TBS Eager to Meet Perry’s ‘Browns’

Aug 26, 2008  •  Post A Comment

TBS said it ordered 10 episodes of a new sitcom from Tyler Perry.
The new series, “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns,” is scheduled to debut on TBS in January.
“Meet the Browns” stars David Mann as Leroy Brown, a character featured in Mr. Perry’s movie of the same name released earlier in the year. Mr. Mann also appeared in several episodes of “House of Payne.”
Mr. Perry will be executive producer and director of the series. He also will write occasionally for the series.
“Tyler Perry is an extraordinary talent who has turned ‘House of Payne’ into a record-breaking hit,” said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. “We’re thrilled at having the chance to repeat that success with Leroy Brown, a character already proven to be a big hit with audiences.”
The series is produced by Debmar-Mercury.
“The 10-episode preview experiment worked so well in whetting the appetite of viewers for ‘House of Payne,’ which is about to start its second season on TBS with all new episodes,” said Mort Marcus, co-president of Debmar-Mercury. “We knew the same distribution model was the perfect way to go to expand the huge ‘Meet the Browns’ brand to television.”

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