The Paynes

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 4.9  (407)

The Paynes is a comedy-drama television series that premiered on OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, on January 16, 2018. The show is a spin-off of Tyler Perry's popular sitcom, House of Payne, and focuses on the lives of Curtis and Ella Payne, a retired couple who move to Florida to enjoy their golden years but end up stuck in the midst of family drama.

Curtis Payne, played by LaVan Davis, is a former fire chief who is taking retirement to the fullest. He spends most of his time relaxing with his wife, Ella, played by Cassi Davis, on his houseboat, but he is also dealing with some health issues. Curtis is a man of strong opinions and no filter, which often leads him into trouble with his family.

Meanwhile, Ella Payne is the backbone of the family and the voice of reason. As the matriarch of the Payne family, she is always looking out for the well-being of her loved ones. With her unwavering faith and compassion, she is often called in to resolve family feuds.

In addition to the Paynes, the show features a colorful cast of characters that often complicate their lives. Among them is Nyla, played by Chelsea Tavares, Curtis and Ella’s granddaughter, who is studying to become a lawyer and frequently comes to her grandparents for advice. Also, Curtis’ nephew, C.J., played by Allen Payne, often returns to town and causes drama with his ex-wife and his children.

Throughout the series, the Paynes face challenges and obstacles as they navigate through life’s ups and downs. From financial struggles to medical issues, the family learns how to cope with adversity and grow stronger as a result.

One of the central themes of the show is family and the importance of sticking together through thick and thin. The Paynes are a close-knit family, and while they may argue and disagree, they ultimately come together in times of need.

Another theme of the show is faith. Tiffany Haddish, one of the show’s Executive Producers, is vocal about her Christian faith, and her beliefs are woven throughout the show's plot. Ella's character is heavily influencedby her faith, and she often references scripture to help her family find their way.

The Paynes is a heartwarming and humorous series that provides a refreshing look at African American family life. Tyler Perry's signature blend of comedy and emotion is evident throughout the series, which balances laughs with touching moments. The show dealt with serious issues such as health, family, income problems, and more with humor and positivity.

While the show only had two seasons, fans praised it for its strong cast and realistic storylines. Many fans expressed their disappointment when the show was canceled after only 38 episodes, with no explanation as to why the show was being discontinued. Despite this, The Paynes remains a beloved series for many viewers who continue to re-watch the episodes and hope for a return.

Overall, The Paynes is an entertaining and uplifting show that highlights the importance of family, faith, and perseverance through life’s challenges. With a talented cast, engaging plotlines, and a heartwarming message, this series is definitely worth a watch.

The Paynes is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (38 episodes). The series first aired on January 16, 2018.

