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Tyler Perry eyeing another “House of Payne” spinoff

Remember “All in the Family” spawned multiple spinoffs including “Maude” and “The Jeffersons”?

Tyler Perry is trying the same thing with his TBS sitcom “House of Payne.” Already, it has led to a successful “Meet the Browns” spinoff. Now, according to Hollywood Reporter, he’s considering a spinoff with a minor character on “Payne” starring Gary Owen, who plays a barber on the original show.

Owen’s stint on “Payne” stems from a chance meeting with Perry last year on radio’s “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” according to the trade publication.

Owen, the only white man to host BET’s “ComicView,” has appeared in such films as “Daddy Day Care” and “Little Man.”

Over the past decade, spinoffs were more common among reality shows (think Flavor Flav and New York on VH1) and dramas (CSI’s and Law & Order are the prime examples.). But Perry is in a league of his own.

12 comments Add your comment

DW

June 30th, 2009
3:51 pm

Good luck, Gary!

Ted Turner

June 30th, 2009
4:13 pm

TBS- Tyler’s Broadcasting System.
Why doesn’t Tyler Perry just buy TBS and put all his shows on 24/7?

NED IWUJI

June 30th, 2009
5:56 pm

I LOVE ANYTHING TYLER PERRY DOES! GO FOR IT!

Tiffany

June 30th, 2009
6:08 pm

HELP US ALL! LIKE GARY, NOT TYLER.

SICAMORE TREE

June 30th, 2009
6:19 pm

HEY GARY…ALL THE BEST AND GREAT JOB TO TYLER PERRY

Big Boom from NY

June 30th, 2009
6:31 pm

Both of his shows are so stupid… Such a waste of television viewing.

BlondeHoney

June 30th, 2009
6:35 pm

Gary Owen is ok at best…Tyler SHOULD have spun off PALMER WILLIAMS JR. (Floyd in the barbershop) in his OWN sitcom, NOT Gary…Palmer, you were ROBBED because i know for a FACT that Tyler PROMISED you the spinoff..Tyler, unitl you put Palmer in the sitcom he deserves you have lost a viewer…

BeanTown

June 30th, 2009
7:51 pm

WFT. G.O. is not that funny, I have to agree with BlondeHoney. PW is add that favor to the babershop scene & he is funny, without that that scene would be boring.

JRoc

June 30th, 2009
10:28 pm

Tha h*** is a Gary Owen? But hey I’ll give the man a chance. It might actually be a good show…….BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

6Digitballin

July 1st, 2009
9:49 am

maybe carletta will let me watch it. ya’ll better stop bashin gary on here or she will cuss you out and slap you with her birminghands! umf

Nestle

July 2nd, 2009
4:54 pm

The show is based on an interracial couple. Gary is married to an African American woman and therefore has interracial children. This is what the show is based on. I think that the article did not include this tidbit, which is important. There hasn’t been anything like this on TV since Good Times. I think that it’s important to our culture since everyone is crossing outside of their race. Why not give it a chance? If it’s a hit, then good for Tyler and Gary. If not, then I’m sure that Mr. Perry will most defintely come up with something else. It’s evident that Mr. Owen has embraced the African American culture by being on BET, so give the guy a chance before you try to turn him into mush.

Tiara

March 19th, 2010
3:01 pm

I lik both the shows but him not so much and fa get u if u dnt lik the shows or tyler