Tyler Perry's House of Payne

Continuing Wednesday / 7:00pm TBS US 25 min.
The show revolved around a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta led by patriarch Curtis Payne and his wife Ella.

Season 8

19 Episodes

Dec 02 2020
Nov 25 2020
not available
Nov 18 2020
Both Curtis and Ella experience hallucinations while experimenting with a vape pen.
Nov 11 2020
CJ and Janine get to know Jazmine's new boyfriend.
Nov 04 2020
Oct 28 2020
Oct 21 2020
Oct 14 2020
Curtis upsets Ella and must change his tune.
Oct 07 2020
Miranda has an uncomfortable encounter with Laura.
Sep 30 2020
Someone 8x09
After his divorce, Calvin decides to date again.
Sep 30 2020
Miranda takes Calvin to court for more child support. CJ has had it with Lisa. Calvin and Miranda have mixed feelings about their divorce.
Sep 23 2020
Miranda is having second thoughts about her and Calvin's divorce which leads to them running into each other.
Sep 23 2020
Miranda confides in Janine about her own frustrations with the court proceedings.
Sep 16 2020
Jazmine is pressured to have sex before she is ready.
Sep 16 2020
Sep 09 2020
C.J. and Janine decide to stand by Malik's side after finding out his girlfriend Lisa is pregnant that leaves Curtis and Ella shocked to see them so moderate.
Sep 09 2020
Malik confesses to Curtis and Ella that he thinks Lisa is pregnant.
Sep 02 2020
Malik is hesitant to give the news to his family about his new girlfriend, Lisa that she might be pregnant.
Sep 02 2020

