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Writer, actor and producer Tyler Perry chats with the morning show crew about his new show, TLC’s first scripted series, “Too Close To Home,” which premieres tonight. The political drama, which centers around a young woman who works at the White House, features a predominantly white cast, unlike the rest of his work. He explains why he made this choice, and reveals more of his thoughts on writers of all backgrounds diversifying their skills by writing in different voices.

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Click on the audio player above to hear it all in this exclusive interview on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Plus, he explains why we probably won’t see him on his own shows any time soon, as well as his thoughts on President Obama‘s term in the white house and the current election. Click on the audio player to hear this exclusive interview on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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