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My Wife and Kids 

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.


Don Reo, Damon Wayans
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Series cast summary:
Damon Wayans ...  Michael Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Tisha Campbell-Martin ...  Janet 'Jay' Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
George Gore II ...  Michael Kyle Jr. 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Parker McKenna Posey ...  Kady Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Jennifer Freeman ...  Claire Kyle 111 episodes, 2001-2005
Noah Gray-Cabey ...  Franklin Aloysius Mumford / ... 60 episodes, 2002-2005


Damon Wayans plays Michael Kyle, a man on a tragically funny quest for a "traditional" family. He's a not-so-modern man living in a very modern world. Can you relate? His stay-at-home bride (Tisha Campbell-Martin) became a stock market trailblazer. His only son idolizes gangster rap stars instead of him. His moody, adolescent daughter's two favorite hobbies are asking him for money and giving him grief. And his youngest daughter rarely lets her daddy have the last word. Perhaps after all of the chaos is over, he will realize that his dream of having a normal American family came true a long time ago. Written by Marek Horvat

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The comedy that proves the head of the house ain't always the bald one. See more »


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

28 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Damon Wayans once said that this show was inspired by The Cosby Show (1984). See more »


Michael Kyle: You getting high?
Michael Kyle, Jr.: No.
Michael Kyle: Why not?
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Barely watchable
3 January 2004 | by Derrado18See all my reviews

The fact that they're showing this so excessively during non-ratings period here in Australia pretty much tells you everything. I tried watching this.... twice... and yet I was so repulsed I switched it off before the episode finished.

This can not be compared to The Cosby Show. The Cosby Show was a great show. Bill Cosby is hilarious. My Wife and Kids isn't. First of all - just because the family is black, they're comparing it to the Cosby Show. The Cosby Show was actually funny! Second of all - the whole sit-com about a family has been done so many times, most of the time better than this tripe. It's been done so many times, with mostly good results (The Cosby Show, Everybody Loves Raymond). 3rd of all - The show has such an unimaginitive title, that's why I didn't want to watch it at first. But I thought I'd give it a chance. I see I was wrong.

Somebody's gonna say, if you don't like it, don't watch it. I won't. This is one of the most painfully unfunny shows around. And people give shows like "Yes, Dear" and "King of Queens" a bad rap. I'd watch them over this anyday.

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