Tyler Perry the one-man show? The mogul raised eyebrows when he recently explained he does not have a typical Hollywood writers room for his hit shows.
According to a recent Instagram video, the former “Madea” actor is the lone scribe behind hit sitcoms including “House of Payne” and new series “The Oval” and “Sistas.”
“I don’t know if you know this, but all shows on television have a writers room and most of the time there are ten people, 12, whatever that write on these television shows,” Perry said. “I have no writers room. Nobody writes any of my work. I write it all.”
Perry added that he wanted his five million followers to know this because last year he wrote the scripts, which were stacked high on a table, for all eight shows. They include the new series “Assisted Living,” “Young Dylan,” “Ruthless” and “Bruh” along with returning series “The Haves and The Have Nots.”
“What’s my point? Work ethic!” he said.
While “House of Payne” is being resurrected and “The Haves...” will continue on OWN, “Sistas” and “The Oval” premiered on BET in October. “Assisted Living” is scheduled to debut on BET’s streaming service BET+ while “Young Dylan” is set for Nickelodeon.
Many began by praising the filmmaker for his work ethic.
“You just put the pressure on me thanks for sharing this!!!! I’m super motivated,” said one commenter on Instagram.
But fans have also urged him to create a writers room and include other voices in his shows.
“Great! Amazing! But...doenst hurt to hire more writers/directors to improve ya content. Share some of that,” one Instagram user remarked.
Perry has not only kept busy with script writing in 2019. The fall saw the opening of his newly expanded Tyler Perry Studios.
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