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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Comedy
    Tyler Perry
    Tyler Perry
    The Haves and Have Nots, For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor (OWN)

    Perry should be expecting a very nice fruit basket from his friend Oprah (or maybe a new car?). The Atlanta-based theater and film powerhouse, 44, nearly single-handedly has lifted his mentor’s basic cable network with three juggernaut original scripted series, long a missing piece in the lineup on O’s self-help and reality-heavy 3-year-old network: The September finale of Have Nots earned 2.6 million total viewers; the premiere of Neighbor earned 1.8 million; and For Better or Worse has hovered at 1.6 million.

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