Showing posts with label Tyler Perry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tyler Perry. Show all posts

Saturday, September 05, 2020

6.6 Million Viewers Tuned in to Tyler Perry’s New Sitcoms “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”

BET adds two more hit series to its winning Wednesday line up, with Tyler Perry’s new sitcoms, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living.” Executive Produced by Tyler Perry, BET’s new original series swoops into ratings success on its debut night, grossing 6.6 Million viewers P2+ during premiere night across premieres and encores (simulcast across BET and BET Her on 9/2/20).* “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” grew across every quarter-hour, peaking in the final quarter-hour (.592 P18-49 rating). The two-hour television event delivered the four most social primetime cable comedy episodes of the day on social media.** “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” occupied the #1 and #2 spots for Program social video views (excluding Sports and News & Talk), posting over 4M streams collectively.** New Episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living.” air Wednesdays starting at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” are executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed serves as Executive Producer of both series for Tyler Perry Studios.


The seventh season of the hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and his lovely wife Ella (Cassi Davis Patton) as they pick up five years later as they continue to navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” airs Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT on BET. #HouseOfPayne


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. “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” airs at 9 PM ET/PT. Wednesdays on BET. #AssistedLivingBET

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Tyler Perry buys groceries for senior citizens at dozens of supermarkets

Tyler Perry treated seniors in Georgia and Louisiana to free groceries on Wednesday.

The director, who was born in New Orleans and lives in Atlanta, paid the grocery tabs for senior and higher-risk shoppers at 44 Kroger stores in Metro Atlanta on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the supermarket chain confirmed to ABC News.

He did the same thing for Winn-Dixie shoppers in Louisiana, a representative for the stores said.

Both grocery stores have designated shopping hours for those whom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said are at higher risk for developing severe illness as a result of the novel coronavirus.

“We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “It was truly a pleasure to see our customers fill with joy and gratitude as the news spread throughout 44 stores across Metro Atlanta.”

Perry, 50, has not commented on the donations, and reportedly told stores to simply say the bills were paid by an anonymous "angel."


Monday, November 18, 2019

November 20th Democratic Debate to be held at Tyler Perry Studios

The fifth Democratic presidential debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Nov. 20.

The debate will be feature four moderators, all of whom are women: Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show"; Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" and NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News' White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Michelle Obama congratulates Tyler Perry of opening of Tyler Perry studios

Although she was unable to make it to the October 5 grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, Michelle Obama had a special message for the director and now studio owner. Read that message below.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Tyler Perry dedicates a soundstage at his Atlanta studio to Diahann Carroll

Filmmaker Tyler Perry delighted a star-studded crowd of A-list celebrities and politicians Saturday when he dedicated a new soundstage at his sprawling Atlanta studio to actress Diahann Carroll during a gala ceremony at the complex.

Perry paid tribute to the groundbreaking African American actress, one day after the announcement of her death. Carroll, who made TV history as the first black actress to star in a prime time series as a career woman rather than a domestic worker in “Julia,” died at age 84 following a long bout with cancer, said her daughter Suzanne Kay.

Perry had already planned to honor Carroll with the soundstage, one of several dedicated to pioneering African American entertainers during the weekend celebration.

But while the dedication of stages to Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Sidney Poitier were cheered by the largely VIP crowd, the tribute to Carroll was a clear highlight.

“We are honored to have shared this planet with Diahann Carroll,” Perry said on a stage in front of the chocolate-brown structure. As the cover was removed, unveiling the name of the stage, the gathering cheered robustly as fireworks marked the moment.

Said Perry, “Let her hear you up in heaven” as clips from “Julia,” “Dynasty,” the film “Claudine,” where she played a welfare mother, and other moments from her career played on a screen.


Friday, September 07, 2018

Geoffery Owens gets role on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots"

What a couple of weeks for former Cosby Show actor Geoffery Owens. Last week he who received an enormous amount of negative attention from some for working at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s to make ends meet.

