Tyler Perry and Geoffrey Owens

Geoffrey Owens accepted Tyler Perry's job offer to work on his television drama on the OWN Network. The famed director offered Owens a role after photos of Owens' bagging groceries at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey went viral over the Labor Day weekend.

According to published reports, Owens signed to tape 10 episodes on Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots.

Many assumed Owens would jump at the chance to work with Perry, but Owens said he was skeptical about the job offer.

Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992, responded to Tyler's offer, telling news show Entertainment Tonight, that Perry's offer was "kind of cool".

"I mean, that kind of sounded like he was saying, 'Come work with me'. I'm so, like, skeptical. Like, really? Are you actually saying come work with me? Because we've never worked together before. So, that's a very, very generous thing for him to say. And we'll see what happens with that."

Taping starts next week in Atlanta.

  • Yardgirl

    Good for him!!! I am glad Tyler did follow up with a “real” offer!!??????

  • RaginB

    Well go head then Geoffrey. ??

  • Shawty

    About to start making them coins again. Big ups to Tyler Perry!

  • Ni Ni

    Great, now quit talking to the media. Them jokers will turn on you with the quickness.

  • Connie

    Them jokers will turn on you with the quickness.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That part!

  • Nik

    THIS!

  • Prettybootnikki

    Who is Mack Miller?? I just heard he passed away?

  • Nik

    I'm so happy for this man I literally feel like it's happening to me.????

  • cherrypie

    he's a rapper smh only 26

  • FukkFolks2018

    White Rapper. OD. Part of the 26/27 curse now. So sad. RIP Mac

  • cherrypie

    Okkkkkk Elvin....get that money. I knew he wasnt about to turn down Tyler Perry. I wonder if he accepted that 25K from Nicki.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But God!!

  • Yui

    Yaaas! ??????

  • FukkFolks2018

    They are already linking his overdose to his recent breakup with Ariana Grande

  • FukkFolks2018

    Go Mr. OWENS. Congrats to you.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Mac Miller a white rapper (???) is dead from a drug overdose. Reportedly.

  • Coy little wink

    Very nice...my mom loves this show

  • Alextra Ballard

    Some of these young rappers can't even make it to 30. Never heard of him. Nevertheless may he RIP

  • Alextra Ballard

    Good Luck Geoffrey! Bless you Mr.Perry!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yoooooooooooooo ??

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Now see, I was pissed when that customer exposed him, but I’m excited for him now LOL. Nothing wrong with regular work though! In this era ANYTHING can go viral.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! LOL

  • Bashi22

    I wish someone come an embarrassed me about my back account so i can get some more money from good generous people. Geoffrey this his you time to shine again it wasn't mistake. It was your alignment for abundance to come soar now like an eagle.

  • cherrypie

    Yep. People @ her on twitta like she aint heard yet.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    So the officer that shot that boy, momma, said she forgive the officer, Already, , say what...... lord lord, my lord

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Bless her.

    That being said, she should have announced that after the officer was sentenced to prison.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Im hearing her key did not fit, so he went to the door, she open fired..., i can't

  • Rayne

    Blessings to him. It was your time. The light is shining on you.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ariana has wicked awful bad luck. First the fans getting killed at her concert. In Manchester UK I think. The bad press around her and Big Sean/Nyah Rivera. The mess about her at the funeral last week. Outfit and groping. Then this. She needs to go see someone. She has a root on her. Bad karma. Something.

  • 88

    Stockholm Syndrome

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Me too, lol, let me accidentally post my statement , so people can laugh at me, ill just start crying, so emotional right now, how can people be so mean, i do have 5 dollas, they bullying me....will that work..lol???

  • Renee Bee

    Hopefully he did not block those blessings from Nicki. There's more coming his way.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lol, to dam early,

  • Renee Bee

    Don't forget to add donut licking. Also, special mention of poor choices in men and ponytails. Yeah, I surmise a Rut (Root)!

  • Fire & Ice

    I heard that he helped a lot of people in need, when his chips were up. I'm happy for him!

