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Tyler Perry is Developing TLC's First Scripted Drama

What's it about?

Merrill Barr

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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No official premiere date or casting announcements have been made, but the network did say the series would make it to television screens this year.

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