Tyler Perry tackles marriage with new sitcom

theGRIO REPORT - Tyler Perry's new sitcom 'For Better Or For Worse' follows the ups and downs of a lovesick couple trying to make their marriage work...

Fans of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? films are in for a treat.

TBS’s newest sitcom, For Better Or For Worse, centers around two of Perry’s favorite characters, Marcus and Angela, from his big screen movies Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?.

For Better Or For Worse follows the ups and downs of a lovesick couple trying to make their marriage work.

Michael Jai White plays Marcus, an ex-football player turned sports commentator. Tasha Smith stars as Marcus’s wife, the edgy and outspoken Angela.

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Every show will leave viewers with life a changing message, which has become a standard of the Tyler Perry brands of television entertainment.

According to TBS, “Viewers will experience a fresh approach to the traditional sitcom format that will provide all the elements of well-crafted storytelling and the raw intrigue of reality TV.”

In a recent interview Smith described what viewers can expect to see from her character Angela in this new sitcom.

“They are going to see more of a balance of Angela. People will see her as a wife, entrepreneur and mother, as well as see her vulnerability and her trying to change and do what’s right,” Smith said.

Tyler Perry has successfully launched two television shows for TBS: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns. The national premiere of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne on TBS in 2007 brought 5.9 million viewers, and at the time was the cable channel’s biggest sitcom audience ever.

For Better or For Worse premieres tonight on TBS at 10/9C.