The Paynes

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Tyler Perry's The Paynes
Created byTyler Perry
Written byTyler Perry
Directed byTyler Perry
Mark E. Swinton
StarringLaVan Davis
Cassi Davis
Stephanie Charles
Markice Moore
JD McCrary
Sanai Victoria
Anthony O. Dalton
Matthew Law
Jackée Harry
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes38 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Tyler Perry
Camera setupMultiple
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Tyler Perry Studios
Release
Original networkOprah Winfrey Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 16 (2018-01-16) –
November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Chronology
Preceded byTyler Perry's House of Payne
Other websites
Website
Production website

The Paynes is an American television sitcom that premiered on January 16, 2018, on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show was created, written, and directed by Tyler Perry and serves as a sequel to his previous series, Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

Plot[change | change source]

The Paynes picks up where Curtis and Ella Payne have decided to take the next step in their lives—retirement. A death in the family has the whole family traveling to Sun Coast, Florida, to attend the funeral of Curtis' Uncle Robert. Their trip takes an unexpected turn when Ella and Curtis get roped into a real estate deal, landing them in a new community with a new church and unfamiliar family members. The family is thrown straight back into the issues that viewers find in their everyday lives. As life lessons abound, Ella finds a new business, new home and new purpose.

LaVan Davis and Cassi Davis are the only cast members who appear in every episode.

On June 22, 2018, OWN announced the show's return for the second half for the first season to premiere on July 20, 2018. It did not return for a second season.

Cast and characters[change | change source]

Main[change | change source]

  • Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) - Ella's husband and JoAnn’s cousin. Without consulting his wife, Curtis sells his old home and buys the house of his late uncle as well as the laundromat at the suggestion of his cousin, only to find both in ruins. Furious at first, he comes to see the effect the move has on his wife and lets it go. His return appearance in the episode "A Surprise for the Paynes".
  • Ella Payne (Cassi Davis) - Curtis' wife. While Ella is furious at her husband for not consulting her, she soon comes to see enjoy the effect of the move and lets her anger go to make a new start. Her return appearance in the episode "A Surprise for the Paynes".
  • JoAnn Payne (Jackée Harry) - Curtis' cousin and Ryan's mother. who tricked him into buying his late uncle's dilapidated home as well as a broke-down laundromat in order to make profits for her church. Her first appearance in the episode "A Surprise for the Paynes".
  • Nyla Payne (Stephanie Charles) - Kenny and Lynn's mother. a young woman who works with JoAnn at the church. She begins to live with Curtis and Ella after encountering her in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Kendrick. She has two young kids, Kenny and Lynn. Her first appearance in the episode "Revelations of Payne".
  • Ryan Payne (Markice Moore) - JoAnn's son. He works at the laundromat and was amused when his relatives bought the dump. He often butts heads with Curtis, but comes to see him as family and reaches common ground with him. His first appearance in the episode "Revelations of Payne".
  • Kenny Payne (JD McCrary) - Nyla's son and Lynn's brother. He is somewhat disrespectful to adults and butts heads with Curtis at times but begins to warm up to him. His first appearance in the episode "Cleaning Up the Payne".
  • Lynn Payne (Sanai Victoria) - Nyla's daughter and Kenny's sister. Like Kenny, she also butts heads with Curtis but also warms up to him as well. Her first appearance in the episode "Cleaning Up the Payne".
  • Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) - The head contractor who Ella hires to repair the laundromat. In the episode "Keep the Payne Away", he has an instant attraction to Nyla. His first appearance in the episode "Making Repairs".
  • Kendrick (Matthew Law) - Nyla's boyfriend, who is abusive to her. His first appearance in the episode "Revelations of Payne".

Recurring[change | change source]

Former[change | change source]

Special Guest[change | change source]

Career[change | change source]

Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and Ella Payne (Cassi Davis) returned as series regulars.

JoAnn Payne (Jackée Harry), Nyla (Stephanie Charles), Ryan (Markice Moore), Kenny (JD McCrary), Lynn (Sanai Victoria), Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) and Kendrick (Matthew Law) will be joining the cast as series regulars.

Calvin Payne (Lance Gross), CJ Payne (Allen Payne), Janine Payne (Demetria McKinney), Malik Payne (Doc Shaw) and Jazmine Payne (China Anne McClain) did not return as series regulars, but they will be back as recurring cast members.

Claretha Jenkins (Denise Burse) and Miranda Lucas-Payne (Keisha Knight Pulliam) did not return at all.

Series overview[change | change source]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
138January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
2TBA2019 (2019)TBA

Episodes[change | change source]

Season 1 (2018)[change | change source]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"A Surprise for the Paynes"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)101

Special guest stars: Lance Gross as Calvin, Allen Payne as CJ, Demetria McKinney as Janine, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine.

