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Tyler Perry Signs Multi-Year Deal with BET, Announces New Series ‘Route 187’

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Tyler Perry at the 5th Annual Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hanger on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, CA

*Tyler Perry has inked a new multi-year deal with BET Media Group. 

The agreement includes renewing eight of his shows for the network and its streaming platform BET+. 

Per Variety, “BET has renewed “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” for its eighth season, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” for Season 6 and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” for a sixth season. Also renewed is “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” for its sixth season on BET (and 12th overall, having previously run in syndication and TBS),” the outlet writes. 

BET+ will stream “Tyler Perry’s Zatima,” “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” Tyler Perry’s Bruh,” and “All The Queen’s Men.”

Additionally, the network has commissioned a new scripted series from Perry, “Route 187. According to Variety, the project is a drama about violence on a bus route.

Tyler Perry's THE OVAL
Tyler Perry’s THE OVAL / Photo: BET

“Tyler Perry is simply without rival as a creator of content that powerfully resonates with audiences across genres, formats, and platforms,” said BET Media Group president/CEO Scott Mills.

“Our programming partnership with Tyler – undoubtably the largest deal ever in the industry with a Black creator – has been hugely successful; delivering the number one series across all TV among Black audiences and five of the top 10 series on cable among Black viewers,” Mills continued. 

“We are thrilled to extend our extraordinary relationship with Tyler and to continue to be the home of the largest and most diverse collection of new Tyler Perry content for years to come,” Mills said. 

“Scott Mills and his team at BET have been incredibly supportive throughout our time working together, and I’m excited to continue bringing these stories to the screen. I’m grateful to our loyal audiences for watching week after week and engaging these stories,” Perry said in a statement, per Variety. 

Perry’s BET pact comes two months after the mogul expanded his deal with Netflix.

READ MORE: Tyler Perry Says Production on ‘Sister Act 3’ Is ‘Taking So Long’

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