April 26, 2011
TBS has announced the cancellation of one Tyler Perry series just as another is set to begin. A press release for the upcoming dramedy For Better or Worse also states that House of Payne will end its successful run after four years.
"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," said Perry. "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."
House of Payne premiered on the network in June 2007 to what was, at the time, basic cable's biggest sitcom audience ever. It continued to remain popular throughout its run, ranking in television's Top 5 primetime sitcoms with African-American adults 18-34 and 18-49 as recently as the first quarter of this year.
No end date has been announced yet for the series finale.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)