Oprah Really, Really Loves Her Some Tyler Perry

Bad black television is coming more frequently to a household near you.

By Jamilah King Jun 25, 2013

Because her OWN network just doubled its episode order for Perry’s "The Haves and the Have Nots." Details at Shadow and Act

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today via press release that it has ordered an additional 16 episodes of the its freshman drama series from Tyler Perry, The Haves and the Have Nots, bringing the total season order to 32 episodes.

Sorry guys. It looks like the show’s a hit!

The show’s current cycle will air through September 3, with the new episodes premiering in early 2014.

Its May 28 premiere was the highest rated series premiere in OWN history (then again, OWN is still very young, and hasn’t exactly had many original series of its own to compare this one to). 

Since its launch, the series has averaged over 1.5 million total viewers. 

They’re taking over. Seriously.