Too Close to Home (TV series)

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Too Close To Home
Genre Drama
Created by Tyler Perry
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 24 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Tyler Perry
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Tyler Perry Studios
Original network TLC
Picture format
Original release August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Too Close to Home is an American television drama series, created, executive produced, written and directed by Tyler Perry that debuted on TLC on August 22, 2016.[1] It is the first scripted series for TLC.[1] TLC renewed the show for a second season on September 1, 2016,[2] which premiered on January 4, 2017.


The series follows a young woman, Anna, from a working class life who, after having an affair with the President of the United States, becomes the center of a political scandal. When the scandal erupts, she returns to her old life.

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Danielle Savre as Annie Belle "Anna" Hayes:[3] A woman who works in the White House, but after her affair with the President is revealed she resorts to a safe place, which is her hometown in Happy, Alabama
  • Brock O'Hurn as Brody Allen:[3] Anna's former love interest who currently has feelings for Bonnie
  • Kelly Sullivan as Bonnie Hayes:[3] Anna's eldest sister, who has natural love for Anna. She takes care of Anna's daughter Rebel, Shelby's son Mac, and her mother Jolene. She also helps Brody take care of his father, Dr Allen. She also works at the May Sally's Diner
  • Brad Benedict as J.B.:[3] Brody's estranged half-brother and Bonnie's ex-boyfriend.
  • Brooke Anne Smith as Michelle "Shelby" Hayes:[3] The youngest Hayes sister, who is a drug and alcohol addict, and who is the mother of Mac
  • Alpha Trivette as Doctor Allen:[3] Brody's father who has dementia
  • Trisha Rae Stahl as Jolene:[3] Anna, Bonnie and Shelby's mother who is suffering from morbid obesity and hoarding
  • Robert Craighead as Sheriff Mobley[3]
  • Annie Thrash as Rebel:[3] Anna's 15-year-old daughter that she left behind to move to DC
  • Curran Walters as Mac:[3] Shelby's teenage son who is a similar age to Rebel
  • Crystle Stewart as Frankie (season 2–present): a licensed therapist and the Hayes' neighbor who knows about Regina and Elm's affair
  • Justin Gabriel as Rick (season 2–present; recurring, season 1): Shelby's love interest
  • Nick Ballard as Dax (season 2–present; recurring, season 1): Anna's friend who works with her in the White House
  • Charles Justo as Victor (season 2–present; recurring, season 1): Another one of Anna's friends and Dax's boyfriend


  • Christian Ochoa as John (season 1)[3] a news reporter
  • Ashley Love-Mills as Valerie:[3] Anna's best friend who also works with her in the White House. She despite Anna after learning of her affair with the President
  • Jason Vendryes as Agent Larry (season 1)
  • Matt Battaglia as President Thomas (season 2–present; guest, season 1):[3] Anna's potential love interest
  • Heather Locklear as First Lady Katelynn (season 2–present; guest, season 1)[3]
  • Angela Rigsby as Octavia (season 2–present; guest, season 1): a next door neighbor of Bonnie who also works with her at the diner
  • Azur-De Johnson as Regina (season 2–present): Nelson's wife who has an affair with his best friend, Elm.
  • Courtney Burrell as Nelson (season 2–present): Octavia's older brother and Regina's husband who returns after serving time in the army
  • Nelson Estevez as Elm (season 2–present): Nelson's friend and Tina's husband
  • K. D. Aubert as Tina (season 2–present): Elm's wife
  • James Shanklin as Eli (season 2–present): Rebel and Mack's father. He has caused trouble with the Hayes sisters.


It was officially ordered as a series on March 31, 2016 with an eight-episode order.[1][4][5][6] On June 21, 2016 announced that Too Close to Home is Perry's first series or film with an all-white starring cast, even though the full cast is very diverse.[7] Danielle Savre was cast as the series' lead, and Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia make guest appearances.[3][8] It has been officially Cancelled by TLC according to a spokesperson for TLC.

Series overview[edit]

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| color2 = #8FD400 | episodes2 = 8 | start2 = January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04) | end2 = February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)


Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. in
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1 1 "Dangerously Close" August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22) 0.77[9]

Anna, who works at the White House, has her closely guarded secret revealed.

Special guest stars: Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia.
2 2 "Alabama" August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22) 0.77[9]

In order to protect herself, Anna searches for a safe haven after her secret gets found out and soon finds that home is the only place to go.

Special guest star: Heather Locklear.
3 3 "Highway 16" August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29) 0.81[10]
While she's with Bonnie, Shelby unknowingly puts their lives in danger
4 4 "Have You Heard?" September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05) 0.60[11]
Anna's recent controversy sparks questions
5 5 "A Surprise Visit" September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12) 0.63[12]
Anna introduces her co-worker's partner Victor to Happy, Alabama
6 6 "Hard Feelings" September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) 0.68[13]
Anna's arrival home comes with unhappy results.
7 7 "In My Sister's Shoes" October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03) 0.66[14]
Bonnie shares a memorable moment with Anna.
8 8 "The Evil Dragon"[15] October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) 0.76[16]
In the season 1 finale, J.B. meets up with Shelby.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No. in
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
9 1 "The Mysterious Man" January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04) 1.027 [17]

The town is abuzz following a catastrophic event.

Special guest stars: Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia.
10 2 "A Family Affair" January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11) 1.032 [17]
Mack reveals troubling news about Rebel.
11 3 "Blocked In" January 18, 2017 (2017-01-18) 1.6555 [17]

Regina and Elm take precautions to keep their secret, and an unexpected guest arrives in Happy.

Special guest stars: Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia.
12 4 "A Happy Invasion" January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25) 1.177 [17]

Outsiders invade Happy, Alabama.

Special guest star: Heather Locklear
13 5 "Car Trouble" February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) 1.179 [17]
Frankie's car trouble leads to a shocking revelation for Octavia.
14 6 "A Game of Chess" February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08) 1.027 [17]

Octavia fights to keep a family secret; Bonnie tries to keep her family safe.

Special guest star: Heather Locklear
15 7 "Mercury" February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15) 0.979 [17]

Temper flare when the community comes together to clean Jolene's trailer.

Special guest stars: Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia.
16 8 "Blurred Lines" February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22) 1.174[17]

Confrontation and chaos surround everyone amid a joyful occasion.

Special guest stars: Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia.


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