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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
28 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He always promised himself he'd be a kinder, gentler dad... Then he had kids. See more »
Plot:
Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.
Awards:
10 wins & 36 nominations See more »
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Great show! See more (60 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 84)

Damon Wayans ... Michael Kyle (123 episodes, 2001-2005)

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Janet 'Jay' Kyle (123 episodes, 2001-2005)

George Gore II ... Michael Kyle Jr. (122 episodes, 2001-2005)

Parker McKenna Posey ... Kady Kyle (121 episodes, 2001-2005)

Jennifer Freeman ... Claire Kyle (109 episodes, 2001-2005)

Noah Gray-Cabey ... Franklin Aloysius Mumford / ... (58 episodes, 2002-2005)
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Series Directed by
James Widdoes (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andy Cadiff (21 episodes, 2001-2003)
Damien Dante Wayans (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
Dean Lorey (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
Eric Laneuville (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Guy Distad (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Peter Filsinger (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Ron Moseley (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Kim Wayans (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Philip Charles MacKenzie (2 episodes, 2001)
Will Mackenzie (2 episodes, 2002)
George Gore II (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Craig Wayans (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
James Vallely (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Writing credits
Don Reo (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
Damon Wayans (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
Damon Wayans Jr. (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kim Wayans (16 episodes, 2002-2005)
Dean Lorey (14 episodes, 2001-2005)
Rodney Barnes (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
James Vallely (9 episodes, 2001-2004)
Damien Dante Wayans (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Craig Wayans (7 episodes, 2001-2004)
Buddy Johnson (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Valencia Parker (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kevin Rooney (6 episodes, 2003-2005)
Kevin Knotts (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Kerry Parker (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Alyson Fouse (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Janis Hirsch (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Elvira Wayans (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Adam Hamburger (2 episodes, 2001)
David Hamburger (2 episodes, 2001)
Aeysha Carr (2 episodes, 2003-2005)

Kyra Keene (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Don Reo .... executive producer (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
Damon Wayans .... executive producer (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
Dean Lorey .... executive producer / co-executive producer (111 episodes, 2001-2005)
Susan Crank .... producer / associate producer (103 episodes, 2001-2005)
David Himelfarb .... executive producer (97 episodes, 2001-2004)
Eric L. Gold .... co-executive producer (96 episodes, 2001-2004)
Mark Nasser .... co-producer / associate producer (96 episodes, 2001-2004)
James Vallely .... co-executive producer (85 episodes, 2001-2004)
Craig Wayans .... producer / co-producer / ... (83 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kevin Rooney .... co-executive producer (70 episodes, 2002-2005)
Annice Parker .... co-producer (65 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kim Wayans .... producer / supervising producer (56 episodes, 2003-2005)
Buddy Johnson .... producer / supervising producer (53 episodes, 2001-2002)
Janis Hirsch .... co-executive producer (42 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rodney Barnes .... producer (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tony Hicks .... co-producer (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Damien Dante Wayans .... supervising producer (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Andy Cadiff .... executive producer (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
Julie Tsutsui .... producer (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Katherine Green .... consulting producer (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dionne Kirschner .... producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eunetta T. Boone .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Adam Hamburger .... producer (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Howard J. Morris .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
J.J. Wall .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kyra Keene .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
James Hannah .... producer (5 episodes, 2001)
David Hamburger .... producer (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Dwayne Wayans (33 episodes, 2003-2005)
Derryck Thornton (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Donald A. Morgan (114 episodes, 2001-2005)
James W. Roberson (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Wilcox (60 episodes, 2002-2005)
Marco Zappia (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kenny Tintorri (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Casting by
Reuben Cannon (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kim Williams (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kevin Scott (23 episodes, 2003-2005)
Eileen Mack Knight (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Production Design by
Carlos Barbosa (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Hynes (50 episodes, 2001-2005)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Amy Wells (73 episodes, 2001-2005)

