BET has picked up a revival of Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne,” the network announced Tuesday.
The comedy, which centers on retired fire chief Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and his wife Ella (Cassi Davis Patton), originally aired on TBS from 2006 to 2012. The first run of the show spanned more than 250 episodes and later spawned a one-season spinoff, “The Paynes” on OWN.
According to BET, the new revival picks up five years later “as they continue to navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family.” Production on the series is currently underway with much of the original cast set to return.
BET has also picked up a new comedy from the prolific writer-producer titled, “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living.”
After losing his job, Jeremy (Na’im Lynn), a patriarch of a young family with teenage children, decides to move to the backwoods of Georgia to help his crazy grandfather. Grandpa Vinny (J. Anthony Brown) has foolishly purchased a terribly run-down home for the elderly and he is in way over his head, but comedy ensues as Mr. Brown (David Mann) and Cora (Tamela Mann) show up at the right time as needy investors.
“House of Payne” and “Assisted Living” are executive produced, written, and directed by Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as executive producer for Tyler Perry Studios.
Both shows will premiere this summer.