Season 7

82 Episodes

Calvin and CJ plan an anniversary celebration for Miranda and Janine. Miranda has to make a tough decision whether she stays with Calvin or not.
Aug 10 2012
Curtis must deal with resentment after he is called back to work. Floyd learns important details of his heritage.
Aug 10 2012
Calvin faces his attacker Travis Harris in court when the shooter's trial finally arrives.
Aug 03 2012
Calvin and Miranda try to save their marriage before it becomes too late.
Aug 03 2012
Floyd's new invention causes friction between him and Curtis. Calvin questions Miranda about an unusual amount in her bank account.
Jul 27 2012
Jazmine ask CJ to go to the school dance with a boy.
Jul 27 2012
Ella receives news of the death of her mother Eunice.
Jul 20 2012
Calvin and Miranda anticipates the prospects of having their own place. Jazmine jobshadows the PR office with CJ and Janine.
Jul 20 2012
Floyd decides to host a night of fun and gambling at the Help Center, and Curtis gets quickly sucked in by the casino-like atmosphere and games. Jazmine lands herself in some serious trouble for talking during class time.
Jul 06 2012
Calvin takes Miranda's money and goes to a strip club. C.J. give Janine a bad evaluation.
Jul 06 2012
Jazmine stands up to a cyber bully. Meanwhile, Miranda and Calvin have a pregnancy scare.
Jun 29 2012
Calvin's behavior at work gets him suspended. Meanwhile, Jazmine wants Ella to teach her how to bake.
Jun 29 2012
C.J. coaches Jazmine's soccer team.
Jun 22 2012
C.J. takes action when technology takes over the family.
Jun 22 2012
Curtis and Ella keep popping in unannounced to C.J. and Janine's house. Jazmine is accused of cheating on an exam; she's covering for a friend.
Jun 15 2012
Janine and Miranda co-chair a Help Center event and all they do is fight. Malik doesn't want to stop wearing his wedding ring.
Jun 15 2012
Malik takes caffeine pills irresponsibly and Curtis subs for Ella at a Help Center training program.
Jun 08 2012
Malik and Summer have their marriage annulled. Miranda temps at the office when Janine needs an assistant.
Jun 08 2012
Malik finds out his friend is gay. Curtis loans Ella money.
Jun 01 2012
Curtis does community service at the Help Center. Miranda doesn't invite Janine to a concert.
Jun 01 2012
C.J. and Janine have a party and don't invite Curtis and Ella. Malik and Summer argue over an obscure anniversary.
May 25 2012
Malik marries Summer. Calvin and Miranda have a hard time adjusting to living with Curtis and Ella.
May 25 2012
Miranda is hurt when she overhears Curtis and Ella talking bad about her. C.J.'s department enjoys the softball team until a horrible Janine wants to join.
May 18 2012
Malik and his father bumps heads when Malik leads a protest against a man being put to death. C.J. lead the arson investigation that put the man away.
May 18 2012
Malik tutors an athlete who can barely read. Curtis is overly canind with the newspapers and causes a PR scandal for C.J. and Janine.
Apr 06 2012
C.J. and Janine have a fight which carries over into the office. Malik takes a class on evolution and doesn't know if he believes in God.
Apr 06 2012
C.J. is offered perks as a city official. Miranda and Curtis bond.
Mar 12 2012
Malik and Summer volunteer at a crisis hotline. Curtis goes overboard with the neighborhood watch as he tries to catch a criminal.
Mar 09 2012
Ella is preparing to open a battered women's home in the church's unused classrooms, but it is shutdown.
Feb 03 2012
Calvin and Miranda's condo gets foreclosed on and they are forced out.
Feb 12 2012
The family meets Malik's new free-spirited girlfriend, Summer.
Feb 17 2012
Curtis runs for neighborhood watch president. C.J. helps until he realizes he disagrees with some of Curtis's policies. When Curtis challenges C.J., C.J. decides to run himself. Meanwhile, Malik runs up his parent's credit card.
Feb 17 2012
Ella runs a gun buy back program at the Help Center that is threatened by rival gang members. Curtis, bored, wants to volunteer at the Help Center and causes mischief.
Feb 17 2012
Calvin is invited back to work, then decides he isn't ready and doesn't show. Floyd has a new girlfriend who looks awfully familiar to Curtis. Curtis realizes he knew the girlfriend, when she was a man.
Feb 17 2012
C.J. is left to look after the twins during the big game. Ella gets in the way of Calvin's transition back home.
Feb 10 2012
Payback 7x47
Calvin plans to get revenge on Travis Harris for shooting him. Curtis makes plans with Ella then pretends to be sick when he gets tickets to a baseball game. When footage of Curtis at the game is aired, Curtis does everything he can to keep Ella from finding out.
Feb 10 2012
A depressed Calvin admits to Ella that he think he would have been better off dead. The family is very concerned and Curtis has a heart to heart with Calvin. Deshawn's mother visits and wants Deshawn back. Deshawn decides to go live with her.
Feb 03 2012
Calvin has nightmares about being shot and is uncomfortable at home with Miranda who is overwhelmed with caring for an ailing husband, two kids, a career and home. Ella and Curtis are worried that Calvin isn't receiving proper care and wants him to move in with them. Curtis prepares the house for Calvin.
Feb 03 2012
Calvin might get discharged from the hospital after he finally awakened. Curtis attempts to mortgage his house for money to pay Calvin's medical bills.
Jan 27 2012
The Payne family waits for Calvin to wake up, but the fight isn't over. Curtis decides not to move.
Jan 27 2012
Calvin battles for his life at the hospital. Ella's unwavering faith won't let the family get down
Jan 20 2012
The family gets ready to have one last Sunday dinner at Curtis and Ella's
Jan 20 2012
The Paynes say goodbye while praising God in church.
Jan 13 2012
Miranda takes over renovating the condo while Calvin and Deshawn bond.
Jan 13 2012
Miranda's new client hits on her while the family honors Curtis.
Jan 06 2012
Curtis becomes a contestant on Paynefully Fit, while Deshawn get advice about girls.
Jan 06 2012
Ella becomes director of the center; Malik mulls dropping out.
Dec 30 2011
Malik gets hazed.
Dec 30 2011
C.J. and Janine are not comfortable with Malik's roommate; Claretha tries alternative cancer-fighting treatments
Dec 02 2011
Janine sponsors a young girl; Curtis and Ella become DeShawn's foster parents.
Dec 02 2011
Calvin is allowed supervised visits; Ella's friend Felicia visits.
Nov 25 2011
Miranda frets over her unemployment; C.J. looks into firefighter response times.
Nov 25 2011
Curtis wakes up as a Jefferson.
Nov 18 2011
C.J. hires Calvin, whose performance is disappointing; bored with retirement, Curtis takes up painting.
Nov 18 2011
Calvin and Miranda plan Calvin Jr.'s birthday party; Curtis and Ella have trouble with the Homeowners Association.
Nov 11 2011
After budget cuts force C.J. to lay off firefighters, Roland must use his PR skills to avoid altercations; Calvin and Miranda want to move upstairs.
Nov 11 2011
1096 7x26
C.J. forgets Janine's 3-years-sober anniversary; Ella gets DeShawn an ugly outfit for school-picture day.
Nov 04 2011
DeShawn bullies a classmate and gets into trouble; Miranda and Janine fight over petty things.
Nov 04 2011
DeShawn is placed in a gifted-students program to avoid being expelled from school; Calvin and Miranda hire a contractor to repair their condo.
Oct 28 2011
Curtis, Ella, and Floyd try to bring DeShawn a reality check when he wants to join a gang. C.J. and Calvin tussle over their living arrangements.
Oct 28 2011
Calvin finds out that Tracie checked Calvin Jr. out of the hospital. Calvin and Miranda try to find a place to stay.
Oct 21 2011
Ella's mother and sister Evie visit, and Ella experiences the effects of their mother's disease; Janine texts C.J. a sexy picture of herself.
Oct 21 2011
The aftershocks of a fire impact Miranda and Calvin; Tracie and her new boyfriend show up at the hospital causing a huge argument. In the ending moments, the baby seems to be fine.
Jun 15 2011
Malik goes off to college; Miranda is overwhelmed when Calvin Jr. visits.
Jun 08 2011
Deshawn's mother shows up at the Paynes'; C.J. upgrades Janine's wedding ring.
Jun 01 2011
Janine is on the brink of a breakdown. Deshawn gets a lesson in the negro baseball league.
May 25 2011
As Claretha secretly deals with the possibilty of losing her home, the family participates in a talent show. Calvin and Miranda combine their unique talents for the show.
May 18 2011
Ella brings home a troubled youth from the Help Center. Meanwhile, Janine and Miranda compete to get in a competitive day care.
May 18 2011
Jayden may have autism. Janine blames herself. Meanwhile, Curtis lives by the rules of the bible.
May 11 2011
C.J. is offered a promotion making him Janine and Roland's boss. Meanwhile, while packing the house Curtis finds a bag of weed in an old box of his and Floyd smokes the weed. Calvin asks Curtis to babysit and Curtis ends up babysitting Christian and Floyd.
May 11 2011
Miranda gets cooking advice after she makes a horrible dinner for Ella's club. Meanwhile, Curtis gets his tonsils pulled and can't talk.
May 04 2011
Curtis and Ella decide to intervene when they see Janine and Roland at dinner until C.J. shows up with a woman. Meanwhile, Miranda goes on a grooming strike.
May 04 2011
A music producer wants to sign Jazmine. Meanwhile, Calvin is embarrassed about his new job as a grocery store manager.
Apr 27 2011
The family befriends a sex offender who moves into the neighborhood and all hell breaks loose when they find out his secret. Meanwhile, CJ and Janine decide to heed the advice of the marriage counselor. They go on a journey to find a hobby the two of them can share.
Apr 27 2011
CJ and Janine go to marriage counseling. Then try the therapists way. But in the end they yell and scream at each other and they feel better. CJ sexes up the reunion between him and Janine. Meanwhile, Ella misses her graduation because she has to take Claretha to the hospital.
Apr 20 2011
Jazmine prays to pass a test and no longer wants to apply herself. Meanwhile, Calvin grows jealous of the baby.
Apr 20 2011
Ella is overwhelmed and falls behind in her studies due to church duties, household duties, taking care of Curtis and the rest of the family. Ella fails a test she needed to graduate and she snaps on the family. Meanwhile, Calvin realize it's the day of their anniversary, and he pretend he didn't forget.
Apr 13 2011
After the death of a young firefighter, Ella decides it's time for Curtis and Ella to do a will. Meanwhile, Miranda's mom pays a visit.
Apr 13 2011
Claretha reveals she has leukemia. Miranda's cousin Vanessa hooks up with Calvin's friend.
Apr 06 2011
Malik gets ready for college. The men offer him advice and buy him condoms.
Apr 06 2011
Jazmine starts wearing make-up and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Curtis and Ella have a weight loss competition. CJ and Janine reconcile when they see how their kids need them and how much they love each other.
Mar 30 2011
CJ and Janine deal with marriage issues after CJ kisses her friend, Monica. Meanwhile, Calvin gets out of jail and Miranda has the baby. Janine asks for a divorce after CJ starts to go out of control on barking at Malik after he confronts CJ about kissing Monica, Jazmine told Malik when she overheard and saw CJ and Janine arguing
Mar 30 2011

