Meet the Browns (TV series)

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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
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GenreSitcom
Created byTyler Perry
Directed byTyler Perry
Kim Fields
Alfonso Ribeiro
Chip Fields
Mark Swinton
Roger M. Bobb
StarringDavid Anthony Mann
Tamela Mann
Lamman Rucker
Denise Boutte
Tony Vaughn
Juanita Jennings
Gunnar Washington
Logan Browning (seasons 2–5)
Terri J. Vaughn (seasons 4–5)
Katherine Callan (seasons 1–3)
Antonio Jaramillo (seasons 1–3)
Arielle Vandenberg (seasons 1–2)
Brianne Gould (season 1)
Jeannette Sousa (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes140 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Tyler Perry
Roger M. Bobb
Location(s)Decatur, Georgia (setting)
Atlanta, Georgia (taping location)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Tyler Perry Studios
DistributorDebmar-Mercury
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (ad-sales)
Broadcast
Original channelTBS
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runJanuary 7, 2009 – November 18, 2011
Chronology
Related showsTyler Perry's House of Payne (2006–2012)
External links
Website
 
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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
Tpmeetthebrowns.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byTyler Perry
Directed byTyler Perry
Kim Fields
Alfonso Ribeiro
Chip Fields
Mark Swinton
Roger M. Bobb
StarringDavid Anthony Mann
Tamela Mann
Lamman Rucker
Denise Boutte
Tony Vaughn
Juanita Jennings
Gunnar Washington
Logan Browning (seasons 2–5)
Terri J. Vaughn (seasons 4–5)
Katherine Callan (seasons 1–3)
Antonio Jaramillo (seasons 1–3)
Arielle Vandenberg (seasons 1–2)
Brianne Gould (season 1)
Jeannette Sousa (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes140 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Tyler Perry
Roger M. Bobb
Location(s)Decatur, Georgia (setting)
Atlanta, Georgia (taping location)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Tyler Perry Studios
DistributorDebmar-Mercury
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (ad-sales)
Broadcast
Original channelTBS
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runJanuary 7, 2009 – November 18, 2011
Chronology
Related showsTyler Perry's House of Payne (2006–2012)
External links
Website

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolves around a senior family living under one roof in Decatur, Georgia led by patriarch Mr. Brown and his daughter Cora Simmons. The show premiered on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 and finished its run on November 18, 2011[1] on TBS. It is made in the model of his play and film of the same name. The show stars David Mann and Tamela Mann, who starred in the earlier stage play and motion picture.

Production history[edit]

As Season 2 began, Brianne Gould, who played Brianna, was removed from the series for undisclosed reasons. She was replaced by Logan Browning.

In the series, Eddie Walker, one of Will's former friends, who was close to molesting Joaquin, became the first on-screen character to die. He suffered stab wounds and the surgery done to try to save his life was performed by Will himself. Also, in season 4, Brianna's friend Antonio, is killed in a car crash involving texting while driving.

David Mann is the only cast member who appears in every episode.

Mabel "Madea" Simmons, a recurring character in many of Tyler Perry's works, is an unseen character in this series though mentioned many times. Throughout the show's five seasons, she never made an on-camera appearance.

Other unseen characters include Brown's brother and sister-in-law, LB and Sarah. Both appeared in the stageplay and film adaptation of Meet the Browns but they've never graced the series. However, LB was mentioned once in the backdoor pilot episode which aired as an episode of House of Payne.

In November 2011, TBS suddenly announced that the series finale would be airing since it was cancelled. The final two episodes aired on November 18, 2011, concluding the series with 140 episodes in total.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

The show revolves around the misadventures of the multi-generational Brown family. They live in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. All main cast members are credited only for the episodes in which they appear.

Recurring characters[edit]

Past characters[edit]

Seasons[edit]

SeasonEp #First AirdateLast Airdate
Season 110January 7, 2009February 4, 2009
Season 226May 27, 2009September 16, 2009
Season 342November 4, 2009June 9, 2010
Season 454June 16, 2010December 22, 2010
Season 58October 28, 2011November 18, 2011

DVD releases[edit]

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has released all seven seasons on DVD in Region 1.

DVD TitleEp #Release Date
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 11–20August 30, 2011
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 221–40October 4, 2011
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 341–60November 22, 2011
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 461–80January 24, 2012
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 581–100April 17, 2012
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 6101–120June 26, 2012
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns – Season 7121–140October 23, 2012

Setting[edit]

Locations seen in the show set in Atlanta, Georgia include Brown Meadows and the school where Cora and Mr. Brown work. The Brown Meadows Home is a two-story building, and throughout the series 5 rooms have been featured: the kitchen, the living room, the dining room, Brianna's room, and Mr. Brown's room. The outside patio is also on display. Will and Sasha's, Joaquin's, Cora's, and residents' rooms have never been seen. Season 3 takes us into the hospital where Will, Sasha, Renee, and Mr. Brown work. Season 4 shows The Colonel and Edna's home.

Ratings[edit]

When the series premiered on January 7, 2009, it received a viewership of 4,027,000 viewers based on Nielsen ratings.[2] In March 2010, Meet the Browns became TBS's #1 sitcom having a viewership of 2.3 million and among adults 18–49 having 1.2 million.[3] In October 2010, the show continued to be TBS's #1 and #2 sitcom telecasts with an audience of 1.2 to 1.4 million among adults 18–49.[4]

Syndication[edit]

Meet the Browns began airing in off-network syndication in September 2010 on stations covering more than 70% of the U.S., with major station groups carrying the program including Fox Television Stations, Tribune Broadcasting, Weigel Broadcasting, CBS Television Stations, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Cox Media Group, Meredith Corporation, Granite Broadcasting, and Belo. Reruns are primarily aired on affiliates of MyNetworkTV and The CW (the latter network's CW Plus service also carries the program as part of its national schedule).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TBS To 'Meet The Browns' – 2008-08-26 07:52:00 | Broadcasting & Cable". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Top 10 Cable TV Rankings: January 5–11, 2009". Nielsen Company. January 13, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 24, 2010). "Q1 Roundup From Turner for truTV, TBS, TNT, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim". TVbythenumbers.com. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 5, 2010). "Ratings Notes for TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and truTV + DVR #s for 'The Closer,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'". TVbythenumbers.com. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 

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