Tyler Perry's Married Movies Become TBS Series

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The cable outlet that may soon be known as “Tyler Perry’s TBS” has again enlisted the successful filmmaker to develop a series based on one of his movie franchises.

An adaptation of the two Why Did I Get Married? movies, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse will follow the ups-and-downs of television anchorman Marcus and his salon owner wife, Angela. Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) and Tasha Smith (Couples Retreat) will reprise their roles from the big screen.

TBS has ordered 10 episodes of For Better or Worse, with the option to greenlight a gazillion more — as it did with Perry’s House Of Payne — should it prove to be a ratings hit.

Production will start this summer in Atlanta, just as Perry wraps production on the final run of TBS’ House Of Payne, which in 2006 premiered to record ratings and today — along with Perry’s Meet the Browns — stands as one of the top five primetime sitcoms among African Americans age 18-34 and 18-49.

Comments (5)

  • I like Tyler Perry, but these TV shows are just not good. I don’t even chuckle while watching these shows. Writing is very amateurish. This doesn’t seem like its going to be different.

    Comment by Junior G, – April 27, 2011 06:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • never liked anything this guy has done never found it funny especially the tv shows

    Comment by chris – April 27, 2011 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The mostly negative comments and reviews on these shows has kept me away, but my family does enjoy the TBS series adaptation of “Are We There Yet?” It’s a pretty fluffy show, but occasionally touches on topics like handgun ownership and drugs in a way that has provided opportunity for family discussion. Plus I’ll give any show with Telma Hopkins in it a chance. “Shut your mouth,” indeed.

    Comment by lX – April 27, 2011 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What role did Michael Jai White play in The Dark Knight?

    Comment by Tausif Khan – April 27, 2011 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was the head of one of the crime families until The Joker took him out.

      Comment by Marcus Aurelius – April 27, 2011 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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