The cable network has picked up a new dramedy from the director-producer-actor called For Better or For Worse, a spinoff project from his Why Did I Get Married? movie franchise.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which stars Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith as bickering married couple Marcus and Angela, who first appeared in 2007’s Why Did I Get Married?
“Tyler Perry’s series have been tremendously successful for TBS, helping establish the network as a prime destination for African-American viewers,” TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies exec Michael Wright said in a statement.
TBS is also home to Perry’s comedies House of Payne and Meet the Browns. House of Payne is entering its final season, but Perry is excited about his new venture.
“Even though it will be sad to say goodbye to House of Payne, I’m really looking forward to exploring new territory with For Better or Worse,” he said in a statement from TBS. “Working on House of Payne taught me a lot about what it takes to make a successful television series and I’m looking forward to applying that experience to For Better or Worse.”