Air Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST on TBS
Episode Title: (#053/303) "Step It Up"
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Tyler Perry's HOUSE OF PAYNE

Both Janine and Malik have to face up to bullies, while Curtis & Ella's niece proves books can't always be judged by their covers.

"Step It Up" � Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) � TV-PG (New Episode)

Curtis and Ella's niece Renee comes to town for a scholarship interview, but her appearance doesn't exactly make her look like scholarship material. Meanwhile, Bart's obnoxious nephew, who thinks he may one day want to become a firefighter, comes to hang out at the station house and challenges Malik to a firefighter competition.

Created and Directed by Tyler Perry

Written by Jene� V. Giles & Christopher Moore

Series Regulars

Curtis "Pops" Payne � LaVan Davis

Ella Payne � Cassi Davis

C.J. Payne � Allen Payne

Malik Payne � Larramie "Doc" Shaw

Jazmine Payne � China Anne McClain

Calvin Payne � Lance Gross

Recurring Cast

Claretha Jenkins � Denise Burse

Bart � Bart Hansard

Keenan � Cedric Pendleton

Angel � Joyce Girard

Janine � Demetria McKinney

Guest Stars

Jo ("Step It Up") � Brenda Porter

Renee ("Step It Up") � Mystie Smith

Peter ("Step It Up") � Tommy Dimassimo

Emily ("Step It Up") � Debra Nelson

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