this show really is too darn hot!

Working on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots is really an amazing experience.

Consider that when we shot Dukes of Hazzard and Dr. Quinn and Grand Slam and Smallville that we took in the neighborhood of 10 months to shoot 22 episodes. 10 months.

On the Haves and the Have Nots we shot 20 episodes in 18 working days!

And the show looks amazing!

See for yourself right here:

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Returns in January

It’s too darn hot! Get a sneak preview of Season 2 of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, returning to OWN on January 7, 2014.

Be sure and tune in to Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots this Tuesday Jan 7th on OWN at 9:00 8:00 Central for the premiere of season 2.

Where we are going… you won’t believe!



family affair and venting

Last night I had the greatest steak at a little joint in Holden, Louisiana called Cullen’s.

Mom and pop and kids run it. I love places like that… remember?

If you ever get out this way… say for a “Dukes” event or something… you MUST try it out.

So I’m sitting there having a wonderful salad and waiting for the medium rare steak… and… here’s my mistake… reading my email.

It’s amazing how some new piece of news can almost ruin an appetite. I get three emails… all the same at three different addresses from someone who is upset with me about something that I have done or am no longer doing in Social Media…

You know… I’m not going to go there. I was so amazed at what this person had to say… the… um… ownership that they seemed to feel they had a right to express in my personal life that I thought I’d vent here.

This is not the place for me to vent. I’m not going to do it. Instead… I am going to focus on the positive. The VERY positive of my dining experience last night.

Deep breath… relax now, John…

BTW… Personally I am loving this new way. So simple. So clean.

Stop it, John. You said a second ago that you weren’t going to vent. So don’t vent.

Okay… Now…

The amazing thing about this place is that it truly is a family affair. The whole family works there. cooks or cleans with pride there. Enjoys what they do.

If you can find a place like this to frequent in your area… go there. It’s god for the soul.

It’s also good for the family who owns/runs it.

We need to support establishments like  Cullen’s whenever we can. It’s spirit and tenacity and good old fashioned stick-to-it-ness like this that built this country and the same that will build it back and keep it strong.

Have to run to the airport now and fly to Los Angeles for a day. On the way I’m going to stop and get a home made burger at my new favorite place to eat in Holden!