As only he can, Atlanta's Tyler Perry sent an email today.
"I always like to go back and reflect every now and then..." he begins.
Apparently, he's in the mood to expanabrag again.
While he's letting us know that new episodes of "House of Payne," his Atlanta-produced sit-com, will be airing nationally from its very funny Atlanta-based flagship TBS, Mr. Perry takes the opportunity to boast about the program's longevity ("House of Payne" just celebrated its 210th episode. Can you believe that?).
He also takes a clean shot at the nay-sayers who first questioned the program's viability when it debuted in 2006:
"I decided the other day to go back and look at some of the early reviews
of the show. The one that stuck out the most was a headline that read,
"THIS SHOW WILL NEVER MAKE IT!" Where is the person who wrote that?
Isn't it interesting how some people can only speak negativity? I think
they would have a stroke before they would admit they were wrong. People
who can't live in balance are sad to me."
Mr. Perry also takes the chance to offer inspirational advice, spiced with some spiritual self-help mojo:
"Anyway, we knew it would make it and so did you! Let this be a lesson for your own dreams. Don't worry about people telling you what you can't do. If God has said you will do it—just go in faith... (I just preached...LOL)"
Let me just put this in perspective for you. "House of Payne" has done more
episodes than "Good Times", more episodes than "Sanford & Son", and even
more episodes than "The Cosby Show". "The Jeffersons" is the only show of this
genre to have more episodes. Ella and Curtis are running a close second to
George and Weezie. (smile)
Why am I telling you all of this? Well, last week on TBS, "House of Payne"
returned with all new episodes! I wanted to let you know because me being
a fan of the show myself and being a fan of TBS, our home station, I know
that finding new episodes can be a little confusing. I have received
thousands of messages on my message board and Facebook page about how this
show is aired, new episodes one week and reruns the next. I've gotten
complaints about how the time changed without notice, and I hear your
frustrations. Just know that TBS and I both know how important consistency
is to maintaining an audience. To think that you keep finding this show
and sending the ratings through the roof is a blessing. Your loyalty and
commitment to "House of Payne" has been tremendous. We do not take that for
So, this Wednesday, be sure and tune in to "House of Payne."
Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect this season... Only on TBS.
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