Love Thy Neighbor is American sitcom television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network that debuted on May 29, 2013. The series is written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. It also acquired the second highest series premiere on the Oprah Winfrey Network, second to Perry's other program on the network The Haves and the Have Nots. It was announced on August 21, 2013, that OWN had renewed the series for a second season of 26 episodes, bringing Love Thy Neighbor to a total of 52 episodes in total. Season 2 of Love Thy Neighbor premiered on January 8, 2014.
Love Thy Neighbor is a half-hour sitcom revolving around diner owner Hattie Mae Love and her middle-class family's daily triumphs and struggles. The focal point of the show is a location known as the Love Train Diner, an old locomotive car converted to a diner that serves up all of Hattie Mae’s old recipes. It is the neighborhood hang out spot that, along with great food, serves up a whole lot of fun and offers advice to its customers in all walks of life.
Cast and characters
Patrice Lovely as Hattie Mae Love, Linda's cantankerous mother and owner of the Love Train Diner. Hattie is the most vivacious 75-year old woman you'll ever meet and although she cares deeply for her daughter and grandson she is a strong believer in "tough love".
Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd Stanley Jackson (from House of Payne) is Linda and Danny's uncle, through his late brother’s marriage to Hattie. Floyd is often jovial and sarcastic, he is the superintendent of the apartment building where Danny and his friends live, but he also works at the diner. (At the end of many Tyler Perry plays that Williams has been in, Perry has told him he's "gotta get him his own show".)
Kendra C. Johnson as Linda Mae Love-Harris, Danny's mother and Hattie's daughter. Despite going through a divorce with her ex-husband Lionel, Linda is often optimistic and cheerful. She is not particularly skilled at anything, but begins working at the diner in episode 6.
Andre Hall as Danny Harris , Linda's 24-year old son, and Hattie's grandson. Danny is an industrious, sensitive, and straight-laced young man, who could be considered a "mama's boy" since he's very protective of his mother. He begins work at the internet design firm Beagal and Steve after some persuasion from his best friends, Sam and Drew. He likes Marianna.
Zulay Henao as Marianna Perez, just moved from Chicago to Atlanta, where she is the manager of the Atlanta office of Beagal and Steve. Potential love interest of Danny. Henao confirmed via Twitter that she does not appear in the second season.
Jonathan Chase as Sam Parker, a self-proclaimed "wild man", Sam is Danny's immature, irresponsible, and selfish best friend, coworker and roommate who sleeps with practically any girl he finds hot. He is very attracted to Marianna (However, the feeling is not mutual) and he parties almost every night, this is put to a stop in episode 12.
Darmirra Brunson as Drew Scott, Danny's eccentric friend and coworker, who also happens to have a crush on him. She lived with Marianna in her freshman year at college and has hated her since, because she was the "coat rack" at all of the parties.
Sondra Currie as Vivian Waters, a rival diner owner and archenemy of Hattie. She also owns the apartment building that Danny and his friends live in. As of episode 8 she is in partnership with the Love Train.
Karon Riley as Marty Stevens, the district health inspector and love interest of Linda. He is hated by the Hattie and the rest of family because he is the health inspector.