Hollywood film star Marcus Jackson thinks he isinvincible until he attacks the paparazzi; Marcus must service his community service sentence as a high school teacher for an unruly and vivacious bunch of students.
Atlanta firefighter Curtis "Pops" Payne thinks his home is his castle, but he needs a bigger moat. His nephew CJ and kids have invaded the place for an extended stay, and money-challenged son Calvin also keeps showing up, mainly around meal time and on laundry day. Thankfully, Curtis has loving but no-nonsense wife Ella to help him keep it together.
Since his dad, Victor, was named head chef to President Martinez, Cory Baxter now lives in Washington, D.C. Cory shares the staff quarters of the White House with his father and attends an exclusive private school. The president's young daughter, Sophie, is very clever for her age and likes to meddle. Meena, an ambassador's daughter, and Newt, heir to a political dynasty, become Cory's new friends.
Jerrod and his therapist-in-training girlfriend, Maxine, are intelligent, ambitious and ready to take the next step to building a fulfilling life by moving in together. The one thing holding them back is Jerrod's loveable but spirited family. At home he has a brother, Bobby, who has a big personality which he uses in his endless string of hustles, his obstinate father, Joe, and his Jesus-praising mother, Cynthia. Together, the three of them test Jerrod and Maxine as they learn about romance, family and trying to stay sane.
After winning the lottery, the Stallworth family skyrockets overnight to middle class.
Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has it all: a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a big home in a classy neighborhood, but as a black man, he begins to question whether all his success has brought too much cultural assimilation for his family. With the help of his father (special guest star Laurence Fishburne), Dre begins to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background while preparing them to embrace the future.
In this spinoff from "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," Downtown Leroy Brown tries to fulfill his father's dying wish by transforming a dilapidated house into a retirement home: Brown Meadows, which happens to be located next door to a rowdy fraternity house. Helping Leroy keep the facility's quirky residents in line are his daughter, Cora; his nephew, Will, a doctor, and Will's wife, Sasha, a nurse; social worker Carmen Martinez; and Jesus Hernandez, a maintenance engineer who is studying to be a lawyer.
As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary -- who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event -- finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.