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Tyler Perry's House of Payne is a comedy series about a multigenerational, working class family who experiences all of life's struggles with faith, love and most importantly humor. Pops, the uncle and head of the household, has his life and home turned upside down when an unexpected event forces his nephew, CJ, played by Allen Payne, and CJ's kids to move into the house, putting three generations under one roof.

This chaotic living situation takes its toll on cranky Pops, who is reluctant to have his routine disturbed. In addition to CJ's family, Pops and Ella's son, Calvin, a wise-cracking college kid with no money, hangs out at home which makes it impossible for Pops to have any peace and quiet. It soon becomes evident just how wide the generation gap is, as the family tries to find a way to coexist through all of life's hilarious ups and downs.

Putting the family back in family comedy, Tyler Perry's House of Payne tackles real life issues with very funny humor.

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  • Mary Anderson Greensboro, N.C.

    Unlike most of the the shows on TV today this was one show that was funny without being taking humor to a another level. The shows had great story lines and lots of meaning. I am very sorry to see it go off. While I like the other show-it is not really the same type of family show as the Paynes. I don't think the best choice was made by replacing one with the other.

  • DJ New Jersey

    My husband and I have just caught up on episodes from our DVR and were SHOCKED to hear the announcer say "LAST EPISODE EVER" then we watch the show and were even more SHOCKED at how it ended. This can't be right....surely Tyler Perry and TBS are playing a game and this isnt right. We can't end this series and then to end it the way you did is NOT okay. I'm sitting here feeling cheated and very incomplete. PLEASE PLEASE bring this show back. I just dont understand why it ended.....Please explain....someone....please.

  • Tyra Texas

    I am very upset that House of Payne is going off the air. My kids and I love this show. I even got my husband to pull away from PS3 to watch it. This is the only T.V. show I can get him to sit and watch with me without being tempted to turn on a game and now it's cancelled. I really loved Miranda and Janine and hoped to seeing more of the babies grow up to replace the other kids, but I miss them too and have followed them over to Disney. This is very disappointing as I've been a big fan of Allen since he started on the Cosby's and to see him and Keisha reunite again on the big screen feels like family to me with a little extra flavor from Curtis and Ella. Also, Claretha and Floyd was the flare the show needed from a time of two as the best friends. This was a great script and now I am wondering when will I see all my favorite cast again. Tyler can you move to another network maybe OWN will take us.

  • Vinesha Maryland

    I did not understand the ending.... More house of Payne please...................................

  • Breyahnna Hopewell, VA

    i am so disappointed on how the last episode ended i dont think that the show should be canceled i love that and have been a a huge fan since the very first episode i think this show should still air, and then the way the last episode ended was just highly upsetting because now everybody wants to know if calvin and miranda really get a divorce or whats going on with them please please please please bring the show back

  • Victoria Kraus United States

    I am really disappointed that first, Meet The Browns had been cancelled, and now, House of Payne. I really looked forward to watching the new series every Friday. I even would set them to record before, to make sure that I wouldn't miss them. They were actually the most cleanest comedy sitcoms on television anymore, and the only ones that gave God glory on their shows. There were some things in some of the series, that I did not approve of, but still better than all the rest. My favorites were Mr. Brown and Cora, from Meet The Browns, and Ella, from House of Payne, but I really liked Curtis and Floyd too, and all the other cast members as well, but I liked the way Ella and Cora, expressed their faith in God, and were bold in doing so! My husband and myself, are just only a couple of people out here, who are really going to miss these two sitcoms. Meet The Browns and House Of Payne, were way better than For Better Or For Worse, in my opinion. It actually angers me that television has become so vulgar, and disgusting anymore. I don't even watch any of the new sitcoms that have come out. I do not approve, nor does God. This world just keeps going further and further away from God, and this actually sickens me!

  • Stephanie M Pennsylvania

    This is unfortunate in a time when there are (I was going to say so few shows on television that are worthy of family much less the African American Family) any shows that are insightful enough and have the courage to reach into real life family situations that make us look and at the places we can get to, the hardships that we face and the strength that the black family has to endure and rise above. This show faced those things. It also showed the world that black families though they appear small in numbers are cohesive we live, work hard, and love hard even when we feel there is nothing left to give WE get up and give some more. I am truly saddened and will be lost without having time to share my emotions with the Paynes if only but for 30 to 60 minutes on Friday nights. I don't know it the plethora of comments coming in will be heard but it just one makes it through I hope you hear the pleas. Finish this by bringing about closure for Calvin and his family one way or another to complete the teaching of the working dynamic of the black family just because we don't live together does not mean we lack the means to support one another. This is a HUGE problem today as it was in the past...Teach how to make the difference.

