Liz shows a more compassionate side during her visit in season 6 after reading a letter to C. This elates Curtis, but only because the younger Paynes might finally move out of the house. In the meantime the Payne children push to get a pooch. Griffin Calvin plans a house party when the rest of the family visits relatives in Florida. She was first introduced in Season 1 as a sexy con artist who stole all of Calvin and Curtis' money for an art gallery. Miranda's acceptance back into the Payne house is slow at first, but eventually she charms her way back.
Meanwhile, Bart's obnoxious nephew hangs out at the firehouse and challenges Malik to a firefighter battle. J has a date with Nicole who tells him she is waiting until she is married before having sex. Curtis tries to save money by hiring a jackleg contractor, who ends up doing more damage and the Paynes have to move out of their house. The show aired its final two episodes on August 10, 2012. Elsewhere, Malik is assigned a school paper on a role model, but who will he choose as the subject? He and Malik also try to look like sagging thugs to be cool.
Janine's mother, Liz, comes for a surprise visit, but she brings with her an attitude that needs readjusting. It is then discovered that Janine's father kicked Liz out of the house. Curtis is known for his funny jokes, grumpiness, overly loud delivery and reluctance to accept his nephew's family into his home, which he believes is already crowded. Meanwhile, Diego grows increasingly agitated and begins starting fights. Note: The Barbershop is introduced. The Paynes discover that Janine's father threw Liz out of the house, so they attempt to bring the two back together. Meanwhile, Curtis unwittingly takes Ella's estrogen pills.
Despite his pleads, begs, and understanding Miranda refuses to let Calvin stay in the condo therefore, shocked and confused, Calvin must move back in with Curtis and Ella. Note: and do not appear in this episode. Ella in her frustration and anger kicks Curtis out of the house. The show stars LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Allen Payne, Lance Gross, and Palmer Williams, Jr. Note: , , and do not appear in this episode. There, the two happen upon Ella's erstwhile trainer, Francois.
Note: Janine temporarily leaves the show. Jazmine and Tiffany devise a plan to break up C. Elsewhere, Claretha returns without her said husband and moves in with Curtis and Ella. As such, Curtis and Ella set out to teach her a valuable lesson about honoring her family heritage. Meanwhile, a failing inspection at the firehouse is Curtis's fault.
Note: , , , and do not appear in this episode. Meanwhile, Curtis sees Malik wearing a tutu. He was also one of Calvin's friends. The character has not been seen or mentioned since Season 4. He is often referred to as Uncle Curtis by his nephew C. But a big fund-raising talent show could save the firehouse and the firemen's jobs.
In 2017, the Oprah Winfrey Network ordered a spin-off series titled The Paynes, with 38 episodes and the original cast returning to reprise their roles. Miranda's father is a doctor. Curtis jumps in to help when Malik gets sick. They were trapped inside the school building due to a storm that hit Atlanta. Note: and do not appear in this episode. Meanwhile, Janine's having a hard time hiding that she's pregnant.
The youngster, feeling ignored and jealous, makes the choice to run away. Somewhere else, Calvin discovers romance with a con artist. Soon, Calvin gets involved, and mayhem becomes the order of the day. Her relationship with her daughter is usually tested. One major complication arises as Miranda's father helps birth triplets.
It is hinted that she has a fear of mimes. He is a teenage boy whose interest in young women in his class is so extreme that he'll resort to desperate measures, such as trying out for the cheerleading squad, just to associate with them. Meanwhile, Malik is dealing with another bully at school. Meanwhile, Malik is hired as an errand-runner at the barbershop, but things get hairy when he settles on cutting a customer's hair. Some of the cast members of Tyler Perry's were on in October 2009. Then Kiki punched him on the arm causing his death and everyone runs out of the room. And Curtis is turning Japanese---that is, he becomes captivated by Japanese culture.