Yesterday I had the opportunity to have lunch and check out Tyler Perry’s new show “Too Close to Home” for TLC. The soap opera and very first of it’s kind for TLC is a leap from the content we expect to see from Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry has taken us from the Black Church to Situational Comedies to the Affluence of the “Have and the Have Nots” to the TRAILER PARK. That’s right Tyler Perry has a story to tell and he’s using down home Alabama to tell it.
Check out the details after the break.
Yesterday, TLC hosted a press luncheon at the W Midtown‘s restaurant TRACE Atlanta to preview their first-ever scripted series, “Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home”. The lunch included delicious food, a chance to see friends and have an opportunity to access the new tv show which is JAW DROPPING!
Creator/director/writer Tyler Perry made a surprise appearance at the standing-room-only event, which was also attended by cast members Danielle Savre (Bring It On: All or Nothing), Brock O’Hurn (Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween), Kelly Sullivan (“The Young and the Restless”) Ashley Love-Mills (“Nashville”), newcomer Annie Thrash and Alpha Everette Trivet (“Drop Dead Diva”). Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (President), Will Areu (Senior Vice President) and Mark E. Swinton (Producer) were also on hand to present the show.
The event included lunch (with special TLC-branded cupcakes by Georgetown Cupcakes), a full episode screening, Q&A and select 1:1 interviews. Additionally, attendees walked away with show-themed pie plates as a parting gift from TLC.
Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, “Too Close to Home” is an 8-episode drama that tells the story of a young woman who escaped her working class upbringing to discover unparalleled success in the fast-paced D.C. political circuit. The show debuts Monday, August 22 at 9PM ET/PT for a two-hour premiere.
Check out a first look here: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/too-close-to-home/about-tyler-perrys-too-close-to-home/.
Check out our lunch time fun thanks to TLC in the photos below.