Tyler Perry Makes Surprise Visit At #TooCloseToHome Press Lunch in Atlanta

Yesterday, TLC hosted a press luncheon at the W Midtown to preview their first-ever scripted series, “Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home.”

Creator/director/writer Tyler Perry made a surprise appearance at the standing-room-only event, which was also attended by cast members Danielle Savre (Bring It On: All or Nothing), Brock O’Hurn (Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween), Kelly Sullivan (“The Young and the Restless”) Ashley Love-Mills (“Nashville”), newcomer Annie Thrash and Alpha Everette Trivet (“Drop Dead Diva”). Tyler Perry Studios executives Ozzie Areu (President), Will Areu (Senior Vice President) and Mark E. Swinton (Producer) were also on hand to present the show.

 Tyler Perry walks in

The event included lunch (with special TLC-branded cupcakes by Georgetown Cupcakes), a full episode screening, Q&A and select 1:1 interviews. Additionally, attendees walked away with show-themed pie plates as a parting gift from TLC.

 cast qanda

Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, “Too Close to Home” is an 8-episode drama that tells the story of a young woman who escaped her working class upbringing to discover unparalleled success in the fast-paced D.C. political circuit. The show debuts Monday, August 22 at 9PM ET/PT for a two-hour premiere. 

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Facebook Comments

  • That guy on the end tho!! 😍😍😍😍😍.. Looks like y’all had an amazing time

  • Hahhaa at Tomiko. I bet he wears a mean man bun.

    Atlanta is the hot spot for everything these days. I would have been pumped to see Tyler Perry.

  • saw that Tyler Perry was working on something. ATL gets all the best events, I tell ya! It would have been a treat to meet and hear from him.

  • Donna Shana

    Yes, it was a good show. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

  • Donna Shana

    Yes, that bun!LOL

  • Donna Shana

    I didn’t even know it while I was sitting there. :-/

  • Kim

    I’ve never heard of Too Close to Home. I can’t wait to see what it is about. How cool you had a chance to be in the same vicinity as Mr. Perry.