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Former Mad TV star Orlando Jones is starring in Tyler Perry‘s Madea Christmas because Tyler is too busy with his new projects on Oprah’s OWN Network.

“It is with mixed emotion that I announce that I will be unable to portray Madea in the next chapter in her journey. The character has been such a gift and it was my hope and intention to play this role again in the upcoming film. But, due to my commitments to the exciting new venture I am launching with OWN and Discovery Communications, I must now put all my energy into our new slate of shows that will launch on the network later this year.” — Tyler Perry

The question now becomes, is Tyler Perry’s fan base going to go for it?

Tyler is hard at work with Oprah. Recently the two released a funny trailer for their upcoming OWN TV series. You can view that below!

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