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Tyler Perry has inked a multi-year deal with Viacom that includes a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures and producing original content for BET.

His film agreement is effective immediately, but the television deal will kick in May 2019 after Perry’s exclusive agreement with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN expires. As Perry exits the network, Winfrey is bringing in Will Packer (“Girls Trip”) to produce innovate and original content.

The shakeup has many wondering if the rumors are true that Oprah and Tyler had a falling out.

As Love B. Scott reports, back in March 2016, it was rumored that Oprah and Tyler’s relationship soured because Perry refused to accept Oprah’s creative suggestions for his shows.

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