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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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  • kevin kansas city

    Wat up Mr. Perry. I like the show but I think you should return to the dramatic form that occupied the first and second seasons. I like the idea of Jennifer and old boy from the Tv station. I think she might be the one to grow him up a little bit. I like the comedy factor but the show needs a more dramatic element to keep us on edge as well as laughing. And where on earth is keisha and Richard. Not to mention Marcus and Angelas son. I love your work and inspiration. I will always support your work. Have a great day sir!

  • Tenesia USA

    Were can you go online to look at the shows? Can't find a full show on line on OWN.

  • CMitch New York

    Please can the "canned laughter" if its funny, it's funny, you don't need the "canned laughter" to make it funny or tell you when to laugh. I like the show, the story line is good but the writing is not. Please Mr. Perry Fix It!!

  • jeff chicago

    Hey Tyler. I like the idea that you finally had Todd and Jennifer supposedly hook up. This would be refreshing for the show. They are both single and even though it turns out that they didn't sleep together. It would be interesting to see where something with these two would go. Just an idea!

    • Diana usa #1953626

      I agree. Give these two characters a chance of being intelligent, instead of them being the bad jokes of the show.

  • Robbie Orick Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Love "For Better Or Worse"!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Graham columbia sc

    This show is moving too slowly. Please don't stretch the one storyline all season. My idea of a comedy is for it to move along quickly and onto different things. Also, can we get rid of the laugh tracks.

  • Nita Pensacola

    Normally I like Mr. Perry's work. BUT, this show seems to have a 'funny' comment every 5 seconds or so, followed by a very generic 'canned' laugh track that sounds exactly the same each time. Normally, I do not notice a laugh track during a comedy. It's distracting to me.


    I WANT A DIVORCE!!!!! For Better or Worse should just be called FOR WORSE!!! What the heck is going on? It is so bad this season that I don't even look forward to seeing it and I totally forgot it was on the other night! When I did watch it on DVR, it couldn't even hold my attention. It is absolutely awful! As much I love Tyler Perry's work, this show has met it's demise. The April 23rd show had the absolute lowest ratings since the show ever started. (0.69) Tyler you are doing waaaaaay too much all by yourself and it is starting to show. Shonda Riimes has a TEAM of writers, directors, and producer and SCANDAL is on and popping EVERY week!!! (Mind you, I started watching it after I was left hanging at the peak of the short season of The Haves And Have Nots)...take a lesson from her and get more help. These shows look like you filmed the whole season in one day and just threw it out there for us. Your fans love you and they are willing to support you, but you have to bring it. We will not watch low quality work....especially when it started off as high quality work. I PRAY that you don't go down this same dreadful road with The Haves And The Have Nots!!!! I have said it before and I will say it again, THAT IS YOUR HIT!!!! Forget the rest of this mess....Love Thy Neighbor (which disgustingly now occupies the HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS time slot when YOU SHOULD BE PLAYING THE ENTIRE SEASON ONE AND SEASON TWO TO ATTRACT NEW VIEWERS) and as I said earlier, at this point I am headed to Divorce Court because I didn't know For Better or Worse could get any worse!!! You also need to SKIP these hiatuses!!! I know that everyone else is doing it, but their shows have so much going on (example SCANDAL) that I was actually glad when it went on hiatus this season because it was giving me chest palpitations with all of the excitement, and my mind and body NEEDED the break!!! This is not the case with your programming!!! Please get it together and get some help and stop taping shows so fast and so far in advance and just throwing them out there for us. If I were you, I would get the Haves And Have Nots back on the air with a swiftness and it would be a cold day in h*** before I went on a hiatus again with that show.

  • Cat California

    The boyfriend and I used to look forward to watching the show every week. But last season and now the beginning of the season the quality has dramatically decreased. You have obviously gotten some new writers. Because they drag out the same line over and over and over and over again. And how many times will Leslie's evening Josef or anyone on the show say Josef. Two episodes ago my boyfriend and I counted 16 times the characters said "Joseph." And that was between one commercial and then break and another. We joked about making a drinking game out of it. But we both agreed would be too wasted in a matter of five minutes. Get some new writers before you ruin the show forever

  • Kerri New Jersey

    I was such a fan of this show. I am trying to hang in there but the writing is horrible! They waste 10 minutes going back and forth about one thing. All the while the laugh track goes off after every sentence! PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE WRITING!

  • Missie Detroit, MI

    First, I would like to say that I watch all of the TP television shows and have seen every movie and every play. I am a fan! HOWEVER...I just HAVE to say SOMETHING about the most recent episode of "For Better or Worse". I am a dedicated TP fan and watch all of your productions, and I just don't understand why you allowed Oleta Adams to sing "Get Here" live on the show. It was TERRIBLE!!!! It would have been better for her to lip sync than to sound like she lost her voice. I don't know if she had some type of sickness that affected her voice, but it was a great disappointment. I was excited when I saw that she was going to sing it ... and then she started singing and her voice cracked and I was crushed. Please enlighten me. Thanks, Missie

  • calvin connecticut

    I said I wouldn't watch if Joseph and Leslie were not getting back together. A friend told me there were and I watched the last episode with the flowers & the whole nine yards. Was very pleased until I seen the previews for the next episode. Why so much wasted time, just get them back together. Reading some of the post, yes this show was very good in past seasons. Jennifer/Todd too unrealistic!! Marcus and Angela's roles have died down... Keisha too over the top acting. Yes why not let the characters from Why did I get married Stop by. Or get characters to play their roles. Please don't let it get like House of Payne or Love thy Neighbor--

    • Tywanda Washington #1948655

      I think that Leslie and Joseph together are a VERY BORING couple. They look like Ken and Barbie. Not realistic when representing the majority. I would love to see Jennifer with a man that is attractive and in LOVE and not a temporary relationship. She is the only one that has not had a consistent companion. It appears that only thin women can get a man. Jennifer represents alot of women out there. Jennifer is a barrel of laughs. I would also like to see Leslie with someone that does not look like Ken and vice versa.

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