TBS Wants More Tyler Perry
The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of a
"Tyler Perry is an extraordinary talent who has turned 'House of Payne' into a record-breaking hit," says Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "We're thrilled at having the chance to repeat that success with Leroy Brown, a character already proven to be a big hit with audiences."
Actor David Mann will reprise his role from the movie as Leroy Brown, the head of a fun-loving
"I am so excited to continue my relationship with TBS," Perry says. "It has been so fulfilling artistically, I feel as if I've been adopted into another family. An artist such as myself cannot imagine being in a partnership with any other network."
"House of Payne" debuted in June 2007 to an audience of more than 5 million people, making it the best premiere for a half-hour comedy in the history of ad-supported cable. It continues to draw strong ratings for TBS, averaging better than 3 million viewers per episode.