  • Tlowe89

    Go ahead Geoffrey??. That lady who tried to shame you was a blessing in disguise. F her though for being petty. Now I need somebody to publicly release my bank statements and credit report, so I can get the little bit a negative off their and get those funds up and get me out this “partment” and into a house

  • justlooking

    Of course he did. He'll thank those hating ass Rosie and Rosanne look alikes later.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I keep trying to tell yall I need student loan help!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I think Ima send Tyler Perry my resume and six of my paychecks to review. I'm sure he'll take pity on me and offer me an role acting right next to Geoffrey. Once he sees my checks vs my bills no words will be needed. He will send a limousine to pick me up immediately and take me to a five star hotel...

  • LeeSeeCee

    Tyler came through properly! That is showing up for people. I'm glad that he's getting work out of this.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Her name is Karma Lawrence. ..she stated that she regrets takin his pix and puttin in on soosha meediah. She a,so stated she didn't intend to shame him or cuz him pain. I wonder what she thought would happen. See this is exactly what happens when you don't mine your own bidness.

  • Connie

    Speak it into being sis! Now can you act? LOL

  • Alextra Ballard

    Hahaha,I betchu she'll learn quickly!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    My sisters are teaching me how to twerk. Does that count?

  • Tlowe89

    Yeah. I was listening to The Read podcast and they said she reached out to tabloids. I was like how you feel bad for what you did and regret it but was going out your way for a payday

  • Dahl

    Good for him. It’s awful he was clowned for doing honest work. And I’ll be watching, I kinda like that show...?

  • cherrypie

    You know what? I forgot all about that concert in the UK. It does seem like she has had a lot of incidents in throughout her short career.

  • hottlanta

    Black on black jobs. Thank u Tyler bcas we don't need 2 hear dump say he got his job because of him n black unemployment has gone down 2 points.

  • Cricket404

    Hmph, I wonder if Tyler Perry pays well or is cheap like BET.

  • the guest

    Congratulations Mr. Owens! Our family will be watching in support.

  • Junkanoo

    Right on all that drama was a blessing in disguise.

  • dontgetblocked

    He reconsidered that offer after he saw that no one else was offering him a job. The Hell with earning a job. White people get handed a job because of Daddy, Grandpa and Uncle Joe all the time. Heck, they get handed a job just because they're WHITE! Why is it black folks want to "earn" everything? If I have to bag groceries, please feel sorry for me and give me a job. Please!!

  • dontgetblocked

    It has to be more than Trader Joe's.

  • dontgetblocked

    Not six of your paychecks. LOL!

  • Reenaface

    Nicki Minaj will be donating 25k to Geoffrey Owens. She says that she can relate to his plight. It's good to see her doing something nice outside of running her mouth. She ought to see if there's a spot for her at Trader's Joe because this music industry is fickle as hell. "No shade".

  • Faux Gibbler

    Oh no. Not good. Tyler Perry is famous for taking advantage of black writers. Google it if you don’t believe me.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I know a ton of white people who don’t have jobs and are struggling. Not cool to cast a whole race like that. I usually agree with you but this is wrong.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Cheap.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Wanna make a bet? Perry’s writers were making less than min wage.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Tyler Perry also fired black writers for *gasp* wanting to protect their work with the Guilds and unions.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    This ain’t nothing but one of those lil surprises from GOD. Just when u think everything going wrong or u ain’t caught no breaks, GOD come thru!

  • dontgetblocked

    I guarantee they WILL and have gotten plenty of jobs because they're white...guaranteed.

  • TheOwley

    Good news. That's how it's done.

  • Alextra Ballard

    she stated that they shamed her so bad that she closed down her account.

  • Michelle Peele

    Maybe I'm over thinking this but I thought Tyler said they were about to start shooting next week. This would suggest scripts have been written and talent has been cast. Did he create a roll for him?

  • Michelle Peele

    Good to know...will refrain some sending my manuscript!

  • Quitedeliteful

    ???

  • Malcom Flex

    Righteous, Tyler is walking the walk.

  • davine puddin

    I hope he dont do him like lil rudy playing a victem

  • Eileen

    You are so right.

  • chaisun

    They’ll keep denying their white privilege until they’re wrinkly and leathered at the ripe age of 29.

  • chaisun

    That’s not true. You should know when a someone spends all day being devisive by trolling black people and blogs. Do your own research.

  • the chosen one

    Lmao but true.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Sandra! Come back! Nicki and Cardi allegedly fought ??

