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The House of Payne has been on the air for six years, since its debuted in 2006. The storyline is about a family that lives in Atlanta, GA. It consists of the following members: Curtis Payne, the patriarch of this somewhat dysfunctional family. He is also the Fire Chief of one of Atlanta's fire stations, which is conveniently located across the street from his home. Uncle Curtis' bark is generally worse than his bite. He loves his family deeply.

Miss Ella, wife, mother, grandmother, mother in law and aunt. She is a Christian and she has the faith, she is the glue that holds them altogether. Her loving and compassionate disposition keeps everybody going. But don't let that fool you. Miss Ella ain't the one. She has had her moments. She is the iron fist in the velvet glove.

There is Calvin, one and only son. He started out as a wannabe street smart (?) college student (though you seldom saw him with any books). As time progresses, he starts maturing, he falls in love and he marries a beautiful young lady, a former con artist who had conned him, named Miranda.

Then there's Uncle Curtis' nephew

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  • Curtis must deal with resentment after he is called back to work. Floyd learns important details of his heritage.

  • Calvin faces his attacker Travis Harris in court when the shooter's trial finally arrives.

  • Calvin and Miranda try to save their marriage before it becomes too late.

  • Floyd's new invention causes friction between him and Curtis. Calvin questions Miranda about an unusual amount in her bank account.

  • Jazmine ask CJ to go to the school dance with a boy.

  • Ella receives news of the death of her mother Eunice.

  • Calvin and Miranda anticipates the prospects of having their own place. Jazmine jobshadows the PR office with CJ and Janine.

  • 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.

  • Calvin takes Miranda's money and goes to a strip club. C.J. give Janine a bad evaluation.

  • Jazmine stands up to a cyber bully. Meanwhile, Miranda and Calvin have a pregnancy scare.

  • Calvin's behavior at work gets him suspended. Meanwhile, Jazmine wants Ella to teach her how to bake.

  • C.J. coaches Jazmine's soccer team.

  • C.J. takes action when technology takes over the family.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Malik takes caffeine pills irresponsibly and Curtis subs for Ella at a Help Center training program.

  • Malik and Summer have their marriage annulled. Miranda temps at the office when Janine needs an assistant.

  • Malik finds out his friend is gay. Curtis loans Ella money.

  • Curtis does community service at the Help Center. Miranda doesn't invite Janine to a concert.

  • C.J. and Janine have a party and don't invite Curtis and Ella. Malik and Summer argue over an obscure anniversary.

  • Malik marries Summer. Calvin and Miranda have a hard time adjusting to living with Curtis and Ella.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • C.J. is offered perks as a city official. Miranda and Curtis bond.

  • Malik and Summer volunteer at a crisis hotline. Curtis goes overboard with the neighborhood watch as he tries to catch a criminal.

  • Ella is preparing to open a battered women's home in the church's unused classrooms, but it is shutdown.

  • Calvin and Miranda's condo gets foreclosed on and they are forced out.

  • The family meets Malik's new free-spirited girlfriend, Summer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • C.J. is left to look after the twins during the big game. Ella gets in the way of Calvin's transition back home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Calvin battles for his life at the hospital. Ella's unwavering faith won't let the family get down

  • The family gets ready to have one last Sunday dinner at Curtis and Ella's

  • The Paynes say goodbye while praising God in church.

  • Miranda takes over renovating the condo while Calvin and Deshawn bond.

  • Miranda's new client hits on her while the family honors Curtis.

  • Curtis becomes a contestant on Paynefully Fit, while Deshawn get advice about girls.

  • Ella becomes director of the center; Malik mulls dropping out.

  • Malik gets hazed.

  • Janine sponsors a young girl; Curtis and Ella become DeShawn's foster parents.

  • Calvin is allowed supervised visits; Ella's friend Felicia visits.

  • Miranda frets over her unemployment; C.J. looks into firefighter response times.

  • Curtis wakes up as a Jefferson.

  • C.J. hires Calvin, whose performance is disappointing; bored with retirement, Curtis takes up painting.

  • Calvin and Miranda plan Calvin Jr.'s birthday party; Curtis and Ella have trouble with the Homeowners Association.

  • 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.

  • C.J. forgets Janine's 3-years-sober anniversary; Ella gets DeShawn an ugly outfit for school-picture day.

  • DeShawn bullies a classmate and gets into trouble; Miranda and Janine fight over petty things.

  • DeShawn is placed in a gifted-students program to avoid being expelled from school; Calvin and Miranda hire a contractor to repair their condo.

  • 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.

  • Calvin finds out that Tracie checked Calvin Jr. out of the hospital. Calvin and Miranda try to find a place to stay.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Malik goes off to college; Miranda is overwhelmed when Calvin Jr. visits.

  • Deshawn's mother shows up at the Paynes'; C.J. upgrades Janine's wedding ring.

  • Janine is on the brink of a breakdown. Deshawn gets a lesson in the negro baseball league.

  • 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.

  • Ella brings home a troubled youth from the Help Center. Meanwhile, Janine and Miranda compete to get in a competitive day care.

  • Jayden may have autism. Janine blames herself. Meanwhile, Curtis lives by the rules of the bible.

  • 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.

  • Miranda gets cooking advice after she makes a horrible dinner for Ella's club. Meanwhile, Curtis gets his tonsils pulled and can't talk.

  • 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.

  • A music producer wants to sign Jazmine. Meanwhile, Calvin is embarrassed about his new job as a grocery store manager.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jazmine prays to pass a test and no longer wants to apply herself. Meanwhile, Calvin grows jealous of the baby.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Claretha reveals she has leukemia. Miranda's cousin Vanessa hooks up with Calvin's friend.

  • Malik gets ready for college. The men offer him advice and buy him condoms.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Curtis and Ella think it is time to move. They soon realize that their house is the gem that holds their family together.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tracie's unexpected visits to the house come under scrutiny. Elsewhere, Curtis is enlisted as CJ and Janine's babysitter.

  • CJ protests when Malik's crime partner makes an appearance. Meanwhile, Curtis starts a barbershop in the backyard.

  • Big Jesse reappears and inches closer to Ella, triggering jealousy in Curtis. Elsewhere, Malik faces the consequences of hanging out with some bad folks.

  • Calvin falls into a perilous circumstance when he takes on two jobs. Meanwhile, Janine's home life suffers when she scores a promotion.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Malik tries to win over an upperclassman by dueling with a bully. Meanwhile, Calvin puts into motion a plan to solve his financial problems.

  • CJ tries to create a trap for his new boss and enlists Curtis to help him. Elsewhere, Calvin and Miranda's financial condition worsens.

  • 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.

  • CJ meets his new boss. Meanwhile, Floyd's ex-wife reappears, pulling Ella and Curtis into the dramas of a messy love triangle.

  • Calvin and Ella work on a school project. Meanwhile, Curtis anticipates his first post-retirement interview and gets pointers from Malik.

  • The Payne men are pressured to take their wives out on the town, resulting in some poor date fate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A pregnancy scare upends Calvin and Miranda's world. Elsewhere, Curtis' sales scheme lands him in trouble with the law.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Curtis is the man of honor at a surprise retirement party. In other developments, a case of puppy love blooms for Jazmine.

  • Ella breaks some news, which only creates a downturn in Curtis' financial plans. Elsewhere, Calvin squares off against Miranda's critical mother.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The issue of birth control creates divisions between CJ and Janine. Meanwhile, surprise developments transpire when Calvin and Miranda spend a day with Jazmine.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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