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Tyler Perry is Developing TLC's First Scripted Drama

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After years of reality series, TLC is finally getting into the scripted game. Tyler Perry will write, direct and executive produce a new 8-episode drama, Too Close to Home.

According to Variety, Too Close to Home follows a young woman who escaped her working-class upbringing to make it big in the D.C. political circuit, only to find herself at the heart of a scandal. After an affair with a married senator causes a national furor, she goes back to her trailer park roots where her past comes full circle.

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