Season three of The Haves and the Have Nots will premiere on January 5th, and season three of Love Thy Neighbor will premiere on January 8th.
Created by Perry, The Haves and the Have Nots premiered in 2013. It follows the dynamic between a wealthy Georgian family and their hired help. Since its premiere, ratings for the series have been some of the highest for OWN’s scripted series.
Love Thy Neighbor centers on the patrons and owners of The Love Train Diner. It stars Patrice Lovely as owner Hattie Mae Love in addition to Palmer Williams, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Zulay Henao, Darmirra Brunson, and Jonathan Chase.
Here’s the official announcement:
LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s and Tyler Perry’s hit drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” returns with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, the popular Tyler Perry comedy series “Love Thy Neighbor” returns with new episodes on Friday, January 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.
“The Haves and the Have Nots” returns with Jim Cryer (John Schneider), his wife Katheryn (Renee Lawless) and their wealthy friends, David (Peter Parros) and Veronica Harrington (Angela Robinson), dealing with hard lessons they have sewed from past actions. Jim Cryer is rendered powerless for the first time in his life as the charges against him mount. Candace (Tika Sumpter) is haunted by a horrific crime that she and Jeffery (Gavin Houston) have committed and will stop at nothing to cover up the secret. Meanwhile, Hanna (Crystal Fox) continues to be a moral pillar for her family and co-workers.
“Love Thy Neighbor” kicks off as Danny (Andre Hall) returns from Las Vegas with a new wife and things become complicated when Linda refuses to accept her into the family. Still in love with Danny, Drew (Darmirra Brunson) is terribly jealous of Danny’s new flame, and Sam (Jonathan Chase) is also not ready to lose his best friend. Meanwhile, Philip (Tony Grant), who would typically play the role of peacekeeper in the group, finds himself caught up dealing with Linda’s mood swings (Kendra C. Johnson) as she faces her final days of pregnancy. Through it all, Hattie Mae (Patrice Lovely) and Floyd (Palmer Williams Jr.) attempt to keep things comedic with their ongoing jabs and feisty banter, but when Sam causes a major rift in his and Danny’s friendship Sam is left questioning whether he may lose his best buddy forever.”
What do you think? Do you watch either The Haves and the Have Nots or Love Thy Neighbor? Will you be watching the new episodes in January?