Apparently Oprah Winfrey will do just about anything to promote her OWN cable network, including reprising her Oscar nominated role as Sofia from “The Color Purple” opposite Tyler Perry in full Madea drag.

That’s the goofy concept behind the above promo, designed to poke a little fun at OWN’s relatively under-the-radar status among cable channels and also remind viewers that Perry has a couple of original shows headed to the network in May.

Drama series “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots” premieres May 28 and comedy “Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor” follows a day later on May 29. Neither show will actually feature Winfrey or Perry as part of the cast. At least it looks like they had fun filming this ad together.

Posted by:gberkshire