Tyler Perry Shares He’s the Sole Writer of All of His Shows, Social Media Users Clap Back

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In a video shared on social media Perry shared: “I have no writers room. Nobody writes any of my work. I write it all.”

Tyler Perry recently unveiled that he does not have a writers room like normal television series and movies.

Instead of the common practice, the mogul shared in an Instagram video that he is the sole writer for each of his original series. In the clip, a stack of scripts are shown for his ongoing shows including OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots in addition to the newly created BET+ series Sistas and The Oval.


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Well 2020 is starting off with that fyah! The Haves And The Have Nots returns Tuesday at 9/8c on @OWNTV, and on Wednesday SISTAS AND THE OVAL RETURN on @BET!!!

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While he filmed the scripts he said, “So 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 or 12 or whatever that write on these television shows. Well, I have no writers room. Nobody writes any of my work. I write it all. Why am I telling you this? I wrote all of these scripts by myself in 2019. Work ethic!”

Following the release of the video on Instagram and Twitter, social media users began responding positively and negatively. One Twitter user @TrevellAnderson, the former Director of Culture and Entertainment at Out magazine wrote:

“Cute flex. But what this really confirms is that he’s unequivocally responsible for what many perceive as poorly written, problematic, and colorist narratives centering Black women. Hate to see it!”

Another user @comingiVu tweeted, “…and here is the problem! Same script, different cast. You certainly cannot grow like this. The brillaince of having different writers is bringing other experiences and creatives to stories.”

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