Under Tyler Perry’s mega-deal with Viacom, BET will have a revival series of his former TBS comedy, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and a new series, Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living, which will star mainstays, David and Tamela Mann.
House of Payne ran on TBS from 2006-2012 and had a whopping 254 episodes. A short-lived spinoff, The Paynes, ran for one season in 2018 on OWN. Original series stars LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis Patton, Lance Gross, Demetria McKinney, China Anne McClain, Larramie “Doc” Shaw, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Allen Payne are all set to return for House of Payne.
According to the network, the revival series “picks up five years later, as retired fire chief Curtis Payne (Davis) and his lovely wife Ella (Patton) continue to navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family.”
Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living will star David Mann, Tamela Mann, J. Anthony Brown, Na’im Lynn, Courtney Nichole, Tayler Buck and Alex Henderson.
In the series, “Jeremy (Lynn), a patriarch of a young family with teenage children, decides to move to the backwoods of Georgia to help his grandfather. Grandpa Vinny (Brown) has foolishly purchased a terribly run-down home for the elderly and he is in way over his head, but comedy ensues as Mr. Brown (David Mann) and Cora (Tamela Mann) show up at the right time as needy investors.
View character descriptions for both series below. Both series are currently in production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, with summer premiere dates anticipated.
ABOUT THE “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” CAST:
LaVan Davis portrays Curtis Payne, the patriarch who is not afraid to speak his mind. Devoted husband to Ella and stern father to son, Calvin. He loves his family very much but prefers not to deal with them.
Cassi Davis Patton portrays Ella Payne the matriarch who has a kind heart and a great sense of humor. She loves caring for her family and knows how to keep Curtis in line.
Lance Gross portrays Calvin Payne the only child of Curtis and Ella. He is a devoted father to Calvin Jr. and Christian. Calvin has long struggled with finding his place but never lacks for trying.
Demetria McKinney portrays Janine Payne who is married to CJ and is the mother of their four children. Janine had a past history with drug addiction, but with the support of her family overcame great odds and got the help she needed.
China Anne McClain portrays Jazmine Payne, the daughter of CJ and Janine. Jazmine is the apple of her father’s eye. She has faced the challenges of growing up and going to college. She was known to have a sarcastic side and to employ sly plans to get what she wanted as a little girl.
Larramie “Doc” Shaw portrays Malik Payne the eldest son of CJ and Janine. He is smart but has unknowingly become a smaller version of his great-uncle Curtis.
Keshia Knight Pulliam portrays Miranda who is married to Calvin, but they have had marriage problems. She is the stepmom to Calvin Jr. and is the mother of baby Christian.
Allen Payne as CJ Payne who is the nephew of Curtis and Ella, who raised him. He married his high school sweetheart, Janine and is the proud father of Malik, Jazmine, and twins Jayden and Hayden. CJ is the Fire Chief Commissioner.
ABOUT THE “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” CAST:
David Mann plays Mr. Brown who reluctantly invests in a dilapidated assisted living facility. He agrees because he has deep-seated animosity towards Vinny, the current owner.
Tamela Mann plays Cora, Mr. Brown’s daughter who falls in love with the assisted living facility. She thinks it will be a good investment for herself and her father.
J. Anthony Brown plays Vinny, Jeremy’s grandfather. Vinny is living in a rundown assisted living facility and is growing weed.
Na’im Lynn plays Jeremy who recently got laid off unexpectedly and travels to rural Georgia with his family to visit his grandfather.
Courtney Nichole plays Leah, Jeremy’s supportive wife. When she realizes that it may be Jeremy’s inheritance, she suggests that they stay in Georgia and fix up and run the assisted living building.
Tayler Buck plays Sandra, Leah and Jeremy’s daughter who is a typical phone-obsessed teenager.
Alex Henderson plays Philip, Leah and Jeremy’s son who is a typical loudmouth teenager.
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