Tyler Perry’s House of Payne follows the lives of the various members of the working-class Payne family, several generations of whom all live in the same house. This Atlanta, Georgia, clan is led by lazy patriarch Uncle Curtis, who often tries unsuccessfully to get rid of nephew C.J. and his family.
June 21, 2006
Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TBS.
Four volumes are available on DVD.
House of Payne is based on the enormously successful stage and film work of creator Tyler Perry. It premiered in 2006 with a 10-episode test run in limited syndication, following which TBS ordered an unprecedented 100 episodes. The show played both in first-run syndication and on TBS until June 2007, when new episodes started airing exclusively on TBS. It was consistently one of the highest-rated shows on cable since its premiere. In April 2011, TBS announced that House of Payne would be ending its run after 222 episodes.
Allen Payne as C.J. Payne
Cassi Davis as Ella Payne
China Anne McClain as Jazmine Payne
Larramie “Doc” Shaw as Malik Payne
LaVan Davis as Curtis Payne
Lance Gross as Calvin Payne
Demetria McKinney as Janine Payne
House of Payne was created by popular playwright and filmmaker Tyler Perry, the man behind such movies as Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Family That Preys and Meet the Browns. Perry also frequently writes and directs episodes, and has appeared a handful of times as his character Madea.