Jennifer Alisa Kornkosar (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Dahlia Foroutan (71 episodes, 2001-2005)
Beatriz Eliza (8 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joann Kozloff .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (101 episodes, 2001-2005)
Andrea Young .... hair stylist (62 episodes, 2002-2005)
Tysuela Hill-Scott .... makeup department head / makeup artist / ... (43 episodes, 2003-2005)
Maynard Matthews .... key hair stylist (27 episodes, 2002-2003)
Phyllis Williams .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lyssa Wittlin Baumert .... makeup artist / hair stylist (23 episodes, 2001-2002)
Debbie Pierce .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Iraina Gibson .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 2002)
Laine Rykes .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Pauletta O. Lewis .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Hernandez .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Nadyne Peoples .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Susan Crank .... unit production manager (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
Irwin Marcus .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bruce Chevillat .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Francis J. Conway .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Moseley .... second assistant director / first assistant director (69 episodes, 2001-2005)
Guy Distad .... first assistant director / second assistant director (67 episodes, 2001-2005)
Brent Clark .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Charles H. Siegel .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marcia L. Lappin .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mattie Caruthers .... associate director (3 episodes, 2004)
Paul Puma Nelson .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Department
John 'Skip' Weaver .... assistant property master / property master (124 episodes, 2001-2005)
Greg Gneier .... set designer (121 episodes, 2001-2005)
Charles S. Serrano .... construction foreman (121 episodes, 2001-2005)
Patrick Lees .... leadman (113 episodes, 2001-2005)
John P. Bozajian .... property master (69 episodes, 2001-2005)
Judeth Lowey .... assistant art director (57 episodes, 2003-2005)
Victor Anderson .... construction foreman (16 episodes, 2005)
John Marano .... on-set dresser (3 episodes, 2002)
Robert Grbavac .... painter (3 episodes, 2005)
Derek du Bellier .... propmaker (2 episodes, 2002)
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2004)

Kenneth Heimer .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Richard N. McGuire .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Damski .... production sound mixer / production sound (83 episodes, 2001-2005)
Jack Donato .... post production sound / sound post-production / ... (83 episodes, 2001-2005)
Charlie McDaniel .... post production sound / sound post-production / ... (74 episodes, 2001-2005)
Todd Grace .... post production sound / post-production sound / ... (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matthew Pavolaitis .... additional effects mixer: Technicolor Glendale (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Bickelhaupt .... post production sound (2 episodes, 2002)

Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Matt Corrigan .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist (1 episode, 2005)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 2005)

Rick Cortes .... visual effects storyboard: MFX (unknown episodes)
Adam Howard .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 2001)

Richard Burden .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Laura Dash .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Dane Farwell .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kelsee King-Devoreaux .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Shawn Lane .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Weiss Jr. .... first assistant camera (121 episodes, 2001-2005)
Kerrec 'K-Man' Williams .... best boy grip (121 episodes, 2001-2005)
Randy Baer .... camera operator (113 episodes, 2001-2005)
Gary Stark .... dimmer operator (113 episodes, 2001-2005)
Mary Gonzales .... first assistant camera (84 episodes, 2002-2005)
Lee Johnson .... lighting technician (29 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael A. Johnson .... steadicam operator (5 episodes, 2002-2005)
Jay Laws .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Larry Gaudette .... jib camera operator (unknown episodes, 2002-2005)
Kia Kiso .... additional camera loader (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Marquette .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Georgia Packard .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Mark Pickens .... daily dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Melissa Toy .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Stanton Cruse .... animator (1 episode, 2005)
Greg Franklin .... animation director: animated segment (1 episode, 2005)
Justin Joseph Murphy .... animator (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Casting Department
Eileen Mack Knight .... original casting (68 episodes, 2001-2005)
Bonita Deneen .... casting assistant (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Heather Carey .... casting: Bahamas (2 episodes, 2005)

Amy Carty .... casting secretary (unknown episodes)
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Cara Shin .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brigitte Pilla .... costumer (121 episodes, 2001-2005)
Steve Hicke .... costume supervisor (56 episodes, 2001-2005)
Pamela Broussard .... set costumer (2 episodes, 2001)

Dolores Ybarra .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (64 episodes, 2001-2003)
Marc Wielage .... digital colorist (40 episodes, 2001-2002)
Wesley Walker .... assistant editor (27 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tony Milus .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 2002-2005)
Todd Morris .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2001)
Roc Perry .... post production assistant / post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2002-2005)

Babette Dickerson .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2004-2005)
Lenny Duge .... post-production duplication (unknown episodes)
Abraham Park .... post-production: Touchstone Television (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Derryck Thornton .... composer: additional music (43 episodes, 2001-2003)
Robert Nedd .... music production coordinator (19 episodes, 2003-2005)
 
