August 11th, 2011
11:44 AM ET
Tyler Perry fans may soon get an entire TV station filled with nothing but the prolific, multi-hyphenated mogul's work.
According to the New York Times, Perry and movie studio Lionsgate are said to be at work on creating a cable channel called Tyler TV (a working title). Perry and Lionsgate didn't comment, but a source close to the matter said that as of now the channel would provide re-runs of Perry's programming, such as his popular TV shows "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns" and his Madea films.
Eventually, other programming would be purchased to compliment Perry's brand, which carries some Christian themes.
But, as is oft noted these days, there are more cable channels than viewers know what to do with - and that's when they're not viewing their programming on the Web - and the question of whether Tyler TV will actually come to pass is still up in the air.
Nevertheless, the NYT notes that it makes sense for Lionsgate to explore an expansion of its relationship with Perry, whose films have brought in $522 million in ticket sales.
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