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For Better Or Worse, Tyler Perry’s sit-com centers around two of Perry’s favorite characters from the big screen- Marcus and Angela. Marcus and Angela were first introduced to the world in Tyler Perry’s blockbuster hit feature films… “Why Did I Get Married”, and “Why Did I Get Married Too”.

For Better Or Worse is a not-so-subtle situation comedy that follows the zany and sometimes tumultuous relationship of the lovesick couple. Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White are back to reprise their roles in the half-hour show. Michael plays Marcus, an ex football player turned sports commentator who owns his own sports talk show. Tasha Smith also resumes her role as Angela, the edgy and outspoken wife of Marcus who is dedicated to her husband, children, and marriage. The show also follows the lives of those who Marcus and Angela call their friends. There is Joseph, Marcus’ best friend and business partner. Joseph is left devastated by his breakup with long-time girlfriend, Leslie. Tired of waiting for a proposal from Joseph, Leslie has moved on to bigger and better things while staying focused on her career and her undying friendship with Angela. Keisha, Marcus’ ex- continues to cause a world of trouble for the group of friends and colleagues. And Jennifer and Todd are still as crazy as ever.

For Better Or Worse is ground breaking television, and is one of the biggest TV shows movie mogul Tyler Perry has ever produced. The sets, high fashion, and the strikingly good looking cast come together to create a truly sexy and provocative half-hour of television. Viewers will experience a fresh approach to the traditional sit-com format that will provide all the elements of well-crafted storytelling and the raw intrigue of reality TV. For Better Or Worse explores the controversial and joyous moments associated with marriage and dating in a 21st Century world. And like always, viewers will leave with life changing messages that have become a trademark of the Perry brand of entertainment. Don’t miss the next Tyler Perry hit… For Better Or Worse.

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  • parker Florida

    I really love tyler 's work but this show is so unreal and I know longer want to watch it. Joseph is a wimp and stupid. Leslie don't know what is want, angela and jen needs some acting lessons. so I decide not to watch it anymore.

  • preston florida

    i truly love tyler's work, i really think he has a good eye for movies and tv, but this show is too far unreal than real. let me explain, i know angela was a chemistry major and when she could not get hired in corporate america, she created her own hair product line( hence how she got a successful salon), but no stylist in america does her clients hair in 6 inch heels and wear the best clothing, plus Tasha's acting is not the same i am used too seeing. she is one of the best hood actresses i have ever seen, but this role is not for her. jennifer is the main reason to watch the show---she is hilarious and down to earth, plus todd is really good as a antagonist. the station head is really not beliveable and keisha is really overacted, but the biggest downfall to me was when marcus found out keisha's daughter was not his----there is no black man in america that would have reacted that calmly.

  • Duke Phoenix, AZ

    This show has the absolute worse dialog. The writers should be shot. I feel like I'm watching a show written for 3rd graders. Is this really the type of show Oprah wants on her network?

  • Cassey Los Angeles CA

    You are overdoing Angela's jokes. You are making her humor annoying, know when enough is enough. Cut out some of the bickering and get to the freaking point. The jokes have to be hilarious to be carried out for as long as you all do and they are just not that funny. The only show that I know that has ever been that funny is Martin and this show doe snot even come close. Know when to stop, please. The show is really good but it wont last long if you continue to make it annoying. FYI Marcus, Leslie, the boy that works in the office as an assistant and the girl that works at the front desk as an assistant are the only characters that are naturally funny. The other characters come across as annoying when they go on too long about the same stupid subject or joke. Keyshia, Angie, Joseph seriously annoying as SH*****T

  • Cassy Los Angeles CA

    Tyler, I like the plot of the show. But I can no longer watch the show any longer. It is so annoying. You all elaborate on the jokes for way too long, the extra back and forth is excessive and makes you just want to turn the TV off. With your amount of experience, I would think you would know the right amount of balance and how far to carry the jokes or the back and forth of conversations. Please hire a professional, experienced writer that knows when the joke has went on too long. The serious and funny conversations go from funny or serious to annnnnnnoying really quick. Its way too much back and forth about one subject and we get the point. You need to balance it. Do you or Opera actually watch the show? Because I'm sure if you did you would make the changes. I'm starting to think you do not write or watch the show. Your previous work seems more professional than this, please get rid of your writer and get a more experienced team. The show has a great plot and I would love to watch but it's really annoying. The conversations go on way too long. TOOOOOOOO LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Q'Nique Dixon Petersburg

    Hey Tyler, I have enjoyed everything you have written and produced so much that I would like to work with you its my dream to become an actress and be able to work with you please reply back if you can help my dream come true.

