Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse drew 3.4 million viewers for its Friday night launch on TBS. The original sitcom is the latest from writer-director-producer Tyler Perry and is based on his Why Did I Get Married? movies.
The 10 p.m. premiere of Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse averaged more than 3.3 million viewers, with a demo delivery of 1.8 million adults 18-49. The 10:30 p.m. episode grew to more than 3.4 million viewers, while holding firm with 1.8 million adults 18-49.
Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse centers on Angela Williams (Tasha Smith), the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus (Michael Jai White). Marcus is a former professional football player who has recently partnered with Richard Ellington (Kent Faulcon) and Joseph Jetson (Jason Olive) on a new sports news program called C-Sports Now. Marcus’s business relationship with Richard and Joseph is complicated, however, by the fact that Richard is dating Keisha (Kiki Haynes), Marcus’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his teenage daughter. In addition, Joseph’s girlfriend, successful real estate agent Leslie (Crystle Stewart), is Angela’s best friend, which sometimes makes it difficult for the couples to keep their business and private lives from mingling.
Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse is produced by Tyler Perry Studios and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.