs Tuesdays at 9:00 pm EST on OWN, and since its Tuesday, May 28 debut, has become that night’s number one original cable series for women 25-54 and averages over 1.5 million viewers. The show’s current cycle will air through Tuesday, September 3, with the new episodes airing in early 2014.

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