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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.

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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
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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 »

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Comedy | Family

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abc [United States]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Wife and Kids See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Damon Wayans once said that this show was inspired by The Cosby Show (1984). See more »

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Michael Kyle: You getting high?
Michael Kyle, Jr.: No.
Michael Kyle: Why not?
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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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Considerably less than the sum of its parts
30 November 2004 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

I like Damon Wayans (a lot). I also like Tisha Campbell. I expected to really like this show, too. But despite the talent involved, My Wife And Kids is a large disappointment. The Family Sitcom is a limiting, oversaturated market even in the best of times. In our ironic era, it's also almost impossible to succeed in. This show doesn't even come close, however. It's as if they went out of their way to make it boring and unimaginative. The kids are nondescript, the laughs are sparse and undernourished, the plots are instantly forgettable. Now they've even added their own version of Urkel (though this kid is much more self-aware than Urkel). Because of the talent involved, the show is always watchable, but it's a lot like spending 20 bucks to get a frozen pizza: you might eat it, and even enjoy it--but you sure do feel gypped.


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