Tyler Perry's House of Payne (season 1)

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Tyler Perry's House of Payne (season 1)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 37
Release
Original network TBS
Original release June 6 (2007-06-06) – September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26)
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List of Tyler Perry's House of Payne episodes

The first season of the Tyler Perry's House of Payne began airing on June 6, 2007, and concluded on September 26, 2007. The season contained 37 episodes. Although this is the first season of the series, a set of 10 test episodes aired in the summer of 2006 on syndicated networks.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

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Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Summary[edit]

The first season of the show introduces Curtis and Ella Payne, and their extended family. Their son, Calvin, is a college student who never seems to live at school, eats at the Payne house, and has Ella do his laundry. C.J. is Curtis' nephew and he, his wife, Janine, and their two children, Malik and Jazmine, come to live in the Payne house after their house is destroyed in a fire. It is later discovered that Janine caused the fire and that she is addicted to drugs.

C.J. and the kids adjust to living with Curtis and Ella, while C.J. tries to put his marriage back together and get some help for Janine. Curtis also tries dealing with all the people constantly in his house.

Episodes[edit]

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1 1 "Bully and the Beast" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin June 6, 2007 (2007-06-06) 101

In the series premiere, Curtis becomes tired of all the people in his house. Meanwhile, Malik is being bullied by a girl at school who is taking his lunch money. Curtis tries to reconcile the situation but doesn't get a long with the girl's foster mother, Madea.
''Crossover: This episode proves that Madea's Family Reunion is a part of the same reality as House of Payne.

Guest stars: Keke Palmer as Nikki, Tyler Perry as Madea

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
2 2 "I Can Cry If I Want To" Tyler Perry Michelle L. Johnson June 6, 2007 (2007-06-06) 102

While the family tries to plan a surprise party for Curtis' 50th birthday, Curtis tries to regain his youth. During the party the guys are called out for a fire that ends up being at C.J. and Janine's house.
''Crossover: This episode proves that Meet the Browns is a part of the same reality as House of Payne.

Guest star: David Mann as Mr. Brown
3 3 "More Than Meets the Eye" Tyler Perry Christopher J. Moore June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13) 103

C.J. finds out the fire at his house was arson. Meanwhile, Janine's strange behavior is questioned by the family, especially Curtis, who thinks Janine is cheating on C.J. with her mysterious friend Blue.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
4 4 "Busted" Tyler Perry Jenee V. Giles June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13) 104
The family continues to question Janine's odd behavior before realizing she is on drugs. Meanwhile, Calvin sells knock off designer purses to make some extra money.
5 5 "Lost and Found" Tyler Perry Carmelita Arroyo June 20, 2007 (2007-06-20) 105

Curtis is required to take an anger management class, but the upbeat instructor doesn't seem to suppress his anger. Later, the guys go to the crack house to help bring Janine home. Janine agrees to go to rehab but the family wakes up to find her missing.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
6 6 "Down and Outted" Tyler Perry Christopher J. Moore June 20, 2007 (2007-06-20) 106

Curtis thinks Malik is gay after seeing him wear a tutu. Meanwhile, Curtis offers some of his and Ella's retirement money to C.J. in order to jump start him and the kids moving out.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
7 7 "No Money, Mo' Problems" Tyler Perry Anita M. Cal June 27, 2007 (2007-06-27) 107

C.J. accepts Curtis and Ella's money offer, but when he uses the money to put Janine in rehab she checks herself out, causing C.J. to lose the money and find a way to break the news to Curtis. Meanwhile, Calvin shows off Curtis and Ella's house as his own to impress a girl.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
8 8 "Just Say No" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner June 27, 2007 (2007-06-27) 108

A school assembly about "Say No To Drugs" upsets Jazmine, because of Janine's drug problems. Meanwhile, the firefighters protest after Curtis refuses to replace the broken television at the firehouse.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
9 9 "Surprise, Surprise" Tyler Perry Shontell McClain July 4, 2007 (2007-07-04) 109

Janine's parents show up looking for her. Claretha believes she knows Janine's father.

Guest stars: Dorian Harewood as Larry Shelton, Anne-Marie Johnson as Liz Shelton

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
10 10 "Father Knows Best" Tyler Perry Joseph Hampton July 4, 2007 (2007-07-04) 110

Janine's parents return and want custody of the kids. The firefighters "misplace" the fire truck.

Guest stars: Dorian Harewood as Larry Shelton, Anne-Marie Johnson as Liz Shelton

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
11 11 "I Keep Coming Up Short" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson July 11, 2007 (2007-07-11) 111

Curtis has impotency issues. Meanwhile, C.J. tries to work out his debt.

