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Half & Half 

Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common.


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Series cast summary:
Essence Atkins ...  Dee Dee Thorne 91 episodes, 2002-2006
Rachel True ...  Mona Thorne 91 episodes, 2002-2006
Chico Benymon ...  Spencer / ... 91 episodes, 2002-2006
Valarie Pettiford ...  Big Dee Dee Thorne 91 episodes, 2002-2006
Telma Hopkins ...  Phyllis Thorne 91 episodes, 2002-2006
Alec Mapa ...  Adam Benet 64 episodes, 2002-2006


Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common.

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23 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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In the pilot, Mona moves to the upstairs apartment which is on the right. Later, when Dee Dee is renovating it, it's on the left. See more »


Big Dee Dee Thorne: Well, since no one has offered to buy me a drink, I guess I'll buy my own. Now I know how Phyllis feels.
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The most watchable UPN sitcom
28 April 2003 | by boston2143See all my reviews

"Half & Half" is not groundbreaking, built on a standard sit-com foundation of "mismatched partners", but considering its initial lack of promise, it does a good job of staying afloat, even offering the occasional bit of unexpected hilarity. Rachel True ("CB4"), who plays lead character Mona, is a refreshing switch from the women of "Girlfriends", the show's whiny lead-in. Another noteworthy surprise is Mona's gay receptionist, partially because his brand of flamboyance is much more sympathetic than the usual snooty fops that sit-com writers like to parade around to incorporate a few played-out one-liners, but also because his delivery is on-point, and he serves as a good diversion from just how conventional this show can be at times. Chico Benymon, as the thus-far platonic buddy Spencer, is also talented and amiable, although I believe he is not as integral a player now as he may become if this show can endure its sophomore season. On the plot front, the show has been hesitant to address anything that will last longer than 22 minutes, but we have watched Mona land an A&R job (her star artist, in-the-closet R&B teen idol Dante, continues to be mentioned in dialog although the actor who played him, Merlin Santana, was tragically murdered shortly after appearing in just one episode), and most recently, we've learned that Spencer is looking at Mona in a new light, probably as a result of being picked up for another season. All in all, only time will tell if this show can tweak all the right things and stay put, or if it will dive into UPN oblivion, but here's hoping the writers stray from convention a little more often.

(Note from the future: The show did dive into oblivion, right along with UPN, as it was not picked up for the transition to the CW network. -Patrick, Oct. 2, 2006)

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