Season 6

46 Episodes

Calvin is graduating from school. Miranda is about to go into labor with their child, but Calvin is then arrested for back child support. Meanwhile, Janine shares an intimate moment with her boss, Roland. In the ending moments of the episode, CJ intentionally kisses Janine's friend Monica. Feeling guilty, Monica tries to leave but unfortunately, Janine is at the door, resulting in a cliffhanger.
Jan 19 2011
Curtis and Ella think it is time to move. They soon realize that their house is the gem that holds their family together.
Jan 19 2011
While Janine is taking an overnight trip with her boss, Monica keeps the house warm and cozy with C.J. Meanwhile, Calvin tries to help Miranda prepare for labor pains, but this preparation doesn't go as planned.
Jan 12 2011
Janine's friend, Monica, has moved in and transformed herself and the house. Meanwhile, Miranda confronts Tracie and she puts up drastic measures at suing Calvin for child support.
Jan 12 2011
Ella and Miranda's mother complicates Miranda's baby shower. As for the men, Curtis throws Calvin a "man shower". Tracie makes moves at Calvin when she shows up to the party but when he pushes, she takes Calvin Jr. away from him and Miranda.
Jan 05 2011
Ella provides assistance to a domestic-abuse victim named Monica. Monica turns out to be a friend of Janine's and moves in with her and C.J as their new nanny. In other events, Jazmine and CJ anticipate a father-daughter dance.
Jan 05 2011
Tracie's unexpected visits to the house come under scrutiny. Elsewhere, Curtis is enlisted as CJ and Janine's babysitter.
Jun 09 2010
CJ protests when Malik's crime partner makes an appearance. Meanwhile, Curtis starts a barbershop in the backyard.
Jun 09 2010
Big Jesse reappears and inches closer to Ella, triggering jealousy in Curtis. Elsewhere, Malik faces the consequences of hanging out with some bad folks.
Jun 02 2010
Calvin falls into a perilous circumstance when he takes on two jobs. Meanwhile, Janine's home life suffers when she scores a promotion.
Jun 02 2010
Floyd hopes to win Claretha's heart. Cut to Curtis and Ella, who are enlisted to help him. In addition, CJ's boss bombards him with more lusty advances.
May 26 2010
Malik cooks up a scheme to impress his girlfriend, lying to her that he's a gourmet chef. Desperate, he then turns to Curtis to help him prepare a tasty dish. Meanwhile, Calvin's second job keeps him away from Miranda.
May 26 2010
The mother of Calvin's child reappears and breaks stunning news. Meanwhile, the family must hire a nanny due to Janine's new work schedule.
May 19 2010
Malik tries to win over an upperclassman by dueling with a bully. Meanwhile, Calvin puts into motion a plan to solve his financial problems.
May 19 2010
CJ tries to create a trap for his new boss and enlists Curtis to help him. Elsewhere, Calvin and Miranda's financial condition worsens.
May 12 2010
When the help center must close due to a flood, Ella is forced to work at home, resulting in a chagrined Curtis and a flow of dramas. Elsewhere, a serious accident affects the Paynes.
May 12 2010
CJ meets his new boss. Meanwhile, Floyd's ex-wife reappears, pulling Ella and Curtis into the dramas of a messy love triangle.
May 05 2010
Malik and a pal are home alone, and they exploit that freedom. Meanwhile, Curtis and Ella have dinner at a top-notch restaurant, but the evening lacks flavor when Curtis tangles with a snobby waiter.
May 05 2010
Calvin and Ella work on a school project. Meanwhile, Curtis anticipates his first post-retirement interview and gets pointers from Malik.
Apr 28 2010
The Payne men are pressured to take their wives out on the town, resulting in some poor date fate.
Apr 28 2010
Curtis' old pal resurfaces, only to emerge as a much different person than before. Additionally, Calvin works to awe a nursery-school recruiter in the hopes of getting his child enrolled.
Apr 21 2010
Daddy issues plague CJ, who at long last meets his birth father. Elsewhere, Curtis tries not to miss a beat when he helps Jazmine choose a musical instrument.
Apr 21 2010
A different side of Calvin opens up when he cares for Calvin Jr. Elsewhere, new neighbors arrive---and they have unique notions about relationships.
Apr 14 2010
Ella futilely tries to fit in with college-age peers in her study group; Curtis offers his own unique spin on religion when he teaches at Jazmine's Bible school.
Apr 14 2010
Janine's mother (Anne-Marie Johnson) arrives, to a downcast CJ's immense annoyance. Elsewhere, Curtis is a flop during his guest-star role on a morning TV show.
Apr 07 2010
A pregnancy scare upends Calvin and Miranda's world. Elsewhere, Curtis' sales scheme lands him in trouble with the law.
Apr 07 2010
During a fire routine a fireman dies under CJ's authority and he blames himself. Meanwhile, Ella studies a book at school and recommends the literary work to Miranda and Claretha.
Mar 31 2010
Curtis spirals into a depressive funk following successive life-altering events, but he gets support from a very unlikely source. In other developments, Calvin and Miranda compete against CJ and Janine in a bid for a weekend getaway.
Mar 31 2010
Curtis is the man of honor at a surprise retirement party. In other developments, a case of puppy love blooms for Jazmine.
Mar 25 2010
Ella breaks some news, which only creates a downturn in Curtis' financial plans. Elsewhere, Calvin squares off against Miranda's critical mother.
Mar 25 2010
Malik decides to join the ROTC, upsetting Janine. And Curtis is fired up when he's hired by the fire department---but it's not in the capacity he expected.
Mar 17 2010
Janine cares for her dying former dealer, jeopardizing her relationship with C.J.; Floyd and Curtis launch a beer-brewing business. While at the help center C.J. and Janine pray that Blue will be led to Heaven while dying.
Mar 17 2010
The Paynes worry that the newly happy Janine might be returning to drugs after her erstwhile dealer arrives. And Curtis is turning Japanese---that is, he becomes captivated by Japanese culture
Mar 10 2010
A blackout ironically sheds light on all three Payne couples when Curtis, CJ and Calvin are taken away from their televised football game and keep company with their wives.
Mar 10 2010
The issue of birth control creates divisions between CJ and Janine. Meanwhile, surprise developments transpire when Calvin and Miranda spend a day with Jazmine.
Mar 03 2010
When Ella tries to arrange a family reunion, a chagrined Jazmine opposes the idea of connecting with her extended family. As such, Curtis and Ella set out to teach her a valuable lesson about honoring her family heritage.
Mar 03 2010
Curtis and Ella are shocked to learn that their not legally married, so Claretha and Floyd convince them to enjoy single life.
Dec 23 2009
Family and friends share their different versions of the Nativity story when Jazmine fails to appreciate her gift from Ella (a wooden version of the Nativity scene).
Dec 09 2009
It's an awkward up-and-down meeting for Calvin and Miranda when they get trapped in an elevator together, their first encounter after she asked for a divorce. Meanwhile, Curtis unwittingly takes Ella's estrogen pills. At the end Miranda and Calvin finally overcome their marriage problems before they reach the dreaded "33rd Floor".
Dec 02 2009
All three of the Payne couples (Curtis and Ella, C.J.and Janine, and Calvin and Miranda) go on an eye-opening marriage retreat. At the end of the retreat, Miranda asks Calvin for a divorce. Meanwhile, Claretha and Floyd babysit for the twins while everyone is out of the house.
Nov 25 2009
It's a revolving door at the Payne house when CJ, Janine and the children move out, and Floyd in turn moves in because of his divorce. Then there's Jazmine. The youngster, feeling ignored and jealous, makes the choice to run away.
Nov 18 2009
Calvin confronts Miranda, thinking she had an abortion. Meanwhile, the school casts Malik in its production of Othello but the supposedly bigot father of the white girl cast opposite Malik won't allow Malik to kiss her in the play.
Nov 18 2009
Curtis protests his retirement at City Hall and C.J. reveals to Curtis that he's taking Curtis's job at the firehouse. Meanwhile, Ella battles with an innovative new pastor who plans to shut down the help center to make way for a new multi-media outreach program.
Nov 11 2009
Miranda finally returns and tells Calvin there is no baby. Despite his pleads, begs, and understanding Miranda refuses to let Calvin stay in the condo therefore, shocked and confused, Calvin must move back in with Curtis and Ella.Claretha decides to start a home business.
Nov 11 2009
Miranda remains missing, and her mother storms on over to the house. She blames Calvin for her disappearance and even called the police on him! She believes Calvin is a suspect in her vanishing. Meanwhile, CJ, Janine and Jazmine return, hoping to stay with Curtis and Ella. And a secret is unearthed regarding Curtis's forced retirement. Also, Jazmine has become very intelligent due to her being at a school for gifted children but it concerns the family because she is acting so weird.
Nov 04 2009
A forced retirement for Curtis creates obstacles, but the drama spikes when Miranda goes missing. Elsewhere, Claretha returns without her said husband and moves in with Curtis and Ella.
Nov 04 2009