This week media mogul Tyler Perry has come through on his offer of a TV show role for former Cosby show actor, Geoffery Owens.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Owens has accepted Perry's offer of a role on the OWN series The Haves and the Have Nots. He'll recur on the show's sixth season, appearing in 10 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The show is about to resume filming in Atlanta.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Tyler Perry offers Geoffery Owens a job

UPDATE: Geoffery Owens gets role on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots"

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens appeared on Good Morning America in an interview with Robin Roberts to explain why he was working at Trader Joes and that every job is valuable and worthwhile. A few minutes after his interview writer, director, producer, and actor, Tyler Perry Tyler Perry sent him a tweet offering him a job.

Check out the Good Morning America interview below:

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Tyler Perry On Critics Who Say His Movies Negatively Portray Black Community

Tyler Perry might be one of the most successful men in the entertainment industry, having built a movie and TV empire, but the producer, director and actor still faces his fair share of critics.

Perry, 46, has come under fire from people who believe that his films are damaging to the black community by exploiting black stereotypes in the characters he creates.

But Perry admits that he's surprised by the backlash.

Read more: Tyler Perry Responds to Critics Who Say His Movies Negatively Portray Black Community

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas gets 6 nominations for Razzie Awards.

Wow who says Hollywood does not recognize the cinematic excellence that is a Tyler Perry movie ? Tyler Perry's "A Madea Christmas" earned six nominations for the Razzie Awards. ( If it makes anyone feel any better Will Smith's After Earth received also received six nominations )

A Madea Christmas was nominated in each of the following catergories:

Worst Picture: A Madea Christmas

Worst Actress: Tyler Perry (as Madea)

Worst Supporting Actor: Larry the Cable Guy

Worst Screen Combo: Tyler Perry and Larry the Cable Guy

Worst Director: Tyler Perry, A Madea Christmas ( and for Confessions of a Marriage Counselor )

worst Screenplay: A Madea Christmas, Tyler Perry

See all of the nominees for this prestigous honor here:

About The Razzie Awards

Starting with an Oscar® Night ceremony so small it was actually staged in a living room alcove, The Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards have since grown into what E! On-Line recently called "the foremost authority on all things that suck on the big screen." Annually presenting Dis-Honors for Worst Achievements in Film since 1980 in categories ranging from the obvious (Worst Picture, Actor and Actress) to the obtuse (Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple) The RAZZIES® today receive television, radio and newspaper coverage around the world. Their yearly bestowing of Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophies is regularly covered by all three major worldwide newswire services (AP, UPI and Reuters) CNN, major market TV network affiliates across the U.S. and on nationwide ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR network radio news. They also receive print coverage in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Premiere and People-on-Line Magazines. It has been estimated that the worldwide audience annually exposed to information about The RAZZIES® is over One Billion People.

Founded by Lifelong Cine-Maniac and Cynic John Wilson, author of both 1995's EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES and the recent Warner Books release THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE (Listing 100 of The Berry Funniest Bad Movies Ever Made), the RAZZIES® are a light-hearted parody of award shows in general (and The Oscars in particular). The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation's well-aimed Darts of Derision have always been directed at Hollywood's High Profile Humiliations (rather than at the easier target of low-budget/drive-in fare). Worst Picture Dis-Honorees to date have included such Big Budget B.O. Bombs as CATWOMAN, HOWARD THE DUCK and JACK & JILL, as well as such Certified Camp Classics as MOMMIE DEAREST, SHOWGIRLS, BATTLEFIELD EARTH and I KNOW WHO KILLED ME. "Winners" of RAZZIE® Awards for what they would argue was acting range from such Highly Regarded But Project-Misguided stars as Roberto Benigni, Bill Cosby, Kevin Costner and Laurence Olivier to such Top Name But Talent-Challenged performers as Madonna, Burt Reynolds, The Asshole Formerly Known as Prince, Brooke Shields, Adam Sandler, RAZZIE® Poster Child Pia Zadora and All-Time RAZZIE® Champion (with an Impressive 10 "Wins," and a Staggering 30 date!) Sylvester Stallone.

Poised to Prick The Movie Industry's Pomp for as long as Hollywood keeps on making High-Profile Howlers, The RAZZIES® are now looking forward to their 34th Annual Ceremonies in the Spring of 2014 in H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D.