Is Tyler Perry the next Black celebrity to follow in Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps and get his own cable channel?

Hollywood movie studio, Lionsgate, thinks so.

The New York Times reports that Lionsgate is reportedly working on a plan to turn Perry’s success with sitcoms and movies into a full-fledged cable channel called Tyler TV.

According to a source, the plan “involves rebranding all or part of the TV Guide Network, which is available to about 80 million homes.”

The other option is for Lionsgate and Perry to buy a small cable channel.

If true, Perry would join a prestigious league of African-Americans currently at the helm of cable channels, namely Oprah Winfrey and Cathy Hughes.

Can’t wait to see how this develops.