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    The Nanny

    The Nanny

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    CBS (ended 1999)
    When Fran Fine entered the Sheffield's residence in Park Avenue selling cosmetics, little did she know about how much she was going to change their lives. The Jewish girl from Queens got a job as the nanny for Maxwell Sheffield's (a Broadway producer) three kids: Maggie, Brighton and Gracie. But the Sheffields got more than just a nanny: they got Sylvia, Fran's compulsive eater, nosy mother; Val, Fran's best friend with a low I.Q.; and Yetta, Fran's grandmother. She gave joy to the house that had been blue ever since Mrs. Sheffield passed away, and quickly became friends with Niles, the butler, who is always aware of everything that is going on in the house. The attraction between Fran and Mr. Sheffield became evident as the years went by, for C.C.'s (Maxwell's business partner, who always had a crush on him) torture. Many people consider The Nanny as being the 90's version of "I Love Lucy". The show premiered in November, 1993 as a late addition to CBS's Wednesday fall lineup. The show quickly became a hit, moving to Monday nights on its second season and remaining there until its third. Then CBS moved it back to Wednesday nights, trying to improve the ratings for that night - a move that made CBS hold the time slot for the first time in 25 years, since Sonny & Cher! But ratings started to fall, and during the 5th season the producers decided to end its run, giving it one last season. The 6th season ran until March, when the show went into a hiatus. The series finale was shown before the remaining episodes, which were shown later during June. During its 6-year run, The Nanny was nominated for 11 Emmys, winning only one in 1995 for best costume designs. Fran Drescher was nominated twice for best actress: in 1996 and 1997. Renée Taylor also got a nomination as best supporting actress in 1996. A Fran Drescher doll was released during the show's run, featuring some of the outfits that were one of the show's trademarks. CBS Broadcast History 146 episodes November 1993 --- Wednesdays 8pm December 1993 --- Monday 8:30pm December 1993 - April 1994 --- Wednesdays 8pm May 1994 - November 1994 --- Mondays 8pm November 1994 - Monday 8:30pm November 1994 - February 1995 --- Mondays 8pm May 1995 --- Wednesday 8pm May 1995 - May 1996 --- Mondays 8pm September 1996 --- Wednesdays 8pm September 1996 --- Wednesdays 8:30pm October 1996 - March 1999 --- Wednesdays 8pm March 1999 --- Wednesdays 8:30pm May 1999 - June 1999 --- Wednesday 8pm June 1999 --- Wednesdays 8:30pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #24 in the 1994- 1995 Season #16 in the 1995- 1996 Season Theme Song "She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens 'Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny... So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield's door She was there to sell make-up, but father saw more She had style! She had flair! She was there That's how she became the Nanny! Who would have guessed that the girl we've described Was just exactly what the doctor prescribed? Now the father finds her beguiling (watch out C.C.!) And the kids are actually smiling (such joie de vivre!) She's the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan... The flashy girl from Flushing, the Nanny named Fran!"moreless
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    Louie

    Louie

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    FX (Returning April 9th, 2015)
    Louis C.K. stars in this brutally honest comedy about divorcee in his 40's trying to navigate through life. Louie returns for a fourth season in the summer of 2013.
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    Tiny Toon Adventures

    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    FOX (ended 1993)
    Tiny Toon Adventures is basically a kid-version of the classic Warner Bros. cartoon stars and their cartoons. This show is hosted by Buster and Babs Bunny (No relation!) and their friends Plucky Duck, an egotistical power crazy duck much like Daffy Duck, and Hamton Pig, a shy, kind-hearted pig with low self-esteem but just like Porky Pig, but is a Neat Freak. The toons are constantly terrorized by Dizzy Devil, a purple version of Taz; Elmyra Duff, a dangerously childish, animal loving freak of nature which makes any animal who comes near her run; and lastly, we have rich kid Montana Max, who goes by the philosophy that rich people never pay and hates everyone and everything. The toons get their vast cartoon smarts from the Acme Looniversity school, with the famous Warner Bros. cartoon stars as teachers. The school also had a rival as well, Perfecto Prep., a school with a reputation of cheating characters. Tiny Toon Adventures was a treasure trove of pop-culture cliches and paid homage to many of the classic Warner Bros. cartoons of yore.
    The series won 7 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program, Outstanding Original Song - main title theme, Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program, Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Music Direction and Composition - Fields of Honey, Love Disconnection & The Horror of Slumber Party Mountain. Currently not on TV in the U.S.A.moreless
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    The Soup

    The Soup

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    E!
    With this new satirical series, the E! Entertainment Network returns to a format they helped create with the popular '90s show Talk Soup. Only this time instead of just poking fun at talk shows, they're setting their sights on all things in entertainment, reality TV, pop culture, and politics.moreless
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    Shin Chan

    Shin Chan

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    Cartoon Network (ended 2008)
    Shin-Chan is FUNimation's version of the popular yet controversial Japanese anime series. Shin is a 5-year-old boy who is constantly doing and saying inappropriate things, with hilarious results, much to the dismay and annoyance of those around him. Shin, along with his family, his friends from kindergarten, and some annoying neighbors, ends up turning every day situations into funny adventures.