Series Other crew
Mattie Caruthers .... script supervisor / associate director (120 episodes, 2001-2005)
Julie Miller .... executive assistant: Mr. Reo (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Peter Filsinger .... technical coordinator (51 episodes, 2001-2005)
La Trenda Carey .... executive assistant: Mr. Wayans / production associate (49 episodes, 2001-2003)
Euphrates 'Tee' Arthur .... production assistant (44 episodes, 2004-2005)
Titus Carson .... production coordinator / production assistant (43 episodes, 2002-2005)
Richard Lyons .... theatrical consultant (43 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jemiscoe Chambers .... assistant: George O. Gore (42 episodes, 2002-2004)
Kim Wayans .... executive story editor / story editor (40 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kevin Carraway .... production coordinator (27 episodes, 2002-2003)
Dwayne Wayans .... production assistant (27 episodes, 2002-2003)
Damon Wayans Jr. .... story editor (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
Elvira Wayans .... assistant to writers (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
Pat Fischer-Doak .... technical coordinator (23 episodes, 2001-2002)
Derek Kilgore .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 2001-2002)
Damien Dante Wayans .... executive story editor (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Craig Wayans .... executive story editor (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rodney Barnes .... executive story editor (17 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jackie Chapkis .... executive assistant: Mr. Wayans (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Alyson Fouse .... story editor (14 episodes, 2002)
Lena Bouton .... executive assistant: Mr. Wayans (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jaysen Accius .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2001)
Joseph Vassallo .... writing consultant (9 episodes, 2005)
Sheryl Louie .... production assistant / executive assistant to producer (7 episodes, 2002-2005)
Valencia Parker .... story editor (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
James Vallely .... consultant (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
William Jay Bennett .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (5 episodes, 2002-2005)
Aeysha Carr .... assistant to writers / assistant to writer (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
Howard Akers .... assistant: Mr. Wayans / production assistant (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Renee Confair .... location manager (3 episodes, 2002)
Bruce Fine .... story editor (3 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Hendizadeh .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ty Johnson .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ron Elecciri .... assistant: Mr. Himelfarb / executive assistant: Mr. Himelfarb (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jessica Green .... executive assistant: Mr. Gold (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robert Nedd .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Scott Mick .... executive assistant: Mr. Wayans (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chaunte Wayans .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tee Arthur .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Sir Duplechan .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2004)
Erin Copen .... executive assistant: Mr. Wayans (2 episodes, 2005)

Sharon Liggins .... publicist (unknown episodes, 2003)
Damon Wayans .... story editor (unknown episodes, 2004)
Alex Weinberger .... production executive (unknown episodes, 2004)
Leah Estes .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Laura Gary .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
Candy Lind .... stand-in: Hawaii (unknown episodes)
Marie Whitaker .... executive assistant: Damon Wayans (unknown episodes)
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
'Tisha Campbell' is only 13 years older than her on-screen son George Gore II.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Kyle:You getting high?
Michael Kyle, Jr.:No.
Michael Kyle:Why not?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) (V)See more »

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39 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Great show!, 29 July 2004
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

This is the modern take on the Cosby Show. While this isn't as successful it is funny. The thing with the Cosby show was that it was quite realistic. This show has some realism but is generally exaggerated and overplayed for more overt humour. It has more daring portrayals and deeper situations too, with the Kyle's young son taking drugs and also impregnating his girlfriend throughout the series of the show.

The key thing that works here is the cast, much in the same way they did in Cosby. This is predominantly a far more modern family, younger parents and wilder children. Damon Wayon's is the father, Michael and he is hilarious. Damon is all about his delivery and is also a great physical comedian. I love Tisha Campbell as Jay, the mother of the household. She looks way to young to have two adult children but you soon forget that. She is vivacious and infectious. Then there is George O Gore as Junior the idiot son. The part is very over the top but funny, with Gore playing the dullard superbly. Jennifer Freeman is very good as the eldest daughter too, and not to mention sexy. The stars for me though are the child cast. Firstly Parker Mackenna Posey as Kady, the cutest sitcom creation since Rudy and the other little kid in the Cosby show. She's a great little actress and some of the lines she has a classic. I laugh almost every time she's on screen and she says something. Kids in these shows can often not have much charisma or can deliver lines well, but she does it excellently. The one that really makes me laugh though is the young genius and future husband of Kady, Franklin played by Noah Gray-Cabey. Every line he is given is superb, because generally he is given lines to say that you would never hear from someone that young. He's also the maestro pianist who serenades his girl with concerto pieces. The trademark line `Anyhoo!' is a gift for the audience that Franklin must utter at least once an episode. It's all funny stuff and lots of running jokes such as the ever more imaginative deliveries of the words `yes' and `no' with dances and palpitations resulting in an answer to a request from the kids. I have found myself doing the same, on one occasion taking a whole 2 minutes to tell my brother that I wouldn't buy him a takeaway.

This is a very good comedy show and something I regularly watch. It's been done before but not like this.

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