TBS has committed to a whopping 172 episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” after just two years.
It takes most sitcoms nearly eight years to reach that level. And most sitcoms of course never reach that number.
“We have a terrific relationship with Tyler Perry, and this deal means new episodes of ‘House of Payne’ will continue to air on TBS well into the future,” said Michael Wright, head of programming for TBS, TNT and TCM to Hollywood Reporter. “Tyler stands alone in the entertainment business today as an entrepreneur who knows his audience.”
The company who distributes the show Debmar-Mercury said it had planned for 40 episodes in the first year starting in mid-2007. Perry delivered 100 episodes in that first calendar year.
“House of Payne”: does quantity affect quality?
- No! I love seeing so many new episodes. It’s a hilarious show!
- Yes! I wish Tyler Perry would slow down, tape fewer shows and make them better.
- His shows couldn’t be funny even if he