*Beverly Hills, CA — The Paley Center for Media today announced the final selection to its PaleyLive LA fall season: An Evening with Tyler Perry’s The Oval.
This exciting program will take place on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 pm at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location.
“Tyler Perry is one of the most creative and prolific minds in entertainment and we’re thrilled to host his new BET series,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO. “I can’t think of a better program to conclude our PaleyLive fall season.”
Tyler Perry’s The Oval, BET’s addictive and popular drama series from acclaimed creator Tyler Perry, has quickly become one of the most talked-about series on television, claiming the #1 spot as the new scripted series for general market P18-49, P2+ for ALL of cable TV.* Tyler Perry’s The Oval traces the story of a newly elected President and First Lady, Hunter and Victoria Franklin, placed in the White House by people of influence. Filled with compelling doses of secrets, power and revenge, the series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the First Family, and staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. The Paley Center will screen an episode from Tyler Perry’s The Oval, followed by a conversation with series stars Ed Quinn (Hunter Franklin), Kron Moore (Victoria Franklin), and other members of the cast and creative team.
PaleyLive programs offer audiences the rare opportunity to engage in lively discussions in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, but also to educate and entertain the public.
Tickets for An Evening with Tyler Perry’s The Oval are now on sale to Paley Center Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on November 13 at 9:00 am; and to the general public on November 14 at 9:00 am. PaleyLive events often sell out to Paley Center Members before tickets go on sale to the general public. Paley Members enjoy presale access and ticket discounts. Become a Member today, and get tickets to this event before the general public. For more information on the many benefits of Paley Center Membership including early access to purchase tickets, please visit paley.me/join.
For more information on this event please visit paleycenter.org.
Media Contact: Teresa Brady, The Paley Center for Media, [email protected], 212-621-6697
*Source: Nielsen (Npower)|LSD, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 9/23/19-11/1/19, Cable Only excludes Kids, Sports, News and Spanish Programming and Sneak Peaks.
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About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
About Tyler Perry:
Tyler Perry is an established American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist. Tyler started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, Madea. Tyler’s first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. In the decade since, the 20 films directed by Tyler have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed over $2 billion. He has also stepped on the other side of the camera for other directors including David Fincher for Gone Girl, Rob Cohen for Alex Cross, Adam McCay for Vice, and helped release Academy Award-nominated Precious as Executive Producer. Tyler has also made an indelible mark in the television space. In 2007, he debuted the TBS series “House of Payne” which broke cable rating records, and later launched the equally successful “Meet the Browns” on the same network. In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, with For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes, and The Haves and The Have Nots, which continues to break ratings. In July 2017, Perry continued to grow his empire by announcing a mega multiyear content partnership with Viacom covering TV, film, and short form video projects. Perry is currently in production for his multiple television series and will be celebrating the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in October 2019.
About BET Networks:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.
About Tyler Perry Studios:
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.
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