Absent: Stephanie Charles as Nyla, Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.

Note: This episode marks the return appearance of Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and Ella Payne (Cassi Davis).

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of JoAnn Payne (Jackée Harry).

Note: This episode marks the first guest appearances of Calvin Payne (Lance Gross), CJ Payne (Allen Payne), Janine Payne (Demetria McKinney), Malik Payne (Larramie "Doc" Shaw), Jazmine Payne (China Anne McClain).
22"Revelations of Payne"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)102

Special guest stars: Lance Gross as Calvin, Allen Payne as CJ, Demetria McKinney as Janine, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine.

Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.

Note: This episode marks the first appearances of Nyla (Stephanie Charles), Ryan (Markice Moore) and Kendrick (Matthew Law).

Note: This episode marks the second guest appearances of Calvin Payne (Lance Gross), CJ Payne (Allen Payne), Janine Payne (Demetria McKinney), Malik Payne (Larramie "Doc" Shaw), Jazmine Payne (China Anne McClain).
33"A Confrontation of Payne"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJanuary 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)103

Special guest stars: Lance Gross as Calvin, Allen Payne as CJ, Demetria McKinney as Janine, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine.

Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.

Note: This episode marks the third guest appearances of Calvin Payne (Lance Gross), CJ Payne (Allen Payne), Janine Payne (Demetria McKinney), Malik Payne (Larramie "Doc" Shaw), Jazmine Payne (China Anne McClain).
44"Cleaning Up the Payne"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)104

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.

Note: This episode marks the first appearances of Kenny (JD McCrary) and Lynn (Sanai Victoria).
55"A Fugitive in Payne"Tyler PerryTyler PerryFebruary 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)105
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
66"The Waiting Game"Tyler PerryTyler PerryFebruary 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)106
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
77"Better Than Nothing"Mark E. SwintonTyler PerryFebruary 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)107
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
88"A Payneful Night"Tyler PerryTyler PerryFebruary 23, 2018 (2018-02-23)108
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
99"The World Wide Payne"Mark E. SwintonTyler PerryMarch 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)109
Absent: Stephanie Charles as Nyla, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
1010"Lynn's Punishment"Mark E. SwintonTyler PerryMarch 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)110
Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
1111"Making Repairs"Mark E. SwintonTyler PerryMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)111

Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan.

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton).
1212"Payneful Repairs"Tyler PerryTyler PerryMarch 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)112
Absent: Stephanie Charles as Nyla, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
1313"A Payneful Dispute"Tyler PerryTyler PerryMarch 30, 2018 (2018-03-30)113
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
1414"A Payneful Cry"Tyler PerryTyler PerryApril 6, 2018 (2018-04-06)114
Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
1515"Keep the Payne Away"Tyler PerryTyler PerryApril 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)115
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
1616"Date Night"Tyler PerryTyler PerryApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)116
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
1717"Secret Lovers"Tyler PerryTyler PerryApril 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)117
Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
1818"Making Her Honest"Tyler PerryTyler PerryMay 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)118
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
1919"A Payneful Bounce"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJuly 20, 2018 (2018-07-20)119

Guest starring: Anthony Reynolds as Agent Simms and Lolly W. PePorte as Margaret Davis.

Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
2020"A Payne Family Secret"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)120

Guest starring: Anthony Reynolds as Agent Simms and Lolly W. PePorte as Margaret Davis.

Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
2121"Payneful Situations"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)121
2222"Home Alone"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 10, 2018 (2018-08-10)122
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
2323"Girl Talk"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)123
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
2424"The Outsiders"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)124
Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
2525"An Impasse"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)125
Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
2626"No Room for Payne"Tyler PerryTyler PerrySeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)126
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
2727"No Sticks or Bricks"Tyler PerryTyler PerrySeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)127
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
2828"A Payneful Hunch"Tyler PerryTyler PerrySeptember 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)128
Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn, Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
2929"Syncopal"Tyler PerryTyler PerrySeptember 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)129
Absent: Matthew Law as Kendrick.
3030"A Payneful Confrontation"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)130
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn.
3131"Hostile"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)131
Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3232"Payneful Business"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)132
Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3333"A Conundrum"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)133
3434"A Payneful Proposition"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)134
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Stephanie Charles as Nyla, JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3535"Payneful Partnership"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)135
Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Stephanie Charles as Nyla and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
3636"Social Media'd"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)136
3737"A Giraffle and a Bull"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 23, 2018 (2018-11-23)137
Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3838"Payneful Choices"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)138
Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.

Season 2 (2019)[change | change source]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
391TBATBATBATBA201

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