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Six New Series Heading to Oprah’s Network

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06:  Oprah Winfrey speaks during the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 6, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Oprah Winfrey

The OWN Network is bulking up with a half-dozen new originals. The channel's first scripted series — drama The Have and the Have Nots and comedy Love Thy Neighbor — both come from Tyler Perry. Also forthcoming are reality shows Blackboard Wars (about a struggling New Orleans school), Raising Whitley (comedian Kym Whitley raises a baby with friends), Dogfellas (ex-mobster becomes dog groomer) and Golden Sisters (three elderly sisters operate a salon). All six series "reflect the best of the human spirit," says OWN president Sheri Salata.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images