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Tonight at 9 p.m., the Tyler Perry era begins on the OWN Network. Perry has two scripted shows scheduled to debut this week – the 2-hour debut of the drama “The Haves and the Have Nots,” tonight at 9 and tomorrow, the first episode of “Love Thy Neighbor” is set to air at 9 p.m. Sixteen episodes of “The Haves” are on schedule and 26 of “Love Thy Neighbor.” This represents a new day on OWN, as this is the network’s first foray into scripted dramas after successes with reality shows like “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” and “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” Oprah and Tyler got together this morning on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” and here’s what we learned from their conversation.

1. IT WAS TYLER’S IDEA TO COME TO OWN

OPRAH: “At the time he was thinking about dong his own network and when I was…

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