The new season of Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, the television spinoff of Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith's popular Marcus and Angela Williams characters from Perry's two Why Did I Get Married? films, promises to not deviate from the blend of laughs and juicy relationship drama that drove the series through two successful years on TBS. But the upcoming third season does bring about one very significant change: moving to a new broadcast home on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. With the network shift comes a reinvigorated attitude as White, Smith, and co-stars Kent Faulcon (Richard), Kiki Haynes (Keisha), Brad James (Todd), and Cocoa Brown (Jennifer) displayed at a special media luncheon celebrating the new season. Below are highlights from the spirited discussion that covered not only the developments of the upcoming season--and some storyline pitches for the future--but also the importance of presenting varied and positive images of African-Americans in the media and the fledgling partnership between OWN and Tyler Perry Studios.
The third season of Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse begins tonight, Wednesday, September 18 at 9pm Eastern & Pacific/8pm Central & Mountain and will continue every Wednesday at the same time on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
(Special thanks to 135th Street Agency, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Michael Jai White, Tasha Smith, Kent Faulcon, and Brad James)