In less than a decade, Tyler Perry has gone from one-man show to profit magnet, and the entertainment titan is doubling down for 2012. In addition to the four films Perry he has scheduled for release next year (Good Deeds, I, Alex Cross, a new Madea film and The Marriage Counselor), he also claims he's written two new scripts during his downtime on the set of I, Alex Cross.
"It was like a vacation, actually," Perry tells Variety of his time on the set of I, Alex Cross, which he starred in but didn't direct. "I had so much downtime on set that I ended up writing two movies."
Lastly, Perry reiterated his plans to launch his own TV network, to be called Tyler TV. "I'm moving very carefully towards a network ... I'm doing that deliberately because I want to make sure it's the right fit. There are millions of people who have supported me over the years who are longing for it," he told Variety.
So, let's recap: that's four films set for release, another two in the works, and a 24/7 television network imminent. Not to mention, Perry's TBS series House of Payne just entered its seventh season.
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