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TBS Green-Lights Third Tyler Perry Sitcom, Cancels 'House of Payne'

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 26th 2011 4:00PM
Tyler PerryTBS has ordered a third comedy from Tyler Perry, this one based on his 'Why Did I Get Married?' films. How long before the T in TBS stands for Tyler Perry?

The show, 'For Better or For Worse,' is set to star Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith as their movie characters Marcus and Angela. TBS has yet to announce the rest of the cast. So far, 10 episodes have been ordered.

'House of Payne,' which has been on for seven seasons, has been canceled. The show has been on since 2006.

"Tyler Perry's series have been tremendously successful for TBS, helping establish the network as a prime destination for African-American viewers," Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and TCM, said in a statement.

"Given such a remarkable track record, we're excited for the opportunity to expand our relationship with Tyler Perry and Debmar-Mercury with the new series 'For Better or Worse,'" he said.

TBS currently airs Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne' and 'Meet the Browns,' but 'House of Payne' will end its run soon.

"Even though it will be sad to say goodbye to 'House of Payne,' I'm really looking forward to exploring new territory with 'For Better or Worse,'" Perry said in a statement. "Working on 'House of Payne' taught me a lot about what it takes to make a successful television series and I'm looking forward to applying that experience to 'For Better or Worse.'"

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Joshlyn Stubblefield

Sad to see it go. I love the show especially how it shows real life problems and things some people go through. Although "For Better or For Worse" is OK it's not as good as "House of Payne" I actually find it kind of stupid. Hope they change their mind and bring it back because it truly is a great show.

January 14 2012 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
djtonydee

GOOD .......HOUSE OF PAYNE REALLY REALLY SUCKED!
NOT FUNNY.
SHOWED BLACKS IN A BAD LIGHT......I HATTED IT AND NEVER WATCHED THAT IGNORANT "BROWN" CHARACTER

April 30 2011 at 7:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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badtzchik

that Brown character is on tyler perry's meet the browns not on tyler perry's house of payne that is two different shows.

September 17 2011 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tiva

that sad because I like House of Payne its a good show well there always reuns

April 30 2011 at 1:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jess

i LOVE house of payne, i dont want to see it go!

April 29 2011 at 12:11 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Pamela

Sekinu2

You don't know anything about Tyler Perry. He is a great writer and I love House of Payne, Meet The Browns and whenever Tyler Perry has a new movie out I go and see it. So you need to keep your mouth shut

April 28 2011 at 2:18 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
SEEER4078

The VOICE is fantastic The people trying out here already are very good singers Excellent in fact I loved it last night

April 27 2011 at 7:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sekinu2

That show was really bad had nothing funny and very bad writing but then again pretty much anything Tyler Perry does is garbage. i don't know how he gets new shows or who is watching them as nothing he writes has any humor and its kinda like watching low budget nickelodeon skits with bad acting. Nothing will be missed.

April 27 2011 at 4:15 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Sheila Andrews

Ithink that Kelly Rippa should resign along with Reggis! Bring in the young gifted, new look and talented.

April 27 2011 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Steven

It's about time.

April 27 2011 at 2:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
nissenmike

It sucked anyway

April 27 2011 at 1:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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