Oprah: Crazy Like a Fox Executive

For those who think she's nuts for airing bad Tyler Perry shows, know that this is an old TV tactic.

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So perhaps Oprah doesn't need an intervention. She hasn't lost her mind at all. If anything, she's crazy like a Fox executive, building up capital among a loyal demographic who's been starved for shows of their own. Only time will tell whether or not that bodes well for Perry's permanent parking space at OWN headquarters -- but one can hope it doesn't.

Helena Andrews is a contributing editor at The Root and author of Bitch Is the New Black, a memoir in essays. Follow her on Twitter.

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