Season 5

26 Episodes

Calvin tries to fix the mess he is in with Miranda and the conflict only gets worse. Meanwhile, Janine, the twins and Malik are preparing to move.
Jun 03 2009
Calvin has gotten the $20,000 needed to repair his parent's house and surprises them with the check. Meanwhile, Janine reveals that CJ is in Chicago interviewing for a new job.
Jun 03 2009
Curtis and Calvin move into the barbershop due to their marriage problems, which causes hair raising havoc in the process. Meanwhile, Floyd blows up when he learns of Zach and Olivia's act of love.
May 27 2009
Curtis, Ella and Malik are moving out of the house (CJ, Janine and the babies have gone to stay at Janine's parents in Florida. Ella is devastated. They have to move into Calvin and Miranda's condo and Calvin turns the table on Curtis and treats him the way he was treated when he lived at home.
May 27 2009
Curtis, Ella and Malik are moving out of the house (CJ, Janine and the babies have gone to stay at Janine's parents in Florida. Ella is devastated. They have to move into Calvin and Miranda's condo and Calvin turns the table on Curtis and treats him the way he was treated when he lived at home.
Apr 29 2009
The foundation of the Payne house needs desperate repair. Curtis tries to save money by hiring a jackleg contractor, who ends up doing more damage and the Paynes have to move out of their house. Meanwhile, Ella grows closer to Paul, the man at the mall.
Apr 29 2009
The firehouse is being jeopardized by city budget cuts. But holding a big fund raising talent show, along with an appearance by Gladys Knight, could still save the firehouse and the firemen's jobs. Meanwhile, Diego is still dealing with post war anger issues.
Apr 22 2009
Malik forms a new friendship with a fellow student who is being abused in the classroom because of his HIV positive status. Elsewhere, when Rosie calls out sick, Consuela is left in charge with the boutique.
Apr 22 2009
Curtis may need to be careful after Ella meets a handsome and charming man at the mall. Meanwhile, Diego asks for Calvin and Miranda's help in scrutinizing Mercedes newest man.
Apr 15 2009
Ella and Rosie get jobs working at a boutique at the mall, while Curtis and Carlos enjoy their new 'man world.'
Apr 15 2009
When Ella's demanding mother arrives, the elder exhibits a lapse of memory, causing Ella to worry that she has Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, there's a hair-raising quandary at the barbershop when Floyd's supposedly dead first wife emerges.
Apr 08 2009
Miranda runs into her successful, good looking ex-fiance, and it drives Calvin crazy. To show that he is doing something with his life, Calvin takes a job at Mercedes company.
Apr 08 2009
The Payne's love their annual tailgating shindig, but when Miranda finds out about Calvin and Mercedes date, she becomes ill. Meanwhile, Diego becomes agitated and starts fighting with people.
Mar 04 2009
Malik asks Alex out on a date, but their parents insist that they be supervised; Janine's parents visit to see the new twins.
Mar 04 2009
Kiki's brother, Darnell returns to the shop. Malik and Alex find a way around the 'no date' rule by having a date in Malik's back yard.
Feb 25 2009
Curtis, Calvin and the rest of the Paynes are caught in the middle of a Hernandez family confrontation between Carlos and his son, Diego.
Feb 25 2009
Malik, as a favor to Alexandra, helps Consuela prepare for her U.S. citizenship test. Curtis jumps in to help when Malik gets sick.
Feb 18 2009
CJ gets a very important job interview in another city which excites Curtis who begins to think he might finally have the house to himself again.
Feb 18 2009
Ella and Rosie conspire to get themselves and their husbands to lose weight and get healthy. Meanwhile, Malik and Kevin get in over their heads when they throw a house party while house sitting for Calvin and Miranda.
Feb 11 2009
Calvin and Miranda are trying to have a baby, but they run into problems when they discover that Calvin isn't "firing on all cylinders."
Feb 11 2009
The Payne's are invited for dinner at the Hernadez home which leads to a culture clash. Dana's falsehood's come back to haunt her back at the barbershop.
Dec 17 2008
Malik's friend Kevin has an intimate relationship with a woman who has syphilis. C.J. counsel's Malik which leads to a misunderstanding. Meanwhile, Calvin is pressured by Miranda to be more thoughtful towards their marriage.
Dec 17 2008
Claretha gets the royal treatment when she becomes engaged to an African prince. Planning a move to Africa, she sells her home to a new family. Meanwhile, Curtis blows a gasket when he receives a slew of parking tickets; Calvin and Miranda return from their honeymoon; and Jazmine journeys to a boarding school in North Carolina.
Dec 10 2008
Calvin and Miranda move into their new digs, but Miranda's shadowy past life as a con artist comes to the fore. Elsewhere, it gets snippy at the barbershop when the couple quarrel over business plans.
Dec 10 2008
While in labor, Janine worries about her baby being born out of wedlock so the double wedding is moved to the hospital.
Dec 03 2008
Janine goes into labor, resulting in surprises and white-knuckle moments, as a double wedding uniting CJ and Janine, plus Calvin and Miranda, swiftly changes locations to the hospital.
Dec 03 2008

