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[05/05/09 - 01:15 PM]
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Ready to Light Up Summer with New Season of Laughter, Exclusively on Tbs
The new season begins Wednesday, May 27 with back-to-back episodes airing at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[via press release from TBS]

Tyler Perry's MEET THE BROWNS Ready to Light up Summer With New Season of Laughter, Exclusively on TBS

David Mann Headlines Spin-Off of Popular Sitcom Tyler Perry's HOUSE OF PAYNE Based on Characters in Perry's Play and Hit Movie

In January, the latest creation from the mind of Tyler Perry quickly established itself as one of the most popular shows on television. This May, Tyler Perry's MEET THE BROWNS returns to TBS for an all-new season. The show, a spin-off of the equally popular Tyler Perry's HOUSE OF PAYNE, features characters that appeared in the play and movie versions of MEET THE BROWNS. Perry serves as owner, creator, executive producer and director of both series, which come to TBS from Debmar-Mercury.

MEET THE BROWNS, which launches its new season Wednesday, May 27, with back to back episodes airing at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT), stars David Mann (Madea Goes to Jail) as the fun-loving, wardrobe-challenged �Downtown� Leroy Brown, who is trying to fulfill his father's dying wish by opening a retirement home called Brown Meadows. Helping him out are his daughter, Cora (Tamela Mann � Meet the Browns, Diary of a Mad Black Woman); his nephew, Will (Lamman Rucker � Why Did I Get Married?), a doctor; Will's wife, Sasha (Denise Boutte � Days of Our Lives), a nurse; and Jes�s Hernandez (Antonio Jaramillo � CSI: Miami), a maintenance engineer studying to be a lawyer. Also trying to lend a hand is London Sheraton (Arielle Vandenberg � Epic Movie), a not-too-bright celebrity/heiress who has to complete community service at Brown Meadows for a DUI conviction.

Despite all the assistance, Brown soon finds himself in over his head with the arrival of three troublesome senior citizens: Col. Cleophus Jackson (Tony Vaughn � Stomp the Yard), a stubborn ex-Marine, and Ms. Edna (Juanita Jennings � Lincoln Heights), who is a little too in touch with her sexuality and Miss Daisy (K Callan � �Til Death), an aging B-movie actress. also winds up at the home by mistake. Soon, Brown Meadows is buzzing with the interactions between the residents and staff, with Brown himself at the center of the whirlwind.

MEET THE BROWNS premiered on TBS Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, with 4.2 million viewers. It quickly took position as ad-supported cable's #1 comedy among key adult demos and television's #1 scripted series among African-American viewers, households and key adults.

Perry's association with TBS began in 2006, when he and Debmar-Mercury devised a groundbreaking distribution strategy for HOUSE OF PAYNE. Perry and Debmar-Mercury offered a 10-episode experiment in select markets that produced strong ratings, leading TBS to order a full-fledged series with an unprecedented 100 episodes. TBS has subsequently purchased an additional 26 episodes. TBS has ordered 80 episodes of MEET THE BROWNS.

Debmar-Mercury, a worldwide media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show, debuting in July 2009; distributes Tyler Perry's House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; produces and distributes Trivial Pursuit: America Plays, in association with Hasbro, Inc.; distributes strips Family Feud, South Park and True Hollywood Story, as well as weeklies American Chopper, Deadliest Catch and The Dead Zone; and distributes a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios and Lionsgate. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show, 10 Items or Less, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the eagerly anticipated late-night series starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like The Office, My Name is Earl, Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, Seinfeld and Friends; specials like Funniest Commercials of the Year; special events, such as TBS Presents a �Very Funny� Festival: Just For Laughs event in Chicago in June; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





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· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· LINCOLN HEIGHTS (ABC FAMILY)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)
· TYLER PERRY'S HOUSE OF PAYNE (TBS)
· TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS (TBS)









[04/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
"Idol" Fan Save on Twitter Adds New and Dramatic Real-Time Twist to Season!
Beginning this week, fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter.

[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Three New Unscripted Series: "Startup U," "Next Step Realty: NYC" and "Monica the Medium"
These unscripted series join recently greenlit series "Becoming Us" (formerly "My Transparent Life") and "Job or No Job," which will all premiere this summer.

[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
E! Continues to Boost Original Programming with Introduction of Three New Series and Return of Three Hit Franchises
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" (Sunday, May 24), "Total Divas" (Summer 2015) and "Christina Milian Turned Up" (Fall 2015) are all due back.

[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
truTV Spring 2015 Highlights
Said offerings include the return of "Fake Off" (Wednesday, May 6), "Barmageddon" (Monday, June 1) and "How to Be a Grown Up" (Tuesday, June 2).

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, and Stars of "black-ish" and "Teen Beach 2" to Present at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
A 30-minute pre-show originating from the red carpet and a 90-minute awards show telecast will be presented on multiple platforms around the world beginning Sunday, April 26 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
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[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
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[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
USA spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced to Perform on "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets," Friday, May 15 on CBS
The special, taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win Against All-Original Competition on the Big 4, Despite Encores of "Voice" and "Chicago Fire"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS," "Dovekeepers" Top Viewers for CBS
The Eye however shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC last night.

[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Forever" Is No. 1 at 10pm in Adults 18-49 with an 11% Rise Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with Slate of Original Animal Programming Throughout April
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[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
NBC Sports Group Fills Out 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket with Complete Coverage Beginning April 15
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
CNBC's "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" Premieres Wednesday, May 13 at 10PM ET/PT
CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph.