OWN RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF TYLER PERRY'S COMEDY "THE PAYNES" JANUARY 16
Hit Perry Dramas "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "If Loving You is Wrong" Return January 9 & 10
Los Angeles - OWN's new Tyler Perry comedy "The Paynes" will have its series premiere on Tuesday, January 16 with two back-to-back episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. "The Paynes," a spin-off of beloved Perry comedy "House of Payne," follows Ella and Curtis Payne (Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis) through the ups and downs of retirement. The series also stars Emmy-winning actress Jackée Harry ("227").
Additionally, Perry's hit drama series "The Haves and the Have Nots," starring Tika Sumpter and John Schneider, will return for a fifth season on Tuesday, January 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and drama series "If Loving You is Wrong" will return with all-new episodes on a new day and time, Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
To date, "The Haves and the Have Nots" is the #1 original series on all of cable for African-American women and the year's #1 original scripted series on all of cable for African-American total viewers. Additionally, "If Loving You is Wrong," is the #2 original scripted cable series for African-American women and total viewers.
"The Paynes," "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "If Loving You Is Wrong" are created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and are co-produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.
Please find additional information for each series below:
"The Paynes" (Series Premiere Tuesday, January 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; moves to regular timeslot Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on January 20)
In Tyler Perry's new comedy series, "The Paynes," Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne, from the hit series "House of Payne." As Curtis and Ella are enjoying their retirement, a death in the family takes them on the road to Florida, where Curtis is roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer - with plenty of laughs and life lessons along the way. "The Paynes" also stars Emmy-winner Jackeé Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary, Sanai Victoria and Anthony O. Dalton.
"The Haves and the Have Nots" (New episodes premiere Tuesday, January 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
"The Haves and the Have Nots," starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. The most explosive season yet, season five picks up with no one unscathed by scandal, destruction, life-threatening moments and even death. The series also stars Angela Robinson, Renée Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Aaron O'Connell, Tyler Lepley, Gavin Houston.
"If Loving You is Wrong" (New episodes premiere Wednesday, January 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"If Loving You Is Wrong," delves into the lives of neighbors and friends-turned-frenemies Alex (Amanda Clayton), Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson), Marcie (Heather Hemmens), Esperanza (Zulay Henao) and Natalie (April Parker-Jones). Season three continues to unfold as the neighborhood that once was the perfect picture of suburban life is still dealing with the repercussions of the scandalous affair that tore apart two marriages, and jeopardized every friendship the couples held close. The series also stars Joel Rush, Eltony Williams, Aiden Turner, Charles Malik Whitfield, Denzel Wells and Jay Hunter.
About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, and develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. TPS' former studio lot was situated on a 200,000-square foot former Delta Airlines campus of over 60 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. During the course of its operation, the space was home to production of 10 films and over 700 episodes of Mr. Perry's five television series. In 2015 TPS expanded operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, a former army base, which sits on over 330 acres minutes from downtown Atlanta. Mr. Perry and the studio's Georgia-based employees are in production of Perry's current television series and feature films, in addition to providing state of the art facilities and services to major feature films and television shows filming in Atlanta. Production is already underway at the new studio, which will contain twelve soundstages ranging in size between 10,000 and 60,000 square feet.
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