Season 4

25 Episodes

Numerous predicaments continue to plague Calvin and Miranda's big wedding day.
Aug 06 2008
It's Calvin and Miranda's big wedding day, with various issues threatening to ruin the special event. One mighty complication: Miranda's father helps to deliver triplets.
Aug 06 2008
Calvin and Miranda are inundated with marital advice at their wedding rehearsal and dinner, which turn problematic because of an unforeseen guest, boozy buffoonery and a fainting spell.
Aug 06 2008
Calvin's family and buddies get set to throw him a bachelor party, despite Calvin's promise to Miranda that the big bash would be canceled. Ensuing complications then jeopardize the couple's fast-approaching nuptials
Aug 06 2008
With complications testing their love and their nuptials fast approaching, Calvin and Miranda decide to attend premarital counseling. But the sessions only cause Miranda to further question married life with Calvin.
Jul 30 2008
Calvin and Miranda's nuptial preparations turn ugly when Ella helps Miranda register for wedding gifts. Ella soon transforms into a mother-in-law from hell, choosing everything from the china pattern to the crystal. Worse, Calvin takes sides with Ella. Elsewhere, CJ and Janine go on a spontaneous date, which only raises hopes in their children that they're reconciling.
Jul 30 2008
Curtis' dad arrives to meet Calvin's fiancée, only to discover they share an unpleasant past. A subplot involves a man significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
Jul 30 2008
The Paynes prep for Jazmine's big slumber party, a bash that only seems to annoy Curtis. CJ and Janine step out to buy party items, but they get into a hair-raising situation at the barbershop, where they run afoul of a robber.
Jul 23 2008
When Jazmine goes to the top of the class by acing an aptitude test, her teacher recommends she attend a school for the gifted---in North Carolina. Elsewhere, CJ fumbles and stumbles trying to deliver shocking news to Tanya.
Jul 23 2008
Calvin's unfruitful quest to propose to Miranda hits another snag when the engagement ring goes missing. In addition, things get hairy at the barbershop when a secret romance blooms there. And none other than Janine makes an unexpected appearance.
Jul 16 2008
Calvin gets set to pop the big question to Miranda---but his self-doubts give him cold feet. Adding to the dilemma are his buds Pookie and Peanut, who enter the picture to offer a helping hand.
Jul 16 2008
Ella, Claretha, Jazmine and Jazmine's friend branch out: They go on a woodsy wilderness trip---and promptly get lost. Meanwhile, Calvin, deciding to pop the big question to Miranda, sets out to find the perfect engagement ring.
Jul 09 2008
Family bonds grow when the Paynes face a health crisis. Elsewhere, Miranda's parents arrive, as a jittery Calvin scrambles to make the visit a success.
Jul 09 2008
Selling plenty of cakes and cookies inspires Ella to cook up plans for a new business. Then, Malik tries to get some sax appeal, as he considers taking up the saxophone to impress a girl.
Jul 02 2008
Malik and his bud Kevin consider skipping school with two girls. Elsewhere, Calvin's pal Peanut concocts a nutty plan to impress a woman: He professes to own the barbershop and poses as a Payne family member.
Jul 02 2008
Curtis teaches Jazmine and Malik a valuable lesson on what it means to do without the comforts of home. Meanwhile, the barbers find out that Delante has been living in the barbershop.
Jun 25 2008
Calvin plans a surprise party when he learns his friend is coming home from Iraq. Meanwhile, Malik has to write a school paper about his role model, and Curtis and CJ try to bribe him into choosing one of them.
Jun 25 2008
Ella is going through menopause and the entire household is suffering with her.
Jun 18 2008
It's Malik's birthday and he's being a brat about the kind of party and gifts he wants. Meanwhile, with Miranda's help, Calvin invests in the barbershop and becomes a partner.
Jun 18 2008
Ella makes the family give up the use of all electronic devices; CJ learns a surprising secret; a Hollywood actor does research at the barbershop for his next movie.
Jun 11 2008
Ella is spending a lot of time away from home and Curtis is beginning to wonder if she is having an affair. Meanwhile, Jazmine participates in a spelling bee.
Jun 11 2008
Malik reluctantly goes on his first camping trip. Jazmine is upset she's not allowed to go, but lightens up when she finds out she'll get to have a girls night in.
Jun 04 2008
Dana finally decides to settle down and date one guy; everyone is happy for her except for Kiki when she finds out that Dana is dating her younger brother.
Jun 04 2008
Curtis, Ella and Claretha host a mixer for their college reunion. CJ tries to baby-sit Malik and Jazmine alone with disastrous results.
Jun 04 2008
Calvin babysits Miranda's nephew Brandon who is a total nightmare. Meanwhile, Claretha's car is stolen.
Jun 04 2008

