TYLER PERRY BRINGS MORE LAUGHS TO BET WITH THE RETURN OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” MAY 25 ALL NEW EPISODES MOVING TO TUESDAYS STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT

05/06/21

IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SEASON PREMIERES THE NETWORK RENEWS THE #1 HIT SITCOMS FOR A NINTH AND THIRD SEASON RESPECTIVELY

New York, NY – May 3, 2021 – This May, come home to BET for a night of Black joy, entertainment, and MORE of the Tyler Perry content we all can’t get enough of; you bring the family, we'll bring the funny. New episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” season eight and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” season two return Tuesday, May 25, starting at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. Executive Produced by Tyler Perry, “House of Payne” and “Assisted Living” occupied the #1 and #2 spots for comedy series on cable for African Americans 18-49, 25-54 in the calendar year 2020,* respectively. In anticipation of their premieres, BET has green-lit “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” for a ninth season and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” for a third season.

About “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” airing on a NEW NIGHT Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her #HouseOfPayne
The eighth season of the hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Starring LaVan Davis as “Curtis Payne,” Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne,” Allen Payne as “C.J. Payne,” Lance Gross as “Calvin Payne,” Larramie “Doc” Shaw as “Malik Payne,” and Keshia Knight Pulliam as “Miranda Payne.” Ahmarie Holmes as “Lisa” and Quin Walters as “Laura” join as recurring characters. “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” is the #1 comedy series on cable for African Americans P2+ on Cable in the calendar year 2020.*

(From L-R: “Miranda” played by Keshia Knight Pulliam, “C.J.” played by Allen Payne and “Ella” played by Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne.”)(Photo credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

Episode #801 - “Whiplash” premiering, Tuesday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT- The Payne family becomes concerned while searching for C.J. after learning he ran into a burning building.

About “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” airing on a NEW NIGHT Tuesdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
#AssistedLivingBET

In Season Two of Tyler Perry’s comedy series “Assisted Living,” Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their Assisted Living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as “Mr. Brown,” Tamela Mann as “Cora,” J. Anthony Brown as “Vinny,” Na’im Lynn as “Jeremy,” Courtney Nichole as “Leah,” Alex Henderson as “Philip,” and Tayler Buck as “Sandra.” “Assisted Living” is the #1 new scripted series for African Americans P18-49, P25-54, and P2+ on cable for broadcast season 20-21.*

(From L-R: “Mr. Brown” played by David Mann, and “Cora” played “Mr. Brown,” Tamela Mann.)(Photo credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

Episode #201 - “Bail Buns” premiering, Tuesday, May 25 at 9:30 PM ET/PT- The “Assisted Living” crew band together to get Jeremy released from jail when they catch Sheriff Luckett in a compromising positionFor more information on “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” log on to BET.com.*

Source: Nielsen | Live+SD | Competitive claims based on premiere ranking by average impressions during Prime (8p-11p through 3/28/21, 4+ t/c

About BET
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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