House of Payne
Season 3

s03e01 / A House Is Not a Home

6th Dec '07 - 3:00am
A House Is Not a Home

CJ at last lands an apartment, but the abode may be more trouble than what it's worth. Elsewhere, Ella secretly helps Janine, who in turn begins to exploit Ella's kind spirit.

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s03e02 / Home Alone

6th Dec '07 - 3:30am
Home Alone

It's domestic bliss for Ella and Curtis, whose home is at last their own after CJ moves out. However, a robbery at CJ's apartment may change all that.

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s03e03 / The Wench Who Saved Christmas

6th Dec '07 - 3:00am
The Wench Who Saved Christmas

In a holiday-themed installment, Curtis spirals into a Scrooge-like conniption when his highly anticipated trip to Hawaii is canceled. Enter sassy, brassy Madea, who teaches Curtis the true meaning of the holidays.

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s03e04 / Trial By Fire (1)

6th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Trial By Fire (1)

The heat's on when Curtis and his fire company battle a raging blaze, but Calvin's attempt to prove his firefighting worth results in a perilous situation. Elsewhere, young Malik tries to be a smooth operator on the phone with his new girlfriend.

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s03e05 / Trial By Fire (2)

13th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Trial By Fire (2)

Curtis attempts to save CJ, who's trapped in a burning structure with a quickly depleting oxygen tank. Meanwhile, a date between Malik and Taylor sours.

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s03e06 / Trial By Fire (3)

13th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Trial By Fire (3)

The search progresses for CJ, who's trapped in a fire-ravaged structure. And love is blind for young Malik, whose crush on Taylor continues.

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s03e07 / Crazy in Love

13th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Crazy in Love

Curtis meets up with an old pal, a smooth Lothario who showers his romantic attentions on Claretha. Meanwhile, a woman stalks CJ.

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s03e08 / Reality Check

20th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Reality Check

Without CJ's permission, Ella takes the kids to visit Janine. The firehouse turns into the object of a reality tv show that is titled "Sparks," but the firefighters get burned when the host misrepresent their interviews.

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s03e09 / There's No Place Like Home

20th Dec '07 - 3:00am
There's No Place Like Home

When Janine is discharged from rehab, Ella opens the home to her and gives her job-interview pointers. Elsewhere, Curtis goes on a diet after failing a physical.

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s03e10 / Piece of Mind

20th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Piece of Mind

The Payne gang decides to see a family therapist, much to the scoffing Curtis' chagrin.

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s03e11 / Mommie Dearest

27th Dec '07 - 3:00am
Mommie Dearest

Payne family ties are tested upon Janine's return home, as young Malik is taunted by his classmates because of his troubled mother.

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s03e12 / You Big Dummy

27th Dec '07 - 3:00am
You Big Dummy

Janine spontaneously squires the children to an amusement park, but things aren't so amusing when she fails to get CJ's consent. The emotional roller coaster continues for CJ when he discovers Calvin is wooing Tracie.

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s03e13 / Aches and Paynes

3rd Jan '08 - 3:00am
Aches and Paynes

Calvin tries to prove his worth to Tracie, but she responds with shocking news. Meanwhile, Jazmine is plagued with a toothache, but it's like pulling teeth trying to get her to see a dentist.

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s03e14 / It's a Boy

3rd Jan '08 - 3:00am
It's a Boy

When his crew departs on a call, Curtis is left alone at the firehouse with a pregnant woman who's about to give birth. Meanwhile, Tracie questions Calvin's maturity level, causing their relationship to wilt.

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s03e15 / The Big Bang Theory

10th Jan '08 - 3:00am
The Big Bang Theory

Janine's former drug dealer arrives seeking owed money, causing an unsettled Curtis to consider buying a handgun for safety. Elsewhere, bullying at school is wearing down Malik.

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s03e16 / Step it Up

10th Jan '08 - 3:00am
Step it Up

Niece Renee hits town for a scholarship interview, but is she actually worthy of the honor? Elsewhere, Bart's caustic nephew, an aspiring fireman, visits the fire station and hopes to smoke Malik in a firefighting challenge.

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s03e17 / No Pain, No Gain

17th Jan '08 - 3:00am
No Pain, No Gain

Things get "Payneful" for young Jazmine when she has to undergo surgery for appendicitis. Elsewhere, Curtis goes on a rat patrol at the firehouse, trying to exterminate a pesky rodent.

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s03e18 / Devil in a Blue Suit

17th Jan '08 - 3:00am
Devil in a Blue Suit

When Janine begins exhibiting bizarre behavior, the Payne crew suspects that she's returned to her old habits---particularly when she appears with a black eye. Meanwhile, Malik's got sole: He sets out to buy new sneakers.

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s03e19 / Bad Influence

24th Jan '08 - 3:00am
Bad Influence

Ella comes down with the flu, but it's Curtis who's sick of it all: He must clean, cook and care for Malik, CJ and Janine when they also catch the bug. Elsewhere, it's a crowning moment for young Jazmine when she lands the role of a princess in a play.