Season 3

25 Episodes

Malik babysits Jazmine, the guys at the firehouse upset Angel.
Apr 23 2008
Cheers 3x24
Malik has a scheme to get phone numbers from cheerleaders and ends up being a cheerleader. Janine gets ready to move in with Bryan so they can prepare to raise their child.
Apr 23 2008
Janine's pregnancy is revealed at a social gathering, Curtis befriends a cable man who could possibly be his son.
Apr 16 2008
Ella and Claretha help out a church member who has a domestic abusive boyfriend.
Apr 16 2008
Janine's mother moves in with the Paynes, and Janine has a hard time not revealing that she's pregnant. It is then discovered that Janine's father kicked Liz out of the house.
Apr 09 2008
The family has had it with Calvin's ungrateful shenanigans, so they lay down some house rules. Calvin decides to move in with his girlfriend, who finds out just how dependent he is. Meanwhile, Malik and Jazmine help Claretha clean her house.
Apr 09 2008
C.J. finds out that Tanya was in a rap music video years ago, the F.B.I. uses the Payne home for a stakeout.
Apr 02 2008
When C.J. finds 50,000 dollars in his truck, the family must decide what to do with the money.
Apr 02 2008
Curtis is offered a job in Los Angeles, and Ella doesn't want to move. Meanwhile, C.J.'s girlfriend, Tanya, has a friend that is attracted to CJ.
Mar 26 2008
Malik's best friend, Kevin is injured in a hit and run accident, Calvin gets a new job, but gets fired the next day due to laziness.
Mar 26 2008
Calvin finds out that he is graduating, but the school makes a mistake putting him on a signed death wish with Curtis. Ella must not tell about Janine's pregnancy, and it is harder than she thought.
Mar 19 2008
Ella is trouble when she finds out that she may have breast cancer while Calvin has witnessed a neighborhood crime and is tracked down. After Ella is tested, Janine decides to get tested and finds out that she is pregnant.
Mar 19 2008
The men and women prepare for game night at the Payne house. Meanwhile, Ella's old college friend comes to visit, and she brings with her an old secret about her and Curtis that upsets Ella. The secret also sparks an argument among all the younger couples. The Payne house has never been so heated.
Mar 12 2008
As Malik invites his new girlfriend to a Payne family dinner, Calvin again woos Miranda, who ripped him off during a previous romance but now insists she's changed her ways. Miranda's acceptance back into the Payne house is slow at first, but eventually she charms her way back. Meanwhile, Malik's new girlfriend has a surprise that beats Miranda's return. Will the Paynes ever have a normal day?
Mar 12 2008
Janine dates an ex-football star, and CJ goes out with Tanya. CJ starts to feel uncomfortable when Janine's date gives out lavish gifts to Malik and Jazmine. Meanwhile, Curtis develops a man crush on Janine's date
Mar 05 2008
Curtis and Ella's relationship hits a bump when Ella claims that Curtis takes her for granted. Curtis learns his lesson when the always sassy Madea materializes in one of his dreams as his wife. Elsewhere, Malik takes up football in order to woo a cheerleader.
Mar 05 2008
The family grills Janine and C.J. after they spend the night together. But Curtis has problems of his own, when a man thinks his wife is having an affair with him.
Jan 30 2008
C.J. catches the eye of a lovely woman at a wedding, where he gets a little frisky with Janine. Meanwhile, Calvin's friends volunteer at the firehouse.
Jan 30 2008
Calvin misreads a relationship counselor's signals when she invites him to her house for dinner; Curtis does not let anything interfere with the firehouse's poker party.
Jan 23 2008
Ella has the flu, which means Curtis is in charge of the cleaning and cooking. Soon, he's also having to nurse Malik, C.J. and Janine after they catch Ella's bug. Jazmine, meanwhile, has been chosen to play the princess in her school play, but after her parents try to help her prepare, she winds up getting demoted. But Calvin has the perfect advice for her.
Jan 23 2008
Janine acts strangely, leading her family to think she is using drugs again. With Blue back in her life, the family must find a way to fix Janine's past. Meanwhile, Malik gets a paper route to pay for sneakers.
Jan 16 2008
Jazmine is scheduled for surgery when she has an appendix attack, and she milks it for all she can. Even Malik is forced to abide by her wishes. Meanwhile, Curtis is on the hunt for a pesky rat which is roaming the firehouse.
Jan 16 2008
Curtis and Ella's niece comes to town for a scholarship interview, but her appearance and attitude hurt her chances of getting it. Aunt Ella and Janine help her work the judges, but it's them that end up learning a lesson. Meanwhile, Bart's obnoxious nephew hangs out at the firehouse and challenges Malik to a firefighter battle.
Jan 09 2008
Janine's former drug dealer wants the money she owes threatens to come back and the harm the family if she doesn't pay. Curtis buys a handgun for safety against Ella's will. Meanwhile, Malik is dealing with another bully at school. When he finds Uncle Curtis' gun in the closet, he figures his problems are over.
Jan 09 2008
Calvin tries to prove his worth to Tracie, but she responds with shocking news. Meanwhile, Jazmine is plagued with a toothache, but it's like pulling teeth trying to get her to see a dentist.
Jan 02 2008

