Eartha’s World: When Oprah Winfrey Network Comes To MIST In Harlem (Photographs)

By Eartha Watts-Hicks

Last night, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and WBLS hosted a press event and fan meet & greet at MIST Harlem to promote the new seasons of “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots,” “If Loving You is Wrong,” and the series premiere of “The Paynes.”

Attending talent from “The Haves and the Have Nots” was Tika Sumpter, Angela Robinson and Tyler Lepley; from “The Paynes” was Jackee Harry, Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis; and from “If Loving You is Wrong” was Eltony Williams and April Parker Jones.

The event included sneak peeks of “If Loving You is Wrong” and “The Paynes” and a full episode screening of “The Haves and the Have Nots.” WBLS midday personality Shaila Scott moderated the post-screening Q&A with the cast which was followed by fan photos and a reception.

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An all-new season of “If Loving You is Wrong” premieres tonight on its new day – Wednesday – at 10pm ET/PT on OWN. “The Paynes” premieres Tuesday, January 16 with two back-to-back episodes at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT. “The Haves and the Have Nots” airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.

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Photo credits: 1) Fan meet and greet. 2) Tyler Lepley. 3) Tika Sumpter  4) Shaila Scott 5) Eltony Williams and April Parker Jones 6) Cassi Davis, LaVan Davis and Jackee Harry 7) Daurisa Tessier and Angela Robinson. 8) Deja Vu. 9) The entire crew.  by Bernard Smalls, content by Syreta Oglesby

Editor’s Note: As editor-in-chief of Harlem World Magazine, please allow me to say I love what Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are doing for our community, and our communities around the world through OWN. Never underestimate the power of responsible representation. Because this is exactly that, which gives small children hope for the future and helps some of us grown folks believe in our dreams again. Thank you for the invite, all concerning, on behalf of Harlem World Magazine and Daniel Tisdale, we are ever-grateful for all you do.

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