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For Better Or Worse, Tyler Perry’s sit-com centers around two of Perry’s favorite characters from the big screen- Marcus and Angela. Marcus and Angela were first introduced to the world in Tyler Perry’s blockbuster hit feature films… “Why Did I Get Married”, and “Why Did I Get Married Too”.

For Better Or Worse is a not-so-subtle situation comedy that follows the zany and sometimes tumultuous relationship of the lovesick couple. Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White are back to reprise their roles in the half-hour show. Michael plays Marcus, an ex football player turned sports commentator who owns his own sports talk show. Tasha Smith also resumes her role as Angela, the edgy and outspoken wife of Marcus who is dedicated to her husband, children, and marriage. The show also follows the lives of those who Marcus and Angela call their friends. There is Joseph, Marcus’ best friend and business partner. Joseph is left devastated by his breakup with long-time girlfriend, Leslie. Tired of waiting for a proposal from Joseph, Leslie has moved on to bigger and better things while staying focused on her career and her undying friendship with Angela. Keisha, Marcus’ ex- continues to cause a world of trouble for the group of friends and colleagues. And Jennifer and Todd are still as crazy as ever.

For Better Or Worse is ground breaking television, and is one of the biggest TV shows movie mogul Tyler Perry has ever produced. The sets, high fashion, and the strikingly good looking cast come together to create a truly sexy and provocative half-hour of television. Viewers will experience a fresh approach to the traditional sit-com format that will provide all the elements of well-crafted storytelling and the raw intrigue of reality TV. For Better Or Worse explores the controversial and joyous moments associated with marriage and dating in a 21st Century world. And like always, viewers will leave with life changing messages that have become a trademark of the Perry brand of entertainment. Don’t miss the next Tyler Perry hit… For Better Or Worse.

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  • Stephanie

    I'd really hate it if joseph gets back with his ex. ThAt would not be a happy ending.

  • Crystal

    Leslie was wrong wrong wrong for marrying Chris! I don't care how upset she was with Joseph, she had no right going through with the marriage. It was clear as day that she was still in love with Joseph, and sure she was trying to convince everyone that she loved Chris and that he was the one she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, but we all know she was just trying to convince herself and make a point to Joseph. She spent four years of her life with Joseph loving him, ended the relationship because he refused to marry her, shortly after the breakup got into another relationship with an old friend/flame Chris, Chris loved her so he asked her to marry him, the light-bulb in her head went off -> Chris is a man who loves me and WANTS to marry me -> I want to get married -> so why not??? Next thing we know she's marrying Chris (regardless of the fact that he's an old friend) about 6 months after ending a 4 year relationship with Joseph who she was seriously in love with, and everyone is surprised that she was calling out Joseph's name on her wedding night with Chris??? Be mad at Joseph all you like, Leslie is the dog here because she married Chris 5% because she loved him and 95% because she was fed up with Joseph and wanted to teach him a lesson. The worst part is, Chris never pressured her into anything. He was always patient and understanding and always asking her if she was sure she was ready, or if she was sure that was what she wanted. He even made the decision to call off the wedding, but like a fool she let it happen even though she was never really 100%. Even when she was getting dressed for her wedding she was thinking of Joseph. So how could she get married to a man while her head was consumed by thoughts of another man? And people are calling her strong??? She would’ve been a strong woman if she had left Joseph, met up with Chris, resolved all her feelings for Joseph before she started up anything serious with Chris, and then married him once she was truly over Joseph and was free to give her entire heart to Chris. But the fact that she rushed into the marriage with Chris just shows me how weak she really is. It was like she was so terrified of getting older and still not being married that she jumped into something with the first man that offered her a ring. I don’t know/care if she should get back with Joseph or not, all I know is that she should’ve dated Chris for a while and given herself some time to get over Joseph before making a decision to marry Chris.

  • Cecelia United States

    Hey Tyler, I've been watching For Better or Worse since it's inception. I never really cared for the character of Joseph, somehow found him weak and childish. I like the fact that you had Leslie move on, which would have been a logical progression. Joseph now appears to be unstable, following Leslie around and not allowing her to enjoy her life. I hope you don't have plans for Joseph and Leslie to get back together. There are a lot of avenues you can go with Chris and Leslie being married. This includes life in corporate world, and Chris making her a part of that. You can elevate the character of Leslie or you can make her drooling over the past, that I believe personally, people just need to let go and move on. It's not about smelling good and looking good, it's about in the long run was this man going to be good for me. Obviously she made the choice when she married Chris. I really don't like men who pursue women, that are committed to someone. Now this is just my opinion, but that's just how I see it.

