Perry takes run at TV

'House of Payne' headed to small screen

Tyler Perry’s first outing for television, “House of Payne,” is heading for limited run through spring and summer, with Debmar-Mercury distributing.

Stations in 10 markets will air the first 10 episodes of the made-for-syndication laffer, which centers on the conflicts of a multi-generational family living under one roof.

Additional episodes will become available for national distrib in fall 2007.

Distribution plan, which Debmar-Mercury claims is influenced by the indie film release model, will roll out on stations belonging to Fox, Tribune, CBS and Sinclair, with markets in New York, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Baltimore, and Raleigh, N.C.

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