After bringing his unique style to TBS with the enormously popular sitcom Tyler Perry's House Of Payne, Tyler Perry is preparing to add to his successful track record with a spin-off based on characters of his popular play and hit movie, "Meet The Browns."

TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the new sitcom, which comes to the network from Debmar-Mercury and is slated to premiere in January 2009. As he does for "House Of Payne," Perry is once again serving as executive producer and director, as well as occasionally writing for the series.

"Meet The Browns" stars David Mann as Leroy Brown, a character who earlier this year was featured in Perry's hit film of the same name. He has also appeared in several episodes of "House Of Payne" on TBS. Perry's new series begins after Brown inherits a dilapidated house from his deceased father.