|For Better or Worse|
|Created by||Tyler Perry|
|Directed by||Tyler Perry|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||45 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Tyler Perry|
|Running time||22 to 24 minutes
|Production company(s)||Tyler Perry Studios|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||November 25, 2011– present|
|Related shows||Why Did I Get Married?
(2007 film)Why Did I Get Married Too?
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse is an American comedy-drama series created and produced by playwright/director/producer Tyler Perry. The series is based on Perry's 2007 film Why Did I Get Married? and its 2010 sequel Why Did I Get Married Too?. It premiered on TBS on November 25, 2011. Led by the comical, over-the-top antics of Marcus and Angela Williams, the ensemble follows three couples: Marcus and Angela, Joseph and Leslie, and Richard and Keisha who are at various stages of their relationships as they weather the ups-and-downs of married life and dating.
In February 2012, TBS announced the thirty-five episode second season renewal, which premiered on July 13, 2012. The first season averaged 2.9 million viewers.
On February 20, 2013, It was announced that TBS would not renew the show, and that the Oprah Winfrey Network picked it up for a third season as part of a new deal the network made with Perry. The third season of the series will premiere in late 2013.
- Michael Jai White as Marcus Williams: Angela's husband, a former professional football player and owner of a highly rated sports television show C-Sports Now.
- Tasha Smith as Angela Williams Marcus's spark plug of a wife, the affluent and successful owner of Lady Angie's hair salon and hair care products; originally, from Camden, New Jersey; has a degree in chemistry.
- Bobb'e J. Thompson as Marcus "M.J." Williams, Jr.: Marcus and Angela's son.
- Cocoa Brown as Jennifer Angela's comedic childhood friend from Camden, New Jersey and stylist at Lady Angie's.She has two kids. She is at risk of having HIV.
- Bobbi Kristina Brown as Tina: Jennifer's college-aged daughter.
- Brad James as Todd: Intern at C-Sports Now.
- Chandra Currelley as Miss V.: Marcus and Angela's housekeeper.
- Crystle Stewart as Leslie Morris: Angela's best friend since college, a real estate agent and Joseph Jetson's ex-girlfriend.
- Jason Olive as Joseph Jetson: Marcus's partner at C-Sports Now, and best friend since college, a former tennis player and Leslie's ex-boyfriend.
- Kent Faulcon as Richard Ellington: Marcus's partner and CFO at C-Sports Now, and friend since college, dating Marcus' baby momma Keisha; a former baseball player.
- Kiki Haynes as Ro'Keisha "Keisha" Jones (Season 1, recurring; Season 2): Marcus's troublesome child's mother, dating Richard Ellington and has a degree in accounting.
- Cedric Stewart as Tyrik (Season 2) Contractor and Angela's old flame from college.
- Teka Brandon as Dominique Williams Keisha's daughter.
When the highly publicized series premiere debuted on November 25, 2011, it received an impressive rating of 3.4 million viewers. Its launch has propelled the show to the top of the charts as basic cable's #1 comedy series for the month of November.
However, the freshman sitcom was welcomed to generally mixed reviews from critics. Boston Herald said "This is more soap than sitcom, an upscale “Dynasty” crossed with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” with a dash of urban sass. It knocks you back with a bracing dose of its characters’ resentments and rages."  Opportunity LOL said "I am curious why Tyler Perry wrote for most characters to be so ostentatiously wealthy as it brings the style a little too close to day-time soap operas. Wait a second, did Tyler Perry convince me to watch a soap opera?" 
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||10||November 25, 2011||December 23, 2011|
|2||35||July 13, 2012||December 7, 2012|
- "TBS Sends Tyler Perry Comedies to Friday Nights". The Futon Critic. October 20, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
- Goldberg, Lesley. "TBS Orders More of Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 20, 2013). "OWN Picks Up Tyler Perry’s Sitcom ‘For Better Or Worse’, Orders Third Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
- Seidman, Robert (November 28, 2011). "'Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse' Premieres to 3.4 Million Friday Night on TBS". TV by the Numbers.
- "TBS's Friday Night Launch of "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" Is Basic Cable's #1 Comedy Series for the Month of November". The Futon Critic. November 30, 2011.
- Perigard, Mark (November 25, 2011). "Tyler Perry's 'Better' is one of his worst". Boston Herald.
- Haynes, Robert (December 16, 2011). "Opportunity LOL Reviews: "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" Television Show". Opportunity LOL.
- Tyler Perry's Official Website
- Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse at the Internet Movie Database
- Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse at TV.com
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