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s03e20 / Play on Playa

24th Jan '08 - 3:00am
Play on Playa

A mix-up results when a female counselor invites Calvin to dinner. Meanwhile, Curtis eagerly anticipates attending a firehouse poker party, but there's a surprise in the cards: He may have to babysit the children instead.

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s03e21 / It's Getting Hot In Here

31st Jan '08 - 3:00am
It's Getting Hot In Here

CJ and Janine are invited to an anniversary party and they decide to go together. At the party, people think that they are still married. Meanwhile, Calvin's friends volunteer at the fire station for community service.

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s03e22 / Don't Get It Twisted

31st Jan '08 - 3:00am
Don't Get It Twisted

The Payne family interrogates Janine and CJ in the wake of their shared night together. Meanwhile, a jealous hubby suspects Curtis is wooing his wife.

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s03e23 / Wife Swap

6th Mar '08 - 3:00am
Wife Swap

Curtis and Ella's relationship hits a bump when Ella claims that Curtis takes her for granted. Things get bumpier for Curtis when the always sassy Madea materializes in one of his dreams. Elsewhere, Malik takes up football in order to woo a cheerleader.

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s03e24 / Stop Being All Funky

6th Mar '08 - 3:00am
Stop Being All Funky

As CJ dates Tanya, Janine goes out with an ex-football player, who goes the extra yard by giving Malik and Jazmine dazzling gifts---to CJ's chagrin. Meanwhile, odor issues plague Jazmine.

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s03e25 / Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

13th Mar '08 - 2:00am
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

As Malik invites his new girlfriend to a Payne family dinner, Calvin again woos Miranda, who ripped him off during a previous romance but now insists she's changed her ways.

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s03e26 / Game Over

13th Mar '08 - 2:00am
Game Over

Let the games begin. It's a full house when the women take on the men during game night. Besides the Paynes, the players include Calvin's girlfriend, CJ's girlfriend, Janine's boyfriend and Ella's longtime friend. But the night fizzles when a secret is exposed.

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s03e27 / Can I Get a Witness?

20th Mar '08 - 2:00am
Can I Get a Witness?

Ella heads to the hospital after a lump is found in her breast. Another crisis develops when Calvin witnesses a neighborhood crime.

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s03e28 / Commencement Day

20th Mar '08 - 2:00am
Commencement Day

Janine considers disclosing a stunning secret to CJ and the children. And Calvin has some shocking news of his own regarding his education.

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s03e29 / A Shock to the System

27th Mar '08 - 2:00am
A Shock to the System

Malik's best pal, Kevin, is injured in a hit-and-run accident. In other events, Calvin scores a job at a most unusual place.

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s03e30 / Compromising Positions

27th Mar '08 - 2:00am
Compromising Positions

Curtis is offered a desirable fire-chief job---but it's in Los Angeles, and Ella firmly opposes moving. Meanwhile, CJ has a close encounter with Tanya's overly assertive gal pal.

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s03e31 / Moral Dilemma

3rd Apr '08 - 2:00am
Moral Dilemma

When ,000 is found in CJ's truck, a moral dilemma about what to do with the cash begins tearing the Paynes apart.

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s03e32 / Sex, Lies and Videotapes

3rd Apr '08 - 2:00am
Sex, Lies and Videotapes

CJ corners Tanya about her appearance in a racy music video. In other events, the FBI keeps a hard eye on a Payne neighbor and seeks to use the Payne house as a stakeout post.

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s03e33 / Time to Clean House

10th Apr '08 - 2:00am
Time to Clean House

Calvin's late nights and domestic irresponsibility cause household friction, spurring him to move in with his girlfriend. In other events, youngsters Malik and Jazmine are hired to clean Claretha's home, resulting in a messy situation involving one of Claretha's most-prized possessions.

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s03e34 / Living With Liz

10th Apr '08 - 2:00am
Living With Liz

Janine's mother arrives at the Payne house after leaving her husband, but she proves to be a pain with her pushy attitude and tactless remarks. Meanwhile, Janine's pregnancy gradually becomes all-too obvious.

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s03e35 / The Beat Down

17th Apr '08 - 2:00am
The Beat Down

Ella and Claretha offer support to an abuse victim. Meanwhile, a bachelor party for Keenan features a stripper who defies expectations.

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s03e36 / Expectations

17th Apr '08 - 2:00am
Expectations

Janine, CJ and their respective dates attend a party, but revelations about Janine's pregnancy cause complications. Elsewhere, when the TV fades out, Curtis connects with the cable guy.

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s03e37 / Cheers

24th Apr '08 - 2:00am
Cheers

Malik puts into motion a scheme to score the phone numbers of the entire cheerleading squad. His plan: to become a cheerleader himself. Elsewhere, Janine must bid adieu to the children as her relationship with Bryan moves to the next level.

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s03e38 / R-E-S-P-E-C-T Me

24th Apr '08 - 2:00am
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Me

The guys' objectification of women at the firehouse flusters Angel, who turns to Ella and Claretha for advice. Meanwhile, Malik gets drunk with power when he babysits Jazmine.

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