TBS Cancels Tyler Perry’s ‘House Of Payne’ And Gives Him New Sitcom

- By Bossip Staff

TBS wants no more of Tyler Perry’s ‘House Of Payne’… but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate how Tyler’s shows make it rain on their ratings.

For his next trick, Tyler Perry is bringing the two hood-est characters from his film “Why Did I Get Married?” to the small screen. TBS has ordered ten episodes of the new show “For Better Or For Worse,” which will follow the lives of Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White’s characters Marcus and Angela… you know, the loud, angry Black wife and her can’t-get-right husband with the baby mama drama. Unlike the other Tyler Perry sitcoms, this one is targeting young adults, not families.

No word on whether any of the less stereotypically disfunctional “Why Did I Get Married?” couples will be featured on the show at all.

In a statement, TBS’s executive VP of programming Michael Wright said TBS’s decision to bring a new Perry sitcom in was the success his shows have had in making TBS “a prime destination for African-American viewers.”

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

No word on why, despite all of that “success,” “House of Payne,” which brought Perry to TBS is being cancelled after 5 years and 7 seasons.

Tyler Perry didn’t sound too concerned in the announcement press release either.

“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,” said Tyler Perry. “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.”

The new show will start production in Atlanta this summer. No word on when the last episode of “House of Payne” will air.

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  • erica

    I didn’t think the other couples in Why Did I Get Married were stereotypical. They were dealing with death of a child, cheating husband and a wife too busy for her husband. Sounds like typical not stereotypical situations that occur with married people.

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  • Wise

    House of PAINfull acting is what it should have been called….Ill stick to Family Guy on TBS…Very Funny.

    • ThaTruth

      I’m with you on that FAMILY GUY all the way!!!

  • ReallynotInterested

    Thank goodness this show is cancelled. Next up: Meet The Browns!

    • ThaTruth

      I second that!!

  • Tony Redds

    the house of payne was not a good show..

  • Breezy

    Yeah JUST WHAT WE NEED !!!! We ALREADY KNOW what its going to be about, because EVERYTHING TP DOES IS THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN !!!!!!!!! Give somebody with some REAL tallent a chance !!

  • rei

    I’m shocked that it lasted that long. Seemed like it was one of those shows that would get the boot as soon as it aired. Such an awful show. “Meet The Browns” is next in line….

  • http://deleted Breezy

    oops ! i mean talent

  • Cuda Love!

    GOOD RIDDINS House of lames!

    Next the should cancel …Meet the CLOWNS!

  • uknoitsromaro

    I support my people but honestly, this show was a BUST!! It was so corny… Sorry but Meet the BRowns should be next

  • lt

    i wasn’t a fan but i applaud & respect tyler’s efforts, he is doing his thing. keep it movin.


    @Dilla, I completely co-sign with you. It’s a shame the only time hollywierd offers blacks opportunities on TV it’s either the “shuck-n-jive baffoonery” or the “angry-loud-ghetto-neck snappin-black female” or the “thug”. Damn shame Tyler made a deal with the devil to get that paper.

  • Lovely One

    But I liked House of Payne. IMO, it was better than Meet the Browns…that show had to grow on me.

  • Stacy

    @pbsflawless1 Thank you for saying what I was going to say!! SHUT-UP!! everytime they talk about Tyler Perry they have to use their Sesame Street word of the day “baffoonery”or stereotypically! Some of us are mature enough to see it as pure Intertainment. So get over it!!

  • NYC Gal

    I co-sign with everything you stated. We so desperate to be on TV and Film that we are willing to accept any and everything for the smallest amount of money.

  • MLK

    I know why HOP was cancelled. Because it did not show negative views of the african american. While it had moments that showed a struggle, the most of it showed a strong family that could handle all obsticals tthrown at them. It showed a marriage that supported unity and love……America knows the danger of cofidence…they knew that if you showed people of “color” doing positive things it would encourage others “of color” to do the same…..it got to be too much positive and so now they are replacing it with something more destructive to the african american race…and these people are selling out to this……smh @ TP

    • pbsflawless1

      @ MLK, I was with you until the end, we know that the station cancelled it because it didn’t get the attention of “immature” audiences…. we know they wanna see women beat and someone stabbed to death… this more more of a realistic show that had natural comedy. Something that ppl that were born in the 90’s know nothing about. The next show MAY have some positive value to it so how can you say it is going to be negative???
      @ God has a special place for racist ppl… how u gonna make someone mad on the internet??? Grow up… if u r racist, why are you taking your time to even comment on this blog… SMMFH 2 u.

  • Stacy

    There is nothing baffoonery about house of payne!! It’s a very Good Show it deals with a lot of real life issues. And if I recall yes some! black people had a problem with the Cosby Show!! saying it was not realistic because black people did live like that!

  • http://bossip Pimp4ADay

    I see Tyley Perry owning TBS in the near future.

  • Dr007

    from bad to worse. could barely stand the shrill screaming, definitely unfunny couple in that sorry sequel WDIGM2. who really wants to see more of them? blecch

  • Charlotte

    Why are they keeping that snoozer ‘Are We There Yet’ over ‘House of Payne?’ Just dont cut Meet the Browns. That show has me on the floor laughing sometimes.

    • pbsflawless1

      I am 1000% w/ u on that one…”Are we there yet” is boring… didn’t make me laugh one bit… Terry Crews is the only light of that… Ice Cube messed up w/ that… if they were gonna get rid of anything THAT WAS IT!!!! I hope “Meet the Browns” doesn’t go anywhere

  • ItsWhatever

    Believe me I TRIED…..it $ucked! It wasn’t funny and there storylines were weak.

    Don’t get me wrong, I luh me some Tyler………but it was tired.


    The short fat father was annoying and he and his wife looked like two black meatballs

  • 7lady

    @Bebop84 hello sis. I think I’m getting from you that we have no room for the negative aspects of black people. That it just takes us back…and especially right now with all these negative vids and things coming up every other day these kinda shows just add. So yes I agree with you..we can’t afford the neg right now. And thanku for responding without bashing me or throwing an insult.

  • kala

    Finally somebody actually said something that made sense.

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