For the 2009 season, CW changed programming strategy. Due to the rising costs of production expenses, the network decided it was cheaper to produce hour-long dramas instead of half-hour comedy programming. In anticipation of the change, the producers of this show wrote an hour-long season finale with no laugh track.
When this show was picked up BET, the network had no other half-hour comedy, with which to pair the show. While new episodes were being produced, BET had another half-hour long show produced, called Let's Stay Together (2011).