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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Meet the Browns" Coming to TV

Tyler Perry, whose "House of Payne" sitcom could end up grossing more than $200 million in its first cycle through 2012, has signed a deal with TBS for a comedy based loosely on his theatrical movie "Meet the Browns."

TBS has commissioned 10 half-hours of "Meet the Browns," which stars David Mann in the title role of Leroy Brown, with Perry as exec producer and director.

According to Variety, another Perry show is on the horizon. The man has brought much work to the city and helped raised the profile of what is possible here. With Hadjii's Somebodies scheduled to premeire on BET on Sept. 9, the next few years could be some fertile and--more importantly-- stable ground for production in Atlanta.

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