Tyler Perry’s House of Payne

Tyler Perry's House of PayneNetwork: TBS
Episodes: 254 (half-hour)
Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: June 21, 2006 — August 10, 2012
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis, Allen Payne, Larramie Doc Shaw, China Anne McClain, Demetria McKinney, Denyce Lawton, Bobbi Baker, Palmer Williams Jr., Cedric Pendleton, Denise Burse, Bart Hansard, Joyce Giraud, Jason Dirden, Susie Castillo, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Robinne Lee, J.R. Ramirez, Marlene Forte, and Gary Owen.

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TV show description:
Created and produced by Tyler Perry, this sitcom revolves around a multi-generational family that lives together in one Atlanta home.

Curtis “Pops” Payne (LaVan Davis) is the family patriarch and the chief of the local fire department. He looks forward to spending quiet nights with his wife, Ella. That rarely happens though because Pops’ adult son still lives with them and his nephew’s family also moves in.

Ella (Cassi Davis), Curtis’ wife, is devoted to her church and, though she lives in a home dominated by the Payne men, is queen of the palace. She’s a nurturer, whether it’s helping stray members of her family or taking care of her college-aged son, Calvin (Lance Gross). Calvin always seems to have some type of hustle, and much of it seems to be geared around getting as much as he can for free at his parents’ house. Because of the constant changes to his college class schedule, his parents aren’t sure if wise-cracking Calvin is still even attending classes.

Curtis’ nephew, CJ Payne (Allen Payne), is a father of two who is forced to move in with his aunt and uncle after his wife burns down their home while using drugs. After his own father’s death, it was his uncle that raised him but it’s hard for CJ to totally accept Curtis’ guidance. Of course, it doesn’t help that his Uncle Curtis is also his boss down at the fire station. CJ’s ex, Janine (Demetria McKinney), beats her addictions and moves into the house with her ex and their kids, Jazmine (China Anne McClain), Malik (Larramie “Doc” Shaw), and twins Hayden and Jayden.

Miranda Lucas (Keshia Knight Pulliam) is a sexy con-artist who initially initially steals from Calin and Curtis. Calvin and she later start dating and eventually get married.

The local barber shop is filled with as interesting personailities as the Payne househould. Floyd Jackson (Palmer Williams, Jr) is the self-absorbed owner of the Barber Shop. Kiki (Bobbi Baker) is a straight-forward barber and Dana Carter (Denyce Lawton) does nails. Another barber, Delante (Jason Dirden), eventually moves away and is replaced by Zack (Gary Owen), a white guy who sometimes feels out of place.

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  1. says

    please bring back the House of Payne. I looked forward every Friday to wholesome Tv with real issues.

    I don’t think the show should be cancelled. Please reconsider!!!

  2. Susy says

    Wow, that was not a great ending. But thanks to the actors who played the characters! You guys were awesome and you made me care about you.

  3. Faith says

    I really enjoyed the show…but I must say that was the worst ending possible. I realize that couples break up having been divorced myself but it looked as though there was no hope for lifetime love for Calvin. Having been in a similar situation I think maybe it’d been better to do another season or even a narration at the end showing where they all end up at least. For whatever the reason the show ended, I wish them all success.

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  5. Anonymous says

    I was shocked at the ending of the show. I rush home after work to watch House of Payne. Its my stress relief. Why is the show cancelled. I don’t want to watch no better or for worse. Please bring them all back, orginial cast.

  6. Ryan says

    I can’t believe that the show is ending like this. This show is way better than the show that they are replacing it with. This show was a good christian show and taught alot of people that they could do lots of good through the church. I can’t believe that you would even consider canceling a wonderful show like the house of paynes. I hope that you guys reconsider this decision and bring them back, and please don’t change any of the characters they wers all wonderful. Please TP bring it back reconsider the decision. Thank You for the many years that the show was on tv.

  7. babyboy says

    I am also sad and felled wrong about the show ending. One thing that I did notice is that it ended just like it started. Mister Payne and his wife and CJ and his wife are again happy and Calvin has no one and Mr. Payne is back with the fire station. How sad with out a reason why. I guess this is what happens when you make so many movies and so much money its easy yo forget the little people that watch at home and are been Blessed. Thank T.P

  8. Mike says

    I am disappointed with the cancellation of my best show. I am white too. I now have a sad face. But really am very disappointed on how the House ended. All of the stars should have been back to say “goodbye!” First it was the Browns and now the Payne’s. What am I suppose to do now??

  9. N837 says

    I’m reading my fellow people’s post. I agree total don’t let us down and cancel the show. This show is well rounded you laugh, cry and be mad watching this show. I love their family it’s like they are family for real. I don’t know what go on behind the scenes but when they hit that camera its a blessing. If yo bring it back and I pray you do don’t change the people. Thank you fr the show

  10. N837 says

    Please I am on my knees asking for them not to cancel House of Payne. That’s much funnier than that marry show. What must I do to keep this show on the air.

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