Time to upgrade your fire extinguishers, because Tyler Perry’s new series for OWN, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” is scorching hot! Not only will the first scenes and beyond have your jaws dropping, the steamy drama also stars former “All My Children” star Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan Devane), former “One Life to Live” star Charles Malik Whitfield (ex-Ben Price), and Joel Rush, who had a short stint as an assistant manager on NBC’s “Days of our Lives!”
“The sleek, sexy drama takes viewers into the lives of a group of husbands, wives and friends that live and love in the same middle class neighborhood,” reads the official description of the scandalous series, which debuts on Tuesday, September 9 with two back-to-back episodes starting at 9PM ET/PT. “On the surface they are true-to-life, relatable people – raising children, working jobs, finding and maintaining romance – but just below the veneer of happiness, their lives are entangled by heartbreak, deceit and lies that threaten to destroy everything.”
The season premiere opens in the middle of an intense affair between neighbors Randal (Eltony Williams, “24”) and Alex (Amanda Clayton, “John Carter”). Randal’s wife Marcie (Heather Hemmens, “Hellcats”) desperately wants children, but Randal’s too busy playing mattress mambo with the wife of his best friend, Brad (Turner). Just down the street, divorcee Esperanza (Zulay Henao, “Single Moms Club”) is trying to move on with her life, while keeping a budding relationship with Julius (Octavio Pizano, “East Los High”) hidden from her vindictive ex-husband Edward (Rush). Meanwhile, neighbor Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson, “Treme”) hopes to marry Travis (Denzel Wells) who is away on a relief mission in Haiti. Outside of the neighborhood, single mother Natalie (April Parker Jones, “Jericho”) struggles to raise her children in the inner city. Lushion (Whitfield), the father of her son Frank, has returned to town and stepped up to the plate to help. But things won’t be easy, as Natalie grapples with the tough decision of whether or not to allow her fourth son, Joey (Matt Cook), to return home once he is released from prison!
“If Loving You is Wrong” is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios. It is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is set to premiere tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9, at 9PM ET/PT.