A four-year syndication deal announced today will bring a record-breaking comedy series to the cable network BET. Debmar-Mercury announced the deal that will send all 254 episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” to BET.
“The syndicator and Perry produced more episodes of the show during its 2006-12 run than any other African-American sitcom, with ‘House of Payne’ surpassing ‘The Jeffersons’ at 253 episodes, ‘Family Matters’ (215) and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ (189),” the announcement reports.
Maureen Guthman, Senior Vice President of Programming & Acquisitions, BET, comments in the announcement: “We identified ‘House of Payne’ as a highly compatible series for our daytime sitcom staples. Not only is our audience a fan of this successful series but ‘The Mann Family’ has been a talent on BET for years.”
The show will launch its run on BET with a 24-hour marathon beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, at noon ET/PT and running through Monday, Nov. 2, at noon ET/PT.