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Tyler Perry's flop 'Single Moms Club' retitled for OWN spinoff

MoviesTelevision IndustryOWN (tv network)Tyler PerryCharles Malik WhitfieldTreme (tv program)Zulay Henao
"If Loving You is Wrong" marks Tyler Perry's second drama for OWN.
Perry is the only producer to have scripted series on OWN.

Tyler Perry's last film, "The Single Moms Club," was an all-around disaster — the film, greeted by scathing reviews, marked his worst showing ever at the box office and even tanked with his core audience.

But that failure hasn't discouraged the writer-producer-director and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, from moving forward with a spinoff based on the flop.

However, in an apparent attempt to distance themselves from the movie's performance, Perry and OWN have discarded "The Single Moms Club" title.

Casting for the retitled series, "If Loving You is Wrong," has been announced. The series, which will debut in September, will be the second drama produced by Perry for OWN under his exclusive deal.

"If Loving You is Wrong" follows "the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street." Perry created the show and will executive produce, write and direct.

The cast includes Amanda Clayton ("John Carter"), Heather Hemmens ("Hellcats"), Eltony Williams ("24"), Joel Rush ("Days of Our Lives"), Edwina Findley ("Treme"), Charles Malik Whitfield ("Law & Order") and Zulay Henao, who reprises her role from the original film.

Released last March, "The Single Moms Club" drew $8.3 million in its opening weekend, falling about $10 millon short of expectations. The film scored a dismal 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Perry's first OWN drama, "The Haves and the Have Nots," the most popular series on the network, just launched its second season.

 

 

 

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