  • Michael Minnesota

    I am in agreeance with so many others.....my wife and absolutely love House of Payne and never miss an episode. We were incredibly disappointed when we heard it was coming to an end and couldn't wait for the final episode - seeing previews made us think that all was going to end up well even though I know that doesn't always reflect real life. We were thinking - finally Calvin's going to man up and support his family - even if he has to flip burgers to do it - Miranda will realize she's been too harsh and actually acknowledge that she shouldn't have invited Travis into their home when no one else was around - and that they were all going to celebrate with a nice dinner...and then BAM - we were hit with the news of divorce and a packed suitcase with five minutes left in the episode. Mr. Perry - we love your work, but please, please, please explain why you ended it that way. I keep thinking maybe TBS cancelled the show and you had to wrap it up quickly, but it's been known for a few months that it was ending, so I'm not sure that's it. You're known for wanting to please your fans and your e-mails that you send out are always filled with gratitude for the loyalty that your fans show. I'm afraid that the way you ended this could ruin it for some followers and I'm hoping that you have good reason for ending it the way you did. sigh........

  • Sonja Pittsburg, CA

    I feel so bad I didn't get to watch it until last night (had it recorded). I didn't know it was cancelled and I am saddened by the way it ended but Tyler has so many other projects going on we will see the cast in something else - I'm sure.

  • Monique Balch Springs Tx

    Hello Family, Please think clearly before we speak out negatively on how Tyler ended the show. We must stand with him. This was not an easy ending to absorb. But, realistically is life easy. No the reality is life is hard and we have to accept the things we do not want to believe. We say that Tyler listens to God when he writes theses shows and movies. If we truly believe he hears God we have to know he ended the show in the correct fashion. Tyler fashioned the House of Payne as true life situations with Ella serving God - Curtis being sometimes in sometimes out & CJ dealing with his deceiving wife having to forgive -Janine facing her drug addiction - to every character of the show. Please understand I am sadden about Miranda and Calvin because they were real life to us all. But in real life it doesn't always end peachy creamy as we would like. Sometimes divorce comes into play. Please remember to support our brother Tyler Perry don't allow bitterness and anger overtake you. You see all Satan wants is a foot in the door. We don't want to get angry and void all the VICTORIES, EFFORTS AND TRUTH which has already been expressed through the making of House Of Payne. Look at all the doors God has used Tyler to open for his people of all races. Especially our Black people. Tyler is such as inspiration to us all. Remember who he serves and who he is glorifying with his work. He is serving our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is a Son of the most high our FATHER GOD. Thank you Father for the GIFT of our brother TYLER PERRY. Keep working through him keep his family and friends, Stay the hand of the enemy against him and allow your precious Spirit to cover him. In Jesus mighty name show yourself strong Father. For your name sake. Bless Lord. Amen and Amen. Your sister in Christ Monique Whitehead we love you Tyler.

  • Elyse delaware

    Tyler Perry to be honest i ust got into house of payne last year. I really like meet the browns and because the shows would always come on together i began to watch them. Then i truly started to like this show more than Meet the Browns which I was surprised at. I was really surprised when you took Meet the Browns off the air but at least I still had House Of Payne. And ever since after Calvin and Miranda got married the plot kept getting better and better. I truly love the couples in particular, Cj and Janine and Calvin and Miranda. I really felt like this issues were truly real and you felt for the characters especially every time we saw Calvin cry lol. Even Jasmine and Malik's issues were up to date with real life issues. I was disappointed with it ending last friday and even more upset on how it ended. I know everything at some point must come to an end but please not yet I really enjoy this show and i would like to see a better finale. I don't really watch for better or for worse so i don't know what i'll really have to watch on friday's. Anyways please bring it back even if it is only for one more season PLEASE.

  • Monica Watkins Stockton, CA

    I must say that I am sooooooooooooooo disappointed that 1. this show was cancelled and 2. the way it ended. REALLY??? I wanted to jump through the screen on Miranda but to see her walk out that door and walk away from her marriage and to know that's it! We don't get to see how that situation is resolved at all? Yea I know I need to get a life (like really), because clearly I am too caught up in this show but I just need some resolution Mr. Perry so I can have peace. Now what can we do to fix this?

    • Lisa Indy #1730363

      I am with you 100% Monica...oh emmm geee! I was devastated!

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