OWN Doubles Down On Tyler Perry Drama Series

Network Adds 16-Episode Order Of ‘The Haves And The Have Nots’

OWN will double its episode order for Tyler Perry’s drama series The Haves And The Have Nots, the network announced Tuesday.

The network will add an additional 16 episodes to its initial 16-episode order of the series, which will air through Sept. 3, according to network officials. The additional episodes will premiere in early 2014.

The May 28 premiere of The Haves and The Have Nots was the most watched series debut in OWN history, averaging 1.7 million viewers. Through June 23 the series is averaging 1.5 million viewers, said OWN executives.

Perry’s other scripted series on OWN, Love Thy Neighbor, is in the midst of its inaugural 26-epsisode season on Wednesday nights, averaging 1.3 million viewers, according to OWN. After Neighbor's freshman campaign ends in September, Perry’s former TBS comedy series For Better Or Worse will take over the time slot for its third season, 26-episode run.