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Meet the Browns

Meet the BrownsNetwork: TBS
Episodes: 140 (half-hour)
Seasons: Five

TV show dates: January 7, 2009 — November 18, 2011
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: David Mann, Tamela Mann, Denise Boutte, Lamman Rucker, Tony Vaughn, Katherine Callan, Antonio Jaramillo, Juanita Jennings, and Logan Browning.

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TV show description:
This sitcom was created by Tyler Perry and is modeled after his film and play of the same name. It centers around a family that runs a home for senior citizens in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Brown’s father passes away and leaves him his house, along with a note that says, “Take care of the old…” Thinking that he means the elderly, Mr. Brown opens up a home for seniors, Brown Meadows. He later finds the rest of the note that indicates his father really meant to take care of the Thunderbird in the garage.

Mr. Brown, (David Mann) is a church deacon in his 60s and is proud to have been saved. He’s known for being caring and giving, and for dressing outrageously. He was married at one time, but his wife passed away. He just recently found out that he has a daughter, Cora, from a one night stand on prom night with Mabel “Madea” Simmons (Tyler Perry in the movie). Cora (Tamela Mann) is a deeply religious woman and is active in her church. Despite this, if you cross her, you’ll quickly learn she is outspoken Madea’s daughter.

Will (Lamman Rucker) is Mr. Brown’s nephew and a doctor. He loves his uncle to the point that he helps out at the home, giving free medical services to the seniors. His wife, Sasha (Denise Boutte), is a nurse who also gives of her time at the home. Still, she’s ready for more in her life and wants to get started on a family.

Jesus Hernandez (Antonio Jaramillo) is the handyman at Brown Meadows, earning money to pay his tuition for law school. London Sheraton (Arielle Vandenberg) is a privileged Paris Hilton-like celebrity and appears to do nothing. She’s at the home doing community service for several DUIs.

Edna Barnes (Juanita Jennings) is one of the residents at Brown Meadows, and although she’s in her late 60s, she acts as if it’s the new 40. She’s known to have a voice of gold and always wanted to be a singer but never pursued it. She’s a widow and all of her close friends and family have passed away as well.

Her fellow resident, Colonel Cleophus Jackson (Tony Vaughn) lives in the past. He was in the military and still lives by the motto of, “Shoot now, ask questions later.” He’s formal and disciplined, yet has a soft heart beneath it all. He’s a widower and is estranged from his only child.

Daisy LaRue (K Callan) is a former B-movie actress who misses her heyday. She still has lots of money from her career, but never spends it and refuses to talk about it. Never married, she dated some real movers and shakers.

Two foster children, 16-year-old Brianna (Brianne Gould, then Logan Browning) and 10-year-old Joaquin (Gunnar ashington), also find refuge in Brown Meadows and round out the home’s group of unusual residents.


Series Finale

Episode 140 — Meet the Family Portrait
Mr. Brown wants to have a family portrait taken but the rest of the family doesn’t and a series of conflict prevents it from happening. Elsewhere, there talks about funeral arrangements.
First aired: November 18, 2011.



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MICHAEL E. WEBB August 6, 2012 at 11:27 am



joe barone August 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Meet the browns and house of payne 1 of the worst garbage on tv not funny horrible horrible actors and actresses listen to the way they speak on the show very bad english


Chuck Allen December 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Your just bein’ nastee! Mr Borwn is hilarious and the story lines provide good family lessons.


darla July 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Bring back the Browns! Get rid of House of Payne. This show was funny the first couple of seasons but now it’s just a “pain” to watch. I liked Calvin better when he was single. CJ is full of himself now that he is the big chief or commisioner or whatever. Meet the Browns was always funny. Brown and Reggie kept you laughing.


Anonymous November 25, 2012 at 1:33 am

I totally agree


ERIC June 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm



Jeanice June 3, 2012 at 6:51 am

I love Mr Brown!!! He’s hilarious! I will miss his character so much. I don’t care much for House of Payne. It’s not funny to me. Mr Brown is awesome! I’d love to see David Mann in star in another sitcom soon.


draco February 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

So they decide to cancel\l Meet The Browns and opt to give us a new show based on two characters nobody cares about from two movies in For Better Or Worse? What was TBS high on when they made this boneheaded decision? Plus, do we really need to keep airing House Of Payne? I mean I like HOP but it would have been better to have cancelled the show last year instead of keep dragging it out now as the writers are running out of good ideas. If TBS were smart, they would keep Meet The Browns for 2 more seasons and let HOP ride off on a good note and find another sitcom instead of FBOW


jennifer love March 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

shut up.. i LOVE the browns AND house of pain.. im sad to see browns going off aer, but glad house is still on.. also i m looking forward to for better or worse.. loved them in why’s i get married!!!


Phyllis January 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Bring back the Browns! Bring back the Browns! uh huh! Bring back the Browns! Make sure Will’s mom is on every episode and I promise you I will be in front of the TV watching. She is hilarious!


Anonymous December 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

i will miss the show it was fit for kids what does people what for there kids killings evbery night on tv donna eccles


Donald July 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm

They are currently taking a long hiatus the last new episodes aired in December 2010. More will be coming but no news as to when yet. The actress that plays Sasha is pregnant and from what I understand had to take some time off.


Evelyn February 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Is this program still on. I can not find the new episodes 2011. All I see is reruns. If it is not canceled then what channel and what time is it on?


Anonymous February 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

In the mornings @10 & 10:30 on TBS


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