Get ready for one of the most exciting Tyler Perry projects ever, as Cassi Davis and Lavan Davis are back to reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne in Tyler Perry’s new situation comedy titled simply, The Paynes. As the old adage goes, “everything must change,” and sometimes suddenly, and catastrophically. After years of raising their family in Atlanta, Ella and Curtis enter their retirement years. At a time when most couples are slowing down, Curtis decides it’s time to mix things up with a change of scenery. Thus, in Curtis Payne fashion, Curtis puts the wheels in motion for an epic move, but he forgets one important detail consulting his wife. Nevertheless, as the season starts, Curtis and Ella take a trip to the fictitious town of Sun Coast, Florida to attend the funeral of Curtis’ Uncle Robert. Unknown to Ella, this trip will plant them in Sun Coast longer than most people would delight. It is with this modest backdrop that Ella and Curtis begin a new life, in a new community, in a new church, and with new unfamiliar family members. As Ella’s nightmare seems to never end she finds she has a new home, a new business, and a new set of people who need her motherly love.
Get ready for a foot-stomping good time as Jackée Harry joins the cast of The Paynes to ensure that the laughs never stop. In true Tyler Perry fashion, The Paynes will do more than offer up laughs. There will be plenty of life lessons thrown into these storylines that are poignant and relevant to issues that real people are coping with all over America. In this lower middle class community, Curtis and Ella become community and church members whose integrity begin to influence everyone around them for the better. With Curtis it is always tough love, and with Ella it is the love that only a nurturer can muster. Once again, Curtis and Ella fight to spread nothing but joy through every life altering challenge thrown their way. Get ready for a spiritually uplifting good time in The Paynes.