Tyler Perry's Married Movies Become TBS Series

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.