Season 2

25 Episodes

Curtis has been left alone at the firehouse with a pregnant woman who is in labor, as the crew goes on a call. Meanwhile, Tracie and Calvin's relationship wilts after she challenges his maturity level.
Jan 02 2008
Janine spontaneously squires the children to an amusement park, but things aren't so amusing when she fails to get CJ's consent. The emotional roller coaster continues for CJ when he discovers Calvin is wooing Tracie.
Dec 26 2007
Payne family ties are tested upon Janine's return home, as young Malik is taunted by his classmates because of his troubled mother.
Dec 26 2007
When Janine is discharged from rehab, Ella opens the home to her and gives her job-interview pointers. Elsewhere, Curtis goes on a diet after failing a physical.
Dec 19 2007
The Payne gang decides to see a family therapist against Curtis' will. After each family member spends time with the therapist, it's the doctor who needs psychiatric help.
Dec 19 2007
The firehouse becomes the subject of a reality show titled “Sparks,” but the firefighters get burned when the host manipulates their interviews. Elsewhere, Ella takes the children to visit Janine---without CJ's consent.
Dec 19 2007
Curtis' old friend sets his sights on Claretha, and Ella doesn't it like it one bit. Curtis must choose between pleasing his wife, or staying cool with his friend. Meanwhile, C.J. is stalked by a woman he rescued.
Dec 12 2007
The search progresses for CJ, who's trapped in a fire-ravaged structure. And love is blind for young Malik, whose crush on Taylor continues.
Dec 12 2007
The search progresses for CJ, who's trapped in a fire-ravaged structure. And love is blind for young Malik, whose crush on Taylor continues.
Dec 12 2007
While Curtis and his fire company engaged in a raging blaze, but when Calvin tries to prove himself during the fire which results in a perilous situation. Meanwhile, young Malik tries to act smooth with a girl while chatting on the phone.
Dec 05 2007
Curtis' Christmas spirit disappears after his planned trip to Hawaii is canceled. But Madea steps in to teach Curtis what the holidays are all about.
Dec 05 2007
Ella and Curtis enjoy having their home to themselves since CJ has moved out. But will a break in at CJ's apartment change all this.
Dec 05 2007
CJ's new apartment may be more than what he can handle. Ella's kindness towards Janine turns into exploitation
Dec 05 2007
Malik and his friend Kyle go to a court hearing for stealing and wrecking Uncle Curtis' bike, but Uncle Curtis' plan to teach the boys a lesson backfires when Malik and Kyle are sent to prison.
Sep 26 2007
CJ and Nicole's relationship is seriously tested when Nicole's jealousy gets out of hand, but that's the least of CJ's problems. Uncle Curtis filed charges against Malik, who faces time in prison for stealing and wrecking Uncle 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.
Sep 26 2007
Curtis surprises the family with a new motorcycle, but his new bike causes more trouble than any one family could every imagine. Malik's new friend from New York convinces him to steal Uncle Curtis' motorcycle, leaving Uncle Curtis no choice but to press charges. Ella in her frustration and anger kicks Curtis out of the house.
Sep 26 2007
While an really cool kid from New York City comes and strikes up a friendship with Malik, Curtis set out to purchase a motorcycle but he needs to tap into his retirement fund to do so.
Sep 19 2007
When a old friend of CJ's turns up, they stir up jealousy in Nicole which causes CJ and Nicole's budding romance to hit a bump. In the meantime the Payne children push to get a pooch.
Sep 19 2007
When his divorce from Janine is at last finalized, CJ attempts to start life anew, and his firehouse buddies urge him to savor the single life. Meanwhile, Janine tries to reconnect with the Paynes.
Sep 19 2007
While Malik must make a documentary for a school assignment, Curtis is unknowingly roped into assisting a bank robbe
Sep 19 2007
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 attic and bond.
Sep 12 2007
CJ tries to find time for Nicole without neglecting the children; Jazmine hopes a new look will attract the attention of Malik's friend.
Sep 12 2007
C.J has a date with Nicole who tells him she is waiting until she is married before having sex. Somewhere else Jazmine cheats on a test.
Sep 05 2007
Following Pop Brown's funeral, Brown, Cora and Will head to the Payne household. Brown is upset over the fact that Pop Brown left him his beat-up house, which makes him think that his father hated him. Meanwhile, after a bad date, Calvin starts his own dating website, shesawhack.com, but it quickly backfires.
Sep 05 2007
While Malik gets a tattoo that he shorty regrets, latent hostility intensifies between Curtis and Mr. Brown.
Aug 29 2007