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Payneful Choices
38. Payneful Choices
November 30, 2018
Nyla is left with life altering decisions.
A Giraffe And A Bull
37. A Giraffe And A Bull
November 23, 2018
Terrance and Curtis struggle over power of the Laundromat.
Social Media'd
36. Social Media'd
November 16, 2018
Nyla and Kendrick re-­ connect.
Payneful Partnership
35. Payneful Partnership
November 9, 2018
Curtis realizes he has exhausted all of his options and decides to go into business with Terrance.
A Payneful Proposition
34. A Payneful Proposition
November 2, 2018
The Payne's are running out of ideas to save the laundromat but Terrance comes up with a solution that could help everyone.
A Conundrum
33. A Conundrum
October 26, 2018
Kendrick confronts Terrance about Nyla.
Payneful Business
32. Payneful Business
October 19, 2018
Terrance is angered to find out that Nyla has been the victim of an abusive relationship.
31. Hostile
October 12, 2018
Terrance comes to Nyla's defense.
A Payneful Confrontation
30. A Payneful Confrontation
October 5, 2018
Confusion leads to a confrontation in the Payne household.
29. Syncopal
September 28, 2018
Nyla meets a handsome man named Terrance.
A Payneful Hunch
28. A Payneful Hunch
September 21, 2018
Curtis and Nyla make a truce.
No Sticks Or Bricks
27. No Sticks Or Bricks
September 14, 2018
Curtis reconciles within his household.
No Room For Payne
26. No Room For Payne
September 7, 2018
Curtis realizes he was right about Nyla all along.
An Impasse
25. An Impasse
August 31, 2018
Ella stands firm on her decision with Nyla.
The Outsiders
24. The Outsiders
August 24, 2018
Nyla wears out her welcome with Curtis.
Girl Talk
23. Girl Talk
August 17, 2018
Curtis learns a secret that Ella was keeping.
Home Alone
22. Home Alone
August 10, 2018
Nyla may not be able to pay for her latest mistake.
Payneful Situations
21. Payneful Situations
August 3, 2018
Ella and Curtis need more money to operate the Laundromat.
A Payne Family Secret
20. A Payne Family Secret
July 27, 2018
The FBI threatens to take the Laundromat due to Uncle Robert's past indiscretions. When Curtis and Ella turn to Joann for answers, they discover that she knows more than she has previously told them.
A Payneful Bounce
19. A Payneful Bounce
July 20, 2018
After much needed work, renovations on the Laundromat are finally complete. Curtis and Ella are excited until federal agents intervene.
Making Her Honest
18. Making Her Honest
May 4, 2018
Nyla and Kendrick reveal some very interesting news to the Paynes.
Secret Lovers
17. Secret Lovers
April 27, 2018
The Paynes discover that Nyla hasn't been completely truthful about her and Kendrick.
Date Night
16. Date Night
April 20, 2018
Curtis tries playing matchmaker for Terrence and Nyla, but Nyla isn't very interested. Curtis tries to set Terrence and Nyla up on a blind date.
Keep The Payne Away
15. Keep The Payne Away
April 13, 2018
Ella wants to surprise Curtis with the new renovations, but Curtis has other plans.
A Payneful Cry
14. A Payneful Cry
April 6, 2018
Nyla attempts to mediate between the Paynes and Joann after Ella and Curtis are served with court papers.
A Payneful Dispute
13. A Payneful Dispute
March 30, 2018
The family is in an uproar after Ryan tells Joann about some money that one of Ella's contractors found in the Laundromat.
Payneful Repairs
12. Payneful Repairs
March 23, 2018
Curtis and Ella learn some troubling news about Nyla.
Making Repairs
11. Making Repairs
March 16, 2018
After Ella learns that Curtis is trying to repair the Laundromat himself, she makes plans to involve professionals. Later, Kendrick visits Nyla to apologize. Nyla finally comes clean with Ella and has a heart-­to- heart with her kids.
Lynn's Punishment
10. Lynn's Punishment
March 9, 2018
Ella confronts Nyla after Lynn has suspicious nightmares. Later, Nyla confronts Kendrick about Lynn's accusations.
The World Wide Payne
9. The World Wide Payne
March 2, 2018
Curtis needs to place an online order for parts to get the Laundromat up and running, but he doesn't know how to use the computer. When Ella tries to help Curtis she discovers that there is one thing he knows how to use the computer for.
A Payneful Night
8. A Payneful Night
February 23, 2018
Nyla's disrespectful behavior is wearing out her welcome at the Payne's house.
Better Than Nothing
7. Better Than Nothing
February 16, 2018
Curtis and Ella debate about taking in Nyla and her kids. Ella talks to Nyla about how her relationship is affecting her children.
The Waiting Game
6. The Waiting Game
February 9, 2018
Curtis and Ella continue to wait for the police to arrive at the Laundromat after Nyla disappears. Later, the children reveal startling news about Nyla's relationship with Kendrick.
A Fugitive in Payne
5. A Fugitive in Payne
February 2, 2018
Nyla fears that her actions will leave her with life-altering consequences. Meanwhile, Ella attempts to save the day.
Cleaning Up the Payne
4. Cleaning Up the Payne
January 26, 2018
The Paynes begin to settle into their new life with the help of their cousins. Ella is concerned about Nyla's disappearance.
A Confrontation of Payne
3. A Confrontation of Payne
January 19, 2018
Curtis is out for blood after he realizes that he has been swindled. Later, Ella has a change of heart after visiting the local church. She meets a beautiful young woman in need.
Revelations of Payne
2. Revelations of Payne
January 16, 2018
Ella is fuming after Curtis makes a life-changing decision without her input. Meanwhile, Curtis discovers that he has been duped into a bad investment.
A Surprise For The Paynes
1. A Surprise For The Paynes
January 16, 2018
In the premiere, Curtis and the rest of the Payne family take a road trip to Florida where Ella receives a stunning surprise.
Where to Watch The Paynes
The Paynes is available for streaming on the OWN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Paynes on demand at Philo.
  • Premiere Date
    January 16, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    4.9  (407)