BET will present a double dose of Tyler Perry on Feb. 16, with The Oval season two premiere and the television debut of Madea’s Farewell Play.
The Oval “lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs,” the network said in a press release.
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The series stars Ed Quinn as President Hunter Franklin and Kron Moore as Victoria Franklin, his first lady.
The additional cast includes Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Taja V. Simpson, Walter Fauntleroy, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett and Derek A. Dixon.
Perry executive produces, directs, and writes the series. Michelle Sneed serves as executive producer for Tyler Perry Studios.
The Oval premieres on a new night on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series will then move to its regular timeslot at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Madea’s Farewell Play will bring a Madea family reunion as the matriarch tries to support her great-grandchildren and daughter Cora. The play will show Madea’s tough love and Southern wisdom that audiences have come to love.
The production stars Tyler Perry as Madea, Cassi Davis Patton as Betty Ann “Aunt Bam” Murphy, David Mann as Leroy Brown, Tamela Mann as Cora Jean Simmons-Brown, Kwaylon Rogers (BlameitonKway) as Tiffany “TiTi” Samuels, Alexis Hollins as Darlene Samuels, Anthony Lewis as Devin, Jacobi Brown as Malik Samuels, Ashlee B. Gillum as Robin, Walter Fauntleroy as Omar, RaVaughn Brown as Sylvia, and Kendrick Mays as William Samuels.
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The stage play is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed and Mark E. Swinton are executive producers for Tyler Perry Studios.
Madea’s Farewell Play will air on BET Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.