The first season of this show originally aired on NBC, but was cancelled due to low ratings. The United Paramount Network (UPN) was founded in 1995, right around the time this show debuted, and UPN ran the series for the remainder of its run.
According to Alfonso Ribeiro, he did not enjoy working on the series because LL Cool J created a poor working environment. Ribeiro stated that LL was focused on his music instead of the show. Ribeiro did not want to return to the series' fifth season because he did not want to work with LL any longer. When LL heard this, he apologized to Ribeiro and the two remained friendly while they worked on the fifth season.