Season 1

25 Episodes

After a fire yields a neighbors' house unlivable, he moves in with the Paynes, but he soon emerges as an pestering houseguest. Somewhere else, Calvin discovers romance with a con artist.
Aug 29 2007
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.
Aug 22 2007
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 indeed 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.
Aug 22 2007
Curtis has to undergo a colonoscopy, but he’s nervous about it. He finally agrees, but after the doctor finds a polyp, Curtis becomes convinced he’s going to die. Meanwhile, Calvin begins dating Karen, but Ella is concerned that he doesn’t know about Karen’s HIV status.
Aug 15 2007
Newly divorced CJ finds that everyone in his life wants to “hook him up” with a date, and they all have the perfect woman for him. Growing tension between Angel and Calvin lead everyone to believe they have feelings for one another. Meanwhile, a woman with HIV volunteers at the Help Center.
Aug 15 2007
Curtis tries every trick in the book to get out of jury duty, but Claretha, who has also been summoned, convinces him to go. They both wind up chosen for the jury. And to make matters worse for Curtis, Claretha is voted as forewoman. Meanwhile, Malik discovers the joys of online dating when he sets up his own Web profile with the help of his friend, Kevin. But he winds up getting in the worst possible situation.
Aug 08 2007
Ella is arrested in a case of mistaken identity, while Calvin has difficulty cramming for his mid-terms.
Aug 08 2007
Ella, Curtis, CJ and the kids head to Florida to visit relatives, leaving Calvin in charge of the house. Never one to turn down a money-making opportunity, Calvin enlists the help of his “homeboys” Pookie and Peanut to set up a house party. But Calvin is called away to a fire in the midst of the party, leaving Pookie and Peanut in charge.
Aug 01 2007
Janine and her “friends” steal from the Payne household. And Calvin trains for a marathon.
Aug 01 2007
The possibility that CJ might be the father of another child continues to be a family issue. Meanwhile, Malik continues to keep company with sketchy kids.
Jul 25 2007
CJ discovers the shocking possibility that he may have another daughter besides Jazmine. And Malik causes concern in the household after he starts hanging out with the wrong crowd.
Jul 25 2007
While Curtis and Ella enter in an art class jointly, Jazmine makes up her mind to enter politics by running for school president.
Jul 18 2007
When Malik gets excessively consumed with taking showers, Ella worries that he has OCD. In the meantime with help from Curtis the firehouse crew gets ready for the annual inspection.
Jul 18 2007
While expecting the impending arrival of a new female firefighter, who simply may stir up their male-dominated world, the firehouse guys fire up fund-raising concepts for charity. Jazmine who is going out to sell candy for her school receives commerce pointers from Calvin.
Jul 11 2007
Curtis and Ella finally get some alone time at home, but disaster strikes when Curtis is unable to “perform.” Everyone at the firehouse offers him advice, while Ella gets some advice from Claretha. Finally Curtis gets help from Walter, the anger management coach. Meanwhile, CJ is up to his eyeballs trying to get creditors off his back from all the debt Janine racked up.
Jul 11 2007
Janine's parents file for custody of Jazmine and Malik. Meanwhile, Curtis' firehouse wins an award for fastest response time, leading to their fastest truck being stolen.
Jul 04 2007
Janine's righteous parents come to the Payne's household looking for her. CJ informs them of her serious personal issues.
Jul 04 2007
Jazmine comes home extremely upset after a graphic and intense anti-drug presentation at school. CJ tries to talk to her without revealing the truth about Janine, but in the end, he spells out the situation for Jazmine. The family then shares a prayer together for Janine’s recovery. Meanwhile, Curtis uses reward money from rescuing a poodle locked in a car to buy a new massage chair for his office. But since everyone in the firehouse contributed to the rescue, they want the money instead used on a new television.
Jun 27 2007
Curtis offers his retirement money to CJ so he can move his family out of Curtis & Ella’s house. When CJ accepts the offer, Curtis can’t help him move out fast enough. But things come to a halt when Janine shows up and says she’s been clean for two days. CJ then uses the money to put her in rehab, but she checks herself out two days later and disappears. Calvin then tutors CJ on “the formula” for breaking the news about the non-refundable money to Curtis. Meanwhile, in a bid to woo a girl he’s interested in, Calvin tells the girl that Curtis & Ella’s house is actually his and that Ella is his maid and Curtis his accountant.
Jun 27 2007
CJ is down in the dumps over finding Janine in a crack house, and it’s starting to affect his work and his relationship with his children. Curtis is especially concerned because he believes, after seeing Malik in a ballerina tutu that the boy might be turning gay. Curtis tries everything he can do to “straighten” Malik out, despite Ella and CJ telling him that Malik is not gay. Hoping to help CJ out a little and get back some peace and quiet in his household, Curtis offers to give CJ a little of their retirement money so CJ can find a new place.
Jun 20 2007
Janine is still missing, and the family is starting to get worried. Meanwhile, Curtis is getting more and more frustrated over the fact that he has no quiet time in his house. His anger eventually reaches the point that a friend of his, a retired firefighter named Bill, recommends that he undergo an anger management class. The class is given by Walter, a flamboyant facilitator and Richard Simmons-wannabe. Walter decides that Curtis’ issues are so bad, he needs some one-on-one work. But in the middle of their session, news comes that Janine has been found, but her situation is not a pleasant one.
Jun 20 2007
Busted 1x04
Calvin is trying to fix his money problems by selling knock-off purses while Janine’s money problems get increasingly worse. She manages to convince CJ to give her some money, but she then uses the money to buy drugs, returning home more hopped up than ever. Ella, Calvin, Curtis and Claretha decide it’s time to tell CJ about Janine’s crack addiction. After learning the truth, CJ decides to confront Janine, and she confesses to doing drugs and burning down the house. Then she decides to leave CJ and the kids.
Jun 13 2007
Not having a home is weighing on CJ’s mind, and nobody has been able to cheer him up. To make matters worse, the electric company calls him and tells him the electric bill hasn’t been paid. And Janine is increasingly acting more and more strangely, blowing up at the kids and seeming agitated and nervous. She’s also getting strange calls from a guy named Blue. Calvin later tells CJ that he heard on the street that it was arson that caused CJ’s house to burn down. So CJ decides it’s time to get to the bottom of things. The last shoe drops when the insurance company calls and tells CJ his premium hasn’t been paid in months.
Jun 13 2007
As he does every birthday, Curtis decides to “refresh” his look, which includes teeth-bleaching, a new hair color and a return to his rookie uniform, which is way too small for him. He heads off to work while Ella and the rest of the family plan a surprise birthday party. When Janine shows up without a cake and without the money that Ella gave her, things seem a little odd. And when the surprise party finally comes around, Curtis isn’t happy at all. He realizes he’s getting older. Just then, a four-alarm fire calls Curtis, CJ and Calvin away, after which Curtis’ oldest friend, Brown, overstays his welcome. When the guys return, they deliver the news that the house that burned down belonged to CJ. After it has been decided that CJ and his family will stay with Curtis and Ella for the time being, Curtis lays down the law on how the house is going to be run.
Jun 06 2007
Curtis is bothered by the constant stream of visitors coming through his house, including his own college-age son, Calvin, and his nephew, CJ, and his nephew’s entire family. When CJ’s son, Malik, complains about going to school, the news emerges that he is afraid to go because of a bully constantly stealing his lunch money. Curtis ends up having to go to the conference with the school principal and upon arriving, learns the bully is actually a girl, Nikki. But when Curtis meets Nikki’s foster mother, Madea, he cowers to her own bullying personality. The principal suggests Malik and the bully study together as a way of forming a bond, but neither Curtis nor Madea are happy about the situation
Jun 06 2007