    How classless ?

  • Ni Ni

    Indeed?.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tyler does ALL the writing,directing & producing for The Haves And The have Nots. So it's not hard for him to write him in the show. The show has some good actors & a few not so good. But Geoffrey will even it out & bring it up to par.

  • T3

    ???????

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    No way in the hell would I let a man run up in me for a damn job

  • JENNYJONES1

    HMMM GUESS HE WASN'T SO SKEPTICAL AFTER ALL.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Peace

    Nicki is big on giving. She just paid for 25 college students tuition. She a lil nutty but baby girl about that giving. Good heart she got.

  • Reenaface

    That's good to know but I still want her to keep herself out of the bs. I just read that she and Cardi got into a scuffle. When to comes down to it this music business is not worth it.

  • Reenaface

    That's good to know but I still want her to keep herself out of the bs. I just read that she and Cardi got into a scuffle. When to comes down to it this music business is not worth it.

  • Peace

    Nicki is a huge philanthropist. She partnered with Mac Cosmetics and donated 250 million dollars for aids research.
    You will alwats read stuff, the aggressor was ghetto Cardi. What new mother at a high fashion show
    goes crazy start throwing shoes and swinging at her rival.
    Classless. She fighting every body offset side pieces. She a joke.

    "I got the money and the power now...who want it with Nicki now?"........Queen Nicki. Savage Genius Legendary

  • Peace

    Nicki is a huge philanthropist. She partnered with Mac Cosmetics and donated 250 million dollars for aids research.
    You will alwats read stuff, the aggressor was ghetto Cardi. What new mother at a high fashion show
    goes crazy start throwing shoes and swinging at her rival.
    Classless. She fighting every body offset side pieces. She a joke.

    "I got the money and the power now...who want it with Nicki now?"........Queen Nicki. Savage Genius Legendary

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    He would have been a fool not to accept it

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    He would have been a fool not to accept it

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ???

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ???

  • hottlanta

    Talking bout blessings. I was reading how ole boy at CBS did everything in his power 2 destroy Janet Jackson bcas after nipplegate she didn't give him a personal phone call 2 apologize. It went on and said how he ordered that radio stations 2 stop playing her music and was furious that she got a book deal. Guess what his azz is going out the door and Janet is doing better rhan ever. God takes care of his own.

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. BMW means black man working.

  • Reenaface

    I've been viewing the footage of the fight o. Instagram and reading the comments. One comment in particular stuck out to me. Someone said that people are always talking about Blu Ivy but you never see Beyonce pulling up and throwing hands and that's so true. Maturity is everything, and there is room for everyone to succeed and make money. We just lost a legend and these celebs seem to be dropping like flies, that industry is fickle. Cardi said that she held her tongue for the longest and didn't say anything through all the jabs thrown her way but there has to be a better way of resolving things. The way that the commenters on Instagram keep hoping things up is ridiculous. I'm sure I'll be reading about this all through the weekend.

  • bemetoo

    ?????not 29 lolololo

  • bemetoo

    ???????

  • bemetoo

    me too I got $63,727.87 in student loans

  • Hill Candy

    What a blessing!

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Tyler says about THTHN that he writes some of the script on the dot. You can tell too. I finally watched last night because it was on. Veronica, Candace, and Wyatt are serial killers. Veronica done kilt Erica. Jeffrey in David’s hospital room........ leave mom, leave Mom, Leave Mom, leave Mom, leave Mom....finally as I’m ready I scream he picks up a pair of defibrillators and applies them to her chest. Yay! Horrible story and character development.

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    Wouldn't that be funny if they staged the whole thing as a publicity stunt? An article I read about it in a "real newspaper" said that Owens has been working in pretty steady acting roles since the Cosby show and that he a'int exactly broke. Who knows?? But its possible.

  • TransMichelle

    All that money for a degree in Lezbian Basketweaving.

  • TransMichelle

    Best comment on here

  • KcoolMuziq

    Veronica deserved EVERY bit of that defibrillator.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    “My checks vs my bills”

    ??????

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • RedBullWoke

    Amen....and somebody please give Tyler Perry a cape.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yes!!! Giving back

  • Faux Gibbler

    No reason why people can’t go in to business for themselves these days.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    She deserved it and more. Ha ha!