House of Payne

Genres: Comedy, Comedy-Drama



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Season 1

House of Payne (also known as Tyler Perry's House of Payne) is an American comedy-drama television series created and produced by Tyler Perry which revolves around a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta, Georgia led by patriarch Curtis Payne and his wife Ella.

The series premiered in the USA in syndication on 21 June, 2006 and moved to TBS from 2007 to 2012. There are 264 half-hour episodes in seven seasons.

House of Payne originally premiered in South Africa on SABC1 on Monday 28 April 2008, at 19h00. Only the first season aired on SABC1. The series later aired on StarSat's (formerly TopTV) Fox Entertainment channel and on When Fox Entertainment became FOX in 2013 and joined the DStv bouquet as well, it began simulcasting in HD on DStv only.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 1 originally aired on SABC1 from 28 April, 2008 to 9 January, 2009. After 12 episodes had aired the show was replaced in the timeslot by City Ses'la 3 and moved to Fridays at 19h00, from 25 July.

Season 1 aired on Fox Entertainment from 4 November, 2010 to 27 January, 2011, on Thursdays at 21h00. Double episodes broadcast back-to-back, weekly.

House of Payne premiered on on Tuesday 3 January 2012, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 26 episodes in the first season.

Fox Repeats

(double bill)

Saturdays: 00h00
Sundays: 23h15


House of Payne is a comedy series about a multigenerational, working class family who experiences all of life's struggles with faith, love and most importantly humour.

Pops, the uncle and head of the household, has his life and home turned upside down when an unexpected event forces his nephew, CJ, played by Allen Payne, and CJ's kids to move into the house, putting three generations under one roof.

This chaotic living situation takes its toll on cranky Pops, who is reluctant to have his routine disturbed.

In addition to CJ's family, Pops and Ella's son, Calvin, a wise-cracking college kid with no money, hangs out at home which makes it impossible for Pops to have any peace and quiet.

It soon becomes evident just how wide the generation gap is, as the family tries to find a way to co-exist through all of life's hilarious ups and downs.

Putting the family back in family comedy, Tyler Perry's House of Payne tackles real life issues.


Note: Fox Entertainment became FOX in 2013 and began simulcasting on DStv and TopTV (as Fox Entertainment it was on the TopTV platform only). When it became FOX, it began simulcasting in HD on the DStv platform only. TopTV became StarSat in December 2013.

Season 1 (26 episodes)

Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 28 Apr 2008 | Finale: 9 Jan 2009 | Mon, 19h00 / Fri, 19h00
Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 4 Nov 2010 | Finale: 27 Jan 2011 | Thu, 21h00
Channel: | Premiere: 3 Jan 2012 | Finale: 26 Jun 2012 | Tue, 20h00

Season 2 (24 episodes)

Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 3 Feb 2011 | Finale: 21 Apr 2011 | Thu, 21h00
Channel: | Premiere: 29 Jun 2013 | Finale: 21 Dec 2013 | Sat, 19h30

Season 3 (26 episodes)

Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 22 Mar 2012 | Finale: 14 Jun 2012 | Thu, 20h15
Channel: | Premiere: 28 Dec 2013 | Finale: 21 Jun 2014 | Sat, 19h30

Season 4 (26 episodes)

Channel: Fox Entertainment | Premiere: 4 Oct 2012 | Finale: 27 Dec 2012 | Thu, 20h15
Channel: FOX | Premiere: 25 Jul 2013 | Finale: 24 Oct 2013 | Thu, 20h15

Season 5 (26 episodes)

Channel: FOX | Premiere: 6 Feb 2014 | Finale: 24 Jul 2014 | Thu, 20h45

Season 1 Cast

C.J. Payne

Calvin Payne

Claretha Jenkins

Curtis Payne

Ella Payne

Janine Payne

Jazmine Payne

Malik Payne

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