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine
12 12 "The Buck Stops Here" Tyler Perry Carmelita Arroyo July 11, 2007 (2007-07-11) 112

The firefighters do a pinup calendar as a fundraiser and are surprised when a new firefighter assigned to the house is a woman named Angel. Meanwhile, Jazmine sells candy for her school.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
13 13 "Wax On, Wax Off" Tyler Perry Anita M. Cal July 18, 2007 (2007-07-18) 113

Malik's going through puberty and the women in the house are clueless. Meanwhile, a failing inspection at the firehouse is Curtis's fault.

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
14 14 "Head of the Class" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner July 18, 2007 (2007-07-18) 114

Jazmine runs for class president. Meanwhile, Curtis and Ella take an art class together with models.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
15 15 "Paternity and Fraternity: Part 1" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin July 25, 2007 (2007-07-25) 115

An old high school flame of C.J.'s comes back in his life with a claim that is bound to rock his world. Meanwhile, Malik's hanging around a bad group of kids and gets into trouble. To be continued...

Guest star: Sierra Aylina McClain as Jasmine

Note: Sierra Aylina McClain is China Anne McClain's real life sister

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
16 16 "Paternity and Fraternity: Part 2" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin July 25, 2007 (2007-07-25) 116

C.J. gets the results of the paternity test. Meanwhile, Bart does some extreme stunts while the firefighters place bets on him.

Guest star: Sierra Aylina McClain as Jasmine

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
17 17 "Cracking Under Pressure" Tyler Perry Lamont Ferrell August 1, 2007 (2007-08-01) 117

Janine and her associates from the crack-house break in and steal from the Payne's house. Meanwhile, Calvin trains for a marathon.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
18 18 "Club PCP" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin August 1, 2007 (2007-08-01) 118

Calvin plans a house party when the rest of the family visits relatives in Florida.

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., LaVan Davis as Curtis, Cassi Davis as Ella, Denise Burse as Claretha, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
19 19 "Sadly Mistaken" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson August 8, 2007 (2007-08-08) 119

Janine's associate, Beverly, steals Ella's identity, causing Ella to be briefly jailed for check kiting. Afterward, Ella feels compelled to confront Janine at the crack house. Meanwhile, Calvin crams for mid-terms.

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha
20 20 "And Justice for All" Tyler Perry Lamont Ferrell August 8, 2007 (2007-08-08) 120

Malik and Kevin meet someone on the Internet, who turns out to be a man. Meanwhile, Curtis and Claretha have jury duty together.

Absent: Cassi Davis as Ella, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
21 21 "I Got the Hook Up" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson August 15, 2007 (2007-08-15) 121

Everyone tries to hook C.J. up on a date. Meanwhile, a woman who's HIV-positive volunteers at the Help Center.

Guest star: Kaira Whitehead as Karen

Note: This episode featured Cassi Davis informing viewers about HIV and AIDS.

Absent: Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
22 22 "Absolutely Positive" Tyler Perry Joseph Hampton August 15, 2007 (2007-08-15) 122

Curtis gets a colonoscopy and thinks he's dying. Meanwhile, Calvin goes on a date with Karen, the woman who's HIV-positive.

Guest star: Kaira Whitehead as Karen

Note: This episode featured LaVan Davis informing viewers about colonoscopy.

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J. and Demetria McKinney as Janine
23 23 "Teacher's Pet" Tyler Perry Anita M. Cal August 22, 2007 (2007-08-22) 123

After Jazmine "rescues" a hamster from her school, assistant principal Nicole Jamieson comes to the Payne household to investigate, sparking a schoolboy crush from Malik. When Malik finds out that Jazmine did abscond with the hamster, the two kids make a pact to keep it a secret. Soon, Calvin gets involved, and mayhem becomes the order of the day.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Note: This episode was dedicated to China Anne McClain's hamster, Perry, who died prior to this episode.

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
24 24 "The Perfect Storm" Tyler Perry Christopher J. Moore August 22, 2007 (2007-08-22) 124

The firehouse is overwhelmed by a nasty storm that hits Atlanta. Miscommunication about retrieving the kids from school causes a mix up that leads to sparks flying between C.J. and the assistant principal.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
25 25 "Sad, Sad Leroy Brown: Part 1" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner August 29, 2007 (2007-08-29) 125

A neighbor moves in with the Paynes after a fire renders his home uninhabitable, but the man soon emerges as an annoying houseguest. Elsewhere, Calvin finds romance---with a con artist. To be continued...

Guest stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam as Miranda Lucas, David Mann as Mr. Brown and Tamela Mann as Cora Brown

Note: Keshia Knight Pulliam makes her first appearance as Miranda Lucas.

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., Denise Burse as Claretha, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
26 26 "Sad, Sad Leroy Brown: Part 2" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin August 29, 2007 (2007-08-29) 126

Tension escalates between Curtis and Mr. Brown, a Payne houseguest in the wake of his home fire. Meanwhile, Malik gets a tattoo and comes to regret that decision.

