August 26, 2008
‘House of Payne’ Creator Goes Brown
The producer of "House of Payne," the highest-rated original cable TV comedy, will produce a new U.S. sitcom "Meet the Browns," Variety reported Wednesday.
Producer-actor Tyler Perry has gotten the green light from TBS to produce a new half-hour comedy loosely based on this year's movie of the same name, which will star David Mann in the title role of Leroy Brown, the show business trade journal reported.
Variety said that although Perry is still working out the final drafts, "Meet the Browns" will be set in a boarding house and feature mostly black characters.