Works like a house a fire, producer, writer [theatre, television, books], director, actor, philanthropist, Tyler Perry has added another item to his list of accomplishments---talk show host.
Actually Mr.Perry's nominal talk show had already aired a few episodes, but i'd forgotten about it [shame on me!] until the push to promote his latest film "Why Did I Get Married Too". In my defense, his talk show is not on every day, and even though it bears the TBS logo on the lower right tv screen corner, i had to do quite a bit of digging to find it on the network's schedule. In fact, when i watched the show it was airing on the TVGuide channel. But when i finally found it, it was worth the search. Mr.Perry is charming, and funny, and even though the show is obviously a vehicle for the promotion of his multitude of projects, in this instance, his most recent film, it does not feel like an infomercial. And let's be honest, that essentially is the m.o. of most, if not all talk shows---guest comes on to exchange small talk with genial host and, oh by the way here's a clip from my latest tv show, movie, cd, cover of my book, etc. The trick is in making the promotion entertaining and not so much of an 'i'm being sales pitched to death' encounter. Mr. Perry has a multitude of marketable talents, and at this too [talk show host], he excels.
The Tyler Perry Show airs Sundays at 9:00pm and 10:00pm and Mondays at 1:00pm on the TVGuide channel, and Tuesdays at 10:00pm and Midnight on TBS. Please check your local listings.