Guest stars: David Mann as Mr. Brown and Tamela Mann as Cora Brown

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., Lance Gross as Calvin, Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
27 27 "Weeping May Endure for a Night" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin, Joseph Hampton September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05) 127

Mr. Brown, Cora and Will come by the Paynes after Pop Brown's funeral. Brown is upset because Pop Brown left him his run down house which makes Brown think his Daddy really hates him. After going on another bad date, Calvin starts a website called "She's A Whack" (shesawhack.com) only for it to backfire on him.

Guest stars: David Mann as Mr. Brown, Tamela Mann as Cora Brown and Lamman Rucker as Will Brown

Note: This episode serves as the backdoor pilot for Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., Denise Burse as Claretha, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
28 28 "The Big Test" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05) 128

C.J. has a date with Nicole who tells him she is waiting until she is married before having sex. Meanwhile, Jazmine cheats on a test.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: LaVan Davis as Curtis, Cassi Davis as Ella, Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
29 29 "Balancing Act" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin September 12, 2007 (2007-09-12) 129

C.J. tries to find time for Nicole without neglecting the children. Meanwhile, Jazmine hopes a new look will attract the attention of Malik's friend.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha, Lance Gross as Calvin and Demetria McKinney as Janine
30 30 "Why Can't We Be Friends" Tyler Perry Steve Coulter, Dee Wagner September 12, 2007 (2007-09-12) 130

Jazmine's friend, Tiffany, convinces Jazmine that C.J. is going to marry Nicole and move to San Francisco with Nicole just like her Dad did when he remarried. Jazmine and Tiffany devise a plan to break up C.J. and Nicole. Meanwhile, Curtis and Malik clean out the garage and bond.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha, Lance Gross as Calvin and Demetria McKinney as Janine
31 31 "Dog Day Afternoon" Tyler Perry Christopher J. Moore September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) 131

While Malik must make a documentary for a school assignment, Curtis is unknowingly roped into assisting a bank robber.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Demetria McKinney as Janine
32 32 "New Beginnings" Tyler Perry Kellie R. Griffin September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) 132

When his divorce from Janine is at last finalized, C.J. attempts to start life anew, and his firehouse buddies urge him to savor the single life. Meanwhile, Janine tries to reconnect with the Paynes.

Absent: Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik and China Anne McClain as Jazmine
33 33 "Heavy Petting" Tyler Perry Carmelita Arroyo September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) 133

When an old friend of C.J.'s turns up, they stir up jealousy in Nicole which causes C.J. and Nicole's budding romance to hit a bump. In the meantime, the Payne children push to get a pooch.

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha, Lance Gross as Calvin and Demetria McKinney as Janine
34 34 "The Fast and the Furious" Tyler Perry Michelle L. Johnson September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19) 134

Curtis must take an online driving course after he gets a speeding ticket. Meanwhile, Claretha and Ella clash over playing the lottery.

Absent: Allen Payne as C.J., Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
35 35 "Gone in 60 Seconds" Tyler Perry Teri Jackson September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) 135

Curtis surprises the family with a new motorcycle, but his new bike causes more trouble than any one family could ever imagine. Malik's new friend from New York convinces him to steal Curtis' motorcycle, leaving Curtis no choice but to press charges, causing Ella to kick him out of the house. (Part one of three.)

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson and Eva Marcille as Tracie

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha and Demetria McKinney as Janine
36 36 "Lost Without U" Tyler Perry Carmelita Arroyo September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) 136

C.J. and Nicole's relationship is seriously tested when Nicole's jealousy gets out of hand, but that's the least of C.J.'s problems. Curtis filled charges against Malik, who faces time in prison for stealing and wrecking Curtis' motorcycle. Meanwhile, the firehouse crew must find a way to get Curtis back into the house that Ella kicked him out of before they go insane. (Part two of three.)

Guest star: Robinne Lee as Nicole Jamieson

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha, Larramie "Doc" Shaw as Malik, China Anne McClain as Jazmine and Demetria McKinney as Janine
37 37 "I Rest My Case" Tyler Perry Lamont Ferrell September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) 137

Malik and his friend Kyle go to a court hearing for stealing and wrecking Curtis' bike, but Curtis' plan to teach the boys a lesson backfires when Malik and Kyle are sent to prison. (Part three of three)

Guest star: Eva Marcille as Tracie

Absent: Denise Burse as Claretha, Demetria McKinney as Janine

Ratings[edit]

The first two episodes premiered with 5.2 and 5.8 million viewers.[1]

Home release[edit]

The season's first 20 episodes were released on the Volume 1 DVD on December 4, 2007.[2] The season's final 17 episodes were released on the Volume 2 DVD on July 1, 2008.[3]

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