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Tyler Perry makes surprise visit to 'Too Close to Home' TV premiere

Tyler Perry was mobbed by bloggers during the "Too Close to Home" TV junket at the W Hotel (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media).
Tyler Perry was nearly stampeded by a herd of bloggers begging for selfies with the movie mogul during the “Too Close to Home” TV junket at the W Hotel (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media).

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.
A blizzard of bloggers and journalists stormed the W Hotel for the “Too Close to Home” TV junket.

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.
Atlanta Daily World editor posing with cast members of “Too Close to Home.”

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.