    • Beejcee Missouri #1884125

      @Celia - Ditto regarding Joseph. It appears to me as a viewer that he wants Leslie now because she is with someone else. His character has been written for us viewers to see him as not worthy of Leslie because of his immaturity so we can't feel differently about him until he has shown us he is different. I also want Leslie to grow, she has to remember how she has felt in some of the past situations involving Joseph. We (the viewers) will lose respect for her as a strong woman if she gives in to Joseph and he has not changed from the person he was when she left him. JMHO

  • m7sweets Houston Texas

    Keisha? husband needs to meet a Diva that doesn't no she is a Diva everyone. Can see it but she doesn't. God is Good God Thanks GgG

  • Mary R. Audubon, NJ

    Mr. Perry, I have always enjoyed your movies and admired you because of your Christian morals and values. Admittedly, I have not watched any of your shows on OWN, but decided today to change that. I just turned on "For Better or Worse" and was completely disappointed when I saw that you hired Eddie Cibrian to play a role in it. This man is a self-admitted womanizer and someone with no regard for marriage and family!! I don't begrudge this man a job, because I am well aware he has children to support. There are plenty of networks and producers out there who have no regard for one morals and values, and would hire him in an instant based on his looks alone. But I would think someone as yourself, would care more for someone's morals than looks, and present a certain image to reflect as such. Hollywood and the movie industry is overflowing with actors and actresses that serve as a poor role model for the public. I was truly hoping that you, Mr. Perry, would be different, and require so much more decency from your cast members. Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to watch any more of this show. And it saddens me to have to tell you how disappointed I am in you that you would allow such a person to be a representative of who you are.

  • theresa phillips Det,Michigan. 13643 parkgrove 48205

    Mr,Tyler Perry I would like to tell a very honest and true story I would love to get the okay to just send you a small scenario about what it is I want to talk to you about I have tried to write a book and I is Right riders blank but I know everything that has happened I know that many individual won,t tell it but I,m ready to tell it and I would pray again that one day my husband and I can and will meet you, God Bless you and your movie have Blessed us, I,m 56years of age and my spouse is 52.

  • Gwyn Stephens Los Angeles, CA

    Hello, I love the show and it is hilarious, but I noticed this season that you've added more laugh tracks. I personally don't think it's necessary.

  • c in the d michigan

    They need new writers and/or new actors. This series is bad!

  • CNN Mass

    Please do not put Leslie and Joseph back together. Keep her with Chris. Let Joseph hurt a little then move on.

    • That's good! #1882526

      I like it!

    • Cynthia Texas #1882960

      I agree with you. Joseph didn't want Leslie and it wasn't until Chris came in the picture that he decided he wanted her back. He said she was trying to make him marry her and he wasn't going to marry her. The most unforgivable thing was that they had been together 4 years and he never told his mother. Joseph doesn't get a do over. Add Chris to the show.

    • Diva Denver #1883982

      I so agree!!!!! Joseph doesn't get a second chance! Chris and Leslie are better for each other. Joseph just want something somebody else has and thats how it always happens! Get over it Joseph move on.

  • Elizabeth Merrell Meridian, MS

    Hello Tyler, I was married for 23 years we have 5 children. Before marriage we where friends, doing every thing together and he would want to buy me things but I wouldn't let him, because I was a daddy's girl and he taught me not to ask men for anything because if you do then, they will think that they own you. After we got married my husband turned on me and started fighting me a lot; he has done some really bad things to me, I would just say it like this beat down, stomped, drug through the mud and even shot. For better or for worst was part of my vows that I took serious because I knew that God did not like divorcing, so I put up with it; and to top it all my husband suppose to had been a preacher. It took a bullet and a gun to convince me that I am somebody and to love myself enough to say goodbye. It's hard for me to trust again what you think I should do?

    • Debi Fort Myers FL #1882830

      You should take some Serious time for yourself and get to know YOU again before getting into another relationship. Signed, Been there, done that and escaped!!

  • Virginia King Memphis, TN.

    Hey Tyler, I have followed all your plays ,movie and tv shows. It's bad enough that the Brown's aren't coming back. It seems to me that you are going to let Joseph and Lesie get back to gather I really hope not. Me and my crew don't want to see that happen.

    • Beejcee Missouri #1882439

      I'm with yall on that Ms. King. Joseph needs to grow up! IF Leslie and Chris break up, I hope Mr. Perry does not make it happen because of Joseph. To me it would defeat the purpose of the show. She married Chris right? For Better or Worse! I miss the first run of the new episodes because I don't get in until after 8:00 CST. I watch the encore performances much later. If Leslie and Joseph get back together this season, no way will I stay up and watch another episode,I am losing enough sleep having to get up to get to my day job. I'll just have to pass!

  • J Rose Chevy Chase, Maryland

    I love the show. I love the way you are going with the show, however I don't like the actor that plays Joseph. He's stiff . Everyone else is on the point. It would be nice if one of Angie's friends from the movie stopped by. P.S. Just consider a new Joseph and please keep Leslie's handsome latino husband. I love that she married him.

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