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Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor, the new situation comedy by writer and director Tyler Perry is a wonderfully fresh show about a middle class family, and their daily joys, struggles, triumphs, and fumbles. Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) lives in the simple home that she and one of her husbands bought some time ago. Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) her daughter, splits her time between Hattie’s home and the apartment she sometimes shares with her on-again off-again husband, Lionel. Danny (Andre Hall), Linda’s son, is his mother’s pride and joy. He is young, handsome, smart, and looking for a job. After graduating from college, Danny finds himself on his grandmother Hattie Mae’s sofa. Floyd (Palmer Williams, Jr.), the uncle, through his late brother’s marriage to Hattie Mae, is an ever-present thorn in the family’s side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.

In the first season of this comic tale, Hattie Mae has had enough of grown people living in her house. She puts her foot down and shows the toughest love there is by sending Linda and Danny to the door. Danny moves in with his friend Sam, and Linda eventually helps out down at Hattie Mae’s Love Train Diner.

The Love Train is an old locomotive car converted to a diner that serves up all of Hattie Mae’s old recipes. It is the neighborhood hang out spot that, along with great food, serves up a whole lot of fun. As Linda and Floyd commit to help Hattie Mae with the family business, blessings abound. Soon the customers multiply, and so do the laughs, the drama, and the love of a very comical family.

With the help of Danny’s new roommate Sam (Jonathan Chase), Danny soon lands a job at an internet design firm. Danny proves to be a star there. However living and working with Sam, a 30-year-old who is trapped in his teens, will prove to be more of a nightmare than Danny could ever imagine. As the parties get wilder, the women get crazier, and Danny’s young life becomes a humorous tale of dodging fanatical friends, and eccentric family members.

Nevertheless, Danny begins to excel at his new position when the Chicago office sends the beautiful Marianna to take over as boss of the Atlanta office. Marianna quickly falls in love with Danny’s work ethic and virtuous character. As a close knit team and family, the young twenty & thirty something’s embark on a number of adventures that go along with being young professionals in a contemporary & technical society.

All in all, Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor is a collection of stories that warm the heart, provoke thought, and always serves up a heap of laughs. Through all the changes, there is one constant, and that is the universal language called Love. It’s all about love.

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  • Cassandra Frazier Glen Allen, Va.

    I am really enjoying your new season of Love Thy Neighbor. I like the new direction you are going into with making it an Dramady, much better than a straight comedy. I love the new character Will it gives the show balance. I love the mystery he is giving off. What is he hiding love it! I hope to see more of his character this season and beyond. I hope to see him on other shows, plays and movies you are doing Tyler. Great job on the show!!

  • Tyrone Scott Howard South Jersey/ Philly

    I never really cared for Love Thy Neighbor. I thought that it was a foolish attempt, at being a comedy. I did however take a second thought last week, at what appeared to be a conversion to a Dramady, as opposed to last season's attempt at trying to be comedic. I even love the addition of the new character. I looked up the actor's bio on IMDB, Douglas Barnes. I think this adds a fresh new look to the show and I will now watch this and The Have and Have Nots. I have always watched and enjoyed TP plays in Newark, N.J.; even before the world discovered the comedic talents of TP. Keep up the great work. I am extremely proud of you and the messages and themes that each movie and play offers.

  • Darryl

    I Actually didn't like this show I thought season 1 was terrible but season 2 is actually turning out pretty good I would love to see Love thy Neighbor as a comedy series but I would also like to see some drama also like House of Payne and Meet the Browns had with comedy but some drama getting better Tyler :)

  • Betty New Mexico

    Have enjoyed your stage plays and movies for years. Even legally own just about all of them. I believe there are only 2 stage plays I'm missing. But I have to say, "Love Thy Neighbor" should never have happened. I know God loves you. He gave you what it would take to save Ophra. I hope it was a win/win for both of you.

  • charinta memphis tn

    tyler i love have and the have nots it is so hot and sexy and i love love thy neighbor keep making me laugh and cry because you are the man. keep doing what you do and god bless you

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  • Lisa New Jersey

    Congratulations on the opportunity to entertain those who watch OWN. I just watched an episode where two underprivileged kids were being "mentored" by four cast members. At one point, the little boy slaps Floyd and he falls to the floor. I know it is "just TV" and it is a comedy but I ask you to avoid such behavior. If you show a child slapping an adult with no repercussions for their behavior - it is not funny...it is wrong. I don't believe that the Ms. Hattie, in her day, would have let that pass without a greater punishment. In the end they have to work in the dinner for stealing. This should have been earlier in the show and over the season show some growth for the kids. Since we are a society where children are raising kids and some adults lack the courage to discipline, please help them to do better. The child's behavior, even if it is just acting, was totally disrespectful.

  • Miata New York

    I find the show ridiculous, and too much of a spinoff of Madea. I didn't even watch it once, since from the preview it was corny. Yes people love Madea, but it's getting to the point where all his productions are the same 'ol thing. Perry needs to start exploring into new productions, my opinion it just get boring after a while and played out. I also feel he has too many projects going on at one time so that not enough creativity, and thought put into his productions. His shows, movies are just too predictable.

  • tay thompson charlotte nc

    it makes me feel good to read posts and to know that I got the chance to meet these wonderful people. they treat u like family the are not like most people I felt the love in that house

  • tay thompson charlotte nc

    well I had a great time in the company of some great people on the 4th of july 2013 . Mr. mark swinton has a nice home in Atlanta firework show was amazing I never seen nothing like that in my life lol and patrice lovley is so nice lol we took a pic she said man u tall lol aand the in house concert was so powerful man man tony hightower did his thing lol if tyler was there if would've been a done deal lol a day I will always remember


    DO NOT BRING LOVE THY NEIGHBOR BACK.......Find them another job... LOVE YOU!!!

    • angel ny #1922906

      horrible show, have never made it through a single episode.

  • Andrea Boston,ma

    My 8 year old son and I Love your show LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. We have been watching the reruns over and over again. My son can pick out the episodes by number. I love you Mr. Perry and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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