‘The Paynes’ is an American sitcom television series that airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Created, written, and directed by Tyler Perry, the show serves as a sequel to Perry’s earlier sitcom, ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’, which aired between 2007 and 2012.
A relatively new show, Season 1 of ‘The Paynes’ started airing on January 16, 2018. Owing to Season 1 having a whopping 38 episodes, it was aired in two parts, with the finale being aired on November 30, 2018. Since then, fans of of the show have been waiting for a renewal announcement. Here’s everything we know about it thus far.
The Paynes Cast: Who is in it?
‘The Paynes’, being a sequel series to ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’, gets several cast members of the original show to reprise their roles. Additionally, several new cast members also join.
LaVan Davis returns to play the role of the show’s main protagonist, Curtis Payne. An overweight man known for his cliched jokes, loudness, and love for junk food, Curtis is hardly mature when it comes to his own life and dealing with his family. However, his maturity and responsibility become visible when one sees him at his job, where he is the chief of the local fire department. Cassi Davis, meanwhile, reprises her role as Curtis’ wife, Ella Payne, who is a caring, stay-at-home mother and the voice of reason in the Payne family.
Among new members, Jackee Harry joins the show as Curtis’ cousin JoAnn Payne, who tricks him into buying his late uncle’s dilapidated house and laundromat. Stephanie Charles, meanwhile, steps into the shoes of Nyla Payne, a young woman who works under JoAnn in her church and later starts living with Curtis and Ella with her two kids, Kenny and Lynn, who are played by JD McCrary and Sanai Victoria, respectively. Markice Moore plays the role of JoAnn’s son, Ryan Payne, who works at the laundromat which Curtis buys. Finally, Anthony O. Dalton plays head contractor Terrance and Matthew Law plays Nyla’s abusive boyfriend Kendrick, thereby wrapping up the list of main cast members.
Apart from the main cast members, the show also has a few recurring cast members, most of whom are from the original show ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’. Among them, Lance Gross plays the role of Curtis and Ella’s only son Calvin Payne, Allen Payne plays Cutis and Ella’s nephew CJ, Demetria McKinney plays CJ’s wife Janine Payne, and Larramie “Doc” Shaw and China Anne McClain play CJ and Janine’s children, Malik and Jazmine Payne, respectively.