The Paynes

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Tyler Perry's The Paynes
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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
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 (2018-01-16) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byTyler Perry's House of Payne
External links
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[edit]

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. The second season returns in 2019 on OWN.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Former[edit]

Special Guest[edit]

Career[edit]

Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and Ella Payne (Cassi Davis) will be returning 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) will not be returning as series regulars, but they will be back as recurring cast members.

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

Series overview[edit]

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

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

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Part 1
11"A Surprise for the Paynes"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)101

In the series premiere, Curtis (LaVan Davis) and the rest of the Payne family take a road trip to Florida where Ella (Cassi Davis) receives a stunning surprise.

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

Ella (Cassi Davis) is fuming after Curtis (LaVan Davis) makes a life-changing decision without her input. Meanwhile, Curtis discovers that he has been duped into a bad investment.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) is out for blood after he realizes that he has been swindled. Later, Ella (Cassi Davis) has a change of heart after visiting the local church and she meets a beautiful young woman in need, Nyla (Stephanie Charles).

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

The Paynes begin to settle into their new life with the help of their cousins. Ella (Cassi Davis) is concerned about Nyla's (Stephanie Charles) disappearance.

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

Nyla (Stephanie Charles) fears that her actions will leave her with life-altering consequences. Meanwhile, Ella (Cassi Davis) attempts to save the day.

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
66"The Waiting Game"Tyler PerryTyler PerryFebruary 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)106

Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) continue to wait for the police to arrive at the laundromat after Nyla (Stephanie Charles) disappears. Later, the children reveal startling news about Nyla's relationship with Kendrick (Matthew Law).

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) debate about taking in Nyla (Stephanie Charles) and her kids. Ella talks to Nyla about how her relationship is affecting her children.

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
88"A Payneful Night"Tyler PerryTyler PerryFebruary 23, 2018 (2018-02-23)108

Nyla's (Stephanie Charles) disrespectful behavior is wearing out her welcome at the Paynes’ house.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) needs to place an online order for parts to get the laundromat up and running, but he doesn't know how to use the computer.

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

Ella (Cassi Davis) confronts Nyla (Stephanie Charles) after Lynn (Sanai Victoria) has suspicious nightmares. Later, Nyla confronts Kendrick (Matthew Law) about Lynn's accusations.

Absent: Markice Moore as Ryan and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
1111"Making Repairs"Mark E. SwintonTyler PerryMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)111

After Ella (Cassi Davis) learns that Curtis (LaVan Davis) is trying to repair the laundromat himself, she makes plans to involve professionals. Later, Kendrick (Matthew Law) visits Nyla (Stephanie Charles) to apologize.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) learn some troubling news about Nyla (Stephanie Charles).

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

The family is in an uproar after Ryan (Markice Moore) tells JoAnn (Jackée Harry) about some money that one of Ella's (Cassi Davis) contractors found in the laundromat.

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
1414"A Payneful Cry"Tyler PerryTyler PerryApril 6, 2018 (2018-04-06)114

Nyla (Stephanie Charles) attempts to mediate between The Paynes and JoAnn (Jackée Harry) after Ella (Cassi Davis) and Curtis (LaVan Davis) are served with court papers.

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

Ella (Cassi Davis) wants to surprise Curtis (LaVan Davis) with the new renovations, but Curtis has other plans.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) tries playing matchmaker for Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) and Nyla (Stephanie Charles), but Nyla isn't very interested. Curtis tries to set Terrance and Nyla up on a blind date.

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

The Paynes discover that Nyla (Stephanie Charles) hasn't been completely truthful about her and Kendrick (Matthew Law).

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

In the first season mid-finale, Nyla (Stephanie Charles) and Kendrick (Matthew Law) reveal some very interesting news to the Paynes.

Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn, Markice Moore as Ryan, JD McCrary as Kenny, Sanai Victoria as Lynn and Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
Part 2
1919"A Payneful Bounce"Tyler PerryTyler PerryJuly 20, 2018 (2018-07-20)119

After much needed work, renovations on the Laundromat are finally complete. Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) are excited until federal agents intervene.

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

The FBI threatens to take the Laundromat due to Uncle Robert's past indiscretions. When Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) turn to JoAnn for answers, they discover that she knows more than she has previously told them.

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
Ella (Cassi Davis) and Curtis (LaVan Davis) need more money to operate the laundromat.
2222"Home Alone"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 10, 2018 (2018-08-10)122

Nyla (Stephanie Charles) may not be able to pay for her latest mistake.

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance and Matthew Law as Kendrick.
2323"Girl Talk"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)123

Curtis (LaVan Davis) learns a secret that Ella (Cassi Davis) was keeping.

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
2424"The Outsiders"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 24, 2018 (2018-08-24)124

Nyla (Stephanie Charles) wears out her welcome with Curtis (LaVan Davis).

Absent: Anthony O. Dalton as Terrance.
2525"An Impasse"Tyler PerryTyler PerryAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)125

Ella (Cassi Davis) stands firm on her decision with Nyla (Stephanie Charles).

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) realizes he was right about Nyla (Stephanie Charles) all along.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) reconciles within his household.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Nyla (Stephanie Charles) call a truce.

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

When Nyla (Stephanie Charles) falls ill, Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) tends to her needs.

Absent: Matthew Law as Kendrick.
3030"A Payneful Confrontation"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)130

Confusion leads to a confrontation in the Payne household.

Absent: Jackée Harry as JoAnn.
3131"Hostile"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)131

Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) comes to Nyla's (Stephanie Charles) defense.

Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3232"Payneful Business"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)132

Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) is angered to find out that Nyla (Stephanie Charles) has been the victim of an abusive relationship.

Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3333"A Conundrum"Tyler PerryTyler PerryOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)133
Kendrick (Matthew Law) confronts Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) about Nyla (Stephanie Charles).
3434"A Payneful Proposition"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)134

The Payne's are running out of ideas to save the laundromat but Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) comes up with a solution that could help everyone.

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

Curtis (LaVan Davis) realizes he has exhausted all of his options and decides to go into business with Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton).

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
Nyla (Stephanie Charles) and Kendrick (Matthew Law) reconnect.
3737"A Giraffle and a Bull"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 23, 2018 (2018-11-23)137

Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton) and Curtis (LaVan Davis) struggle over power of the Laundromat.

Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.
3838"Payneful Choices"Tyler PerryTyler PerryNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)138

In the first season finale, Nyla (Stephanie Charles) is left with life-altering decisions.

Absent: JD McCrary as Kenny and Sanai Victoria as Lynn.

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
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Part 1
391TBATBATBATBA201

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