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2012 | 2010

5 items from 2010


Family Matters: Was JoMarie Payton Really in the Finale? How About a Reunion? [Interview, part two]

28 July 2010 5:33 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Family Matters follows straight-talking Harriette Winslow (JoMarie Payton), her police officer husband Carl (Reginald VelJohnson), and three children; Eddie (Darius McCrary), Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams), and Judy (Jaimee Foxworth). Harriette's widowed sister, Rachel Crawford (Telma Hopkins), her young son Richie (Bryton James), and Carl's mother Estelle (Rosetta LeNoire) also live with them.

Midway through the first season, nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) was introduced. He quickly became a recurring character and then a series regular. It wasn't long before each episode featured an Urkel-focused storyline.

In part one of our interview, Payton set the record straight about why she left midway through the final season of Family Matters (it wasn't why many people think it was). In part two, Payton talks about the series finale and her rumored cameo, if she keeps in touch with her former castmates, and if she'd be open »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Family Matters: Why Did JoMarie Payton Leave the TV Show? [Interview, part one]

27 July 2010 6:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Debuting on ABC, Family Matters began as a spin-off to the Perfect Strangers sitcom. JoMarie Payton, in the role of Hariette Winslow, proved to be so popular that William Bickley and Michael Warren created a show revolving around her character.

Family Matters followed the straight-talking and sassy Harriette in her Chicago home where viewers got to see she and her husband as parents and managing a household. Married to a police officer named Carl (Reginald VelJohnson), they raised three children; Eddie (Darius McCrary), Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams), and Judy (Jaimee Foxworth). Harriette's widowed sister, Rachel Crawford (Telma Hopkins), her young son Richie (Bryton James), and Carl's mother Estelle (Rosetta LeNoire) live with them.

In the 12th episode, nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) was introduced and intended as a one-time only character. He proved so popular with the audience that he became a »

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Episode Preview: Lie To Me - 2.16: "Delinquent"

14 July 2010 11:58 AM, PDT | TVStar | See recent TVStar news »

Last time on Lie to Me (TV), Lightman (Tim Roth) and Foster (Kellie Williams) sought the truth under unusual circumstances, when a local D.C. cop was gunned down at a federal housing project, leaving him completely paralyzed. By reading the minute muscle movements of his eyes and pupil response, Lightman was able to discover who the shooter was, but stumbled into a ring of crooked cops with a money making scheme to defraud the government for the funds used to pay the low income housing. Things get personal when the cops threaten Lightman's daughter. Also, Clara (Melissa George) shadows Lightman during the case, wanting to learn his tricks, and helps the firm gain new financial backing. Now, Torres' (Monica Raymund) half-sister Ava (Alyssa Diaz), who resides in a juvenile detention facility, calls on them for help when her fellow inmate mysteriously disappears. She's scared there is something deadly going down in the facility, »

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Family Matters: Win The Complete First Season on DVD!

14 June 2010 4:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Would you like geeky and goofy Steve Urkel to come to your house?

A '90s sitcom, Family Matters began as a spin-off of ABC's popular Perfect Strangers. The adventures of the Winslow family and one very nerdy neighbor lasted for eight seasons.

Carl Winslow (Reginald VelJohnson) is a Chicago policeman and his wife, Harriette (Jo Marie Payton, later Judyann Elder), is the chief of security for the Chicago Chronicle. Their children are Eddie (Darius McCrary), Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams), and little Judy (Jaimee Foxworth). Also living with them are Harriet's widowed sister (Telma Hopkins), her young son Richie (Bryton McClure), and Carl's feisty mother, Estelle Winslow (Rosetta LeNoire).

In the beginning, stories were slated to center around the Winslow parents and kids. But, when Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) showed up, that all changed. The character became an overnight sensation »

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Family Matters: Watch the Last Episode, "Lost in Space"

27 May 2010 10:01 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Beginning as a spin-off of ABC's Perfect Strangers, Family Matters revolves around the Winslow family and one very nerdy neighbor.

Carl Winslow (Reginald VelJohnson) is a Chicago policeman and his wife, Harriette (Jo Marie Payton, later Judyann Elder), is the chief of security for the Chicago Chronicle. Their children are Eddie (Darius McCrary), Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams), and little Judy (Jaimee Foxworth). Also living with them are Harriet's widowed sister (Telma Hopkins), her young son Richie (Bryton McClure), and Carl's feisty mother, Estelle Winslow (Rosetta LeNoire).

The sitcom initially focused on the parents and kids but the success of nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) caused the series to shift focus pretty quickly. Other recurring characters were played by Orlando Brown, Michelle Thomas, Cherie Johnson, and Shawn Harrison.

After eight seasons on ABC, Family Matters was cancelled. CBS picked the »

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