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  • Dee Tennessee

    Mr. Perry, I don't know anything about how to make a TV show, but I know that something is wrong with FBFW. I'm not sure if you have the right ensemble cast. Maybe it's the combination of over acting and under acting, there's no real balance. Your characters are too loud or too much weave or too ghetto or too stupid or too dressed up and at the same time their characters don't seem developed enough to carry a show. I don't know. Sometimes I just roll my eyes. Truth is I just stopped watching. I like the idea of featuring an upscale Atlanta family and their friends, don't lose that. It's different, but I think you need better scripts, remove a few of the characters, probably Leslie and Joseph, too young, immature and naïve. In fact, I like the idea of a single, more mature female and a single more mature male, not living together or even dating, but perhaps there is lots of flirting and tension between them. They are friend of our main couple, but every time there's a gathering they are bringing different dates. I think Angela and Marcus can carry the show with extended family, especially cousins, and friends. Just my two cents...

    • Beejcee Missouri #1887053

      @Dee, I agree the show does need a change. Since we now know that it is over for Chris and Leslie, maybe it IS a good idea to lose the characters of Leslie and Joseph, at least for a while. In my opinion, there is nothing left of interest (with those two).

    • angel ny #1922909

      I agree! The only reason there was the abililty to create this show is because fans want more of Tasha Smith after the movies she was in. We wanted to see more of Angela and Marcus and their relationship outside of the vacation trips with friends. We wanted to see how they raise their children and deal with the issues in their lives. All of the accessory friends and their relationships are actually not at all interesting to us...unless their situations are directly related to Angela and Marcus. In the movie, Angela mentioned something about a brother (why havent we seen him in the sitcom in some capacity) There was also a scene in the sitcom where Angela was going out and MJ was going to the car where his grandmother was waiting for him to babysit him. (why havent we see grandma yet in the sitcom in some capacity) I think the absolute BEST episodes are the ones that focus on Angela, Marcus and MJ and the day to day family situations. We would love to see more with MJ, his aunts and uncles, his friends, his school, his extracurricular activities, Angela and her mothers relationship, does Angela have a father...what is the relationship there, what about Marcus family, does he have brothers or sisters, do they have kids, who are MJ cousins and what is he getting into with them, what about Marcus parents MJ paternal grandparents, what is the relationship there... THESE are the things the fans want to see in FBOW, not a whole season devoted to Leslie/Joseph and that wedding mess! Just an opinion....

  • Nancy

    Hi Tyler- Tyler I have enjoyed every show or play that I have seen of yours but, this one For Better or Worst I don't care for some of the characters in the show. Angie is straight out boring all she says is Marcussss 50 times through out the whole show I would like to here her say something else sometime. I think Leslie is a good actor, Joseph yes he acts childish but I like watching him. Marcus is o.k. but him and Angie I don't know. During the first season they were the bomb I don't know what happen just not funny any more. Have and Have Nots is just great characters and all.

  • Quiana

    Well I feel loke Leslie not 100% over him. Everyone thinks dat dey shpuldnt get bak together but, i personally think dey should. I think dat Leslie and Joseph learned there lesson. She called that man Joseph on there honey moon. She prayed dat he recover from da bike accident in the mox of she love him so mich. She was at the hospital whenshe shpuld have been getting married. He kiss her she koss him back. Chris been gone since the wedding. A man that have not had sex woth his own wofe at least a week pr two later to me i would feel loke he out doing him. He aint tryim to spend time with her. I think dey shpuld get the wedding annulled. Bcus dey can bcus of npt havim sex yet. I been there and done that with a man i kno how iy feels to be truley in love with someone and it dont go away that easy. If God can give a man another chance so can this woman. This only happen once and again its not loke he cheated or beat on her. If you gomna not be with a man because he he didnt marry u bcus he wasnt ready or he wasnt ready yet or bcus he not ready to have a baby yet den u dnt deserve to be with anybody. He might have said a couple of wrong things out his mouth but he didnt beat on her or anything. I thhink Joseph is ready now. And sometimes it takes a break and to c yur woman or man to move om to wake up. And i think Joseph woke up. He is in love with Joseph and Joseph is in love with Leslie. And dats. enough to try to make thingsbwork. At first they didnt kno that but now they do. Me peronally dnt think dat Joseph is a bad actor at all. Bcus outter a group of friend r of dem will b different and Joseph os different. So Mr Perry u got the right people.

  • Michelle Washington

    Bring back house of Payne and meet the browns

  • mel

    The marriage between Leslie and Chris will be over next week I read preview for next week's show is sad because I really like them together

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