    Unsure how the show would be initially received, it debuted in late August 2006 on Adult Swim as a test run of six episodes composed of vignettes that were mixed and matched spanning the show's 14 year history. The test run proved to be a success and a complete first season was ordered. FUNimation has made the episodes more mature in content as well as more current with numerous pop culture references.moreless
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    Young Dracula

    Young Dracula

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    CBBC
    Count Dracula, a single father, moves to Britain from Transylvania with his two kids, Vlad and Ingrid. The story revolves around Vlad wanting to fit in with his classmates in his new school rather than sucking their blood as his father wants him to. Vlad befriends another outsider named Robin who wants to become less like the popular crowd and preferably more vampiric.moreless
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    Legit

    Legit

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    FXX (ended 2014)
    Comedian Jim (Jim Jefferies) is on a quest to become legitimate in life. Constantly encouraged in his by his best friend "Steve" (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve's brother "Billy" (D.J. Qualls), Legit is one misstep after another.moreless
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    Saint George

    Saint George

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    FX (ended 2014)
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    The Thundermans

    The Thundermans

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    Nickelodeon
    Meet The Thundermans, a typical suburban family that happens to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the 14-year-old Thunderman twins, who share the same bathroom, the same school, and the same annoying little siblings. Their only difference? The sister is a super student with a super sunny disposition who super looks forward to being a superhero someday, and her twin brother is a super villain.moreless
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    Gomer Pyle, a Gas Station Attendant from Mayberry, NC replaced Floyd "The Barber" Lawson on The Andy Griffith Show. After two Seasons, he enlists in the United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) and that led him to a program of his own and the result-GOMER PYLE-USMC debuts on CBS-TV on Friday September 25, 1964. He and the other sometime misfits will be turned into Marines under the command of Sgt. Vincent Carter- The Senior Drill Sergeant. In the Platoon are Pvt. Lester Hummel, Pvt. Larry Little, Pvt. Frankie Lombardi and Gomer's best friend is Pvt. Gilbert "Duke" Slater. Sgt. Carter's Partners are Cpl. Boyle & Cpl. Slater. The Superior of Camp Henderson is Col. Gray. In 1965, Sgt. Carter dated civilian Bunny Harper/Wilson and in 1967 Gomer fell in love with nightclub singer Louise "Lou-Ann" Poovie. The Biggest guest star of all is Carol Burnett. Jim Nabors also guest starred on The Carol Burnett Show. Allan Melvin appears as Sgt. Hacker, Sgt. Carter's nemesis and rival.moreless
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    Beavis and Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2011)
    Beavis and Butt-head was first aired on the U.S. cable network MTV in March 1993. This show, which combined animation and music videos, was an example of the unique programming that MTV has consistently provided for its youthful demographics. The half-hour program alternated between a simple narrative, which focused on the exploits of two low-life adolescents, and clips from music videos, which the two teens commented on. Creator Mike Judge had penned the aimless duo for a festival of animation when Abby Turkuhle, MTV's senior vice president picked up an episode for the network's animated compendium Liquid Television. MTV immediately contracted for 65 episodes from Judge, with Turkuhle as producer, and placed Beavis and Butt-head in the 7:00 and 11:00 P.M. week-day time slots. The characters, Beavis and Butt-head, are rude, crude, and stupid, and can be placed in the "dumb comedy" tradition, which includes Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, Cheech and Chong, Saturday Night Live's Wayne and Garth, and FOX's The Simpsons. When the show debuted, television critics differed in their opinions, with some praising the show for daring to present the stupidity of male "metalheads" who watch too much television (effectively satirizing the core MTV audience), and others categorizing Beavis and Butt-head as another example of television's declining quality. Beavis and Butt-head did find an audience and began pulling in MTV's highest ratings. But the show was also quite controversial, instigating heated public debate on the interconnected issues of representations of violence in the media and generational politics surrounding youth subcultures. Beavis and Butt-head they found, was especially popular with those in their twenties. It turned out to be bothersome to many that young people enjoyed the show and laughed at its two imbecilic boys, even if these fans were much more intelligent and much less grating than Beavis and Butt-head. In this sense, Beavis and Butt-head raised the issue of generational taste cultures. Definitions of "taste," Pierre Bourdieu notes, "unite and separate, uniting those who are the product of similar conditions but only by distinguishing them from all others. And taste distinguishes in an essential way, since it is the basis of all that one has--people and things--and of all that one is for others, whereby one classifies oneself and is classified by others." To the degree that taste cultures agree, they are brought together into a subcultural formation; but to this degree they are also separated from those with whom they differ. It was the "bad taste" of Beavis and Butt-head's audience which bothered many, and this brings to the surface another one of the reasons why Beavis and Butt-head was so controversial. Cultural critics, educators, and concerned parents gathered skeptically, sternly, and anxiously in front of the television set and passed judgment upon the "tasteless" Beavis and Butt-head show. And in an ironic reversal, Beavis and Butt-head countered by ascending the cultural hierarchy. The two youths channel-surfed, looking for videos that didn't suck (i.e. those with heavy metal or hardcore rap, those that contained violence, or encouraged genital response.) In becoming the self-proclaimed Siskel and Ebert of music video, they served to evaluate pop culture with an unencumbered bottom line--does a music video "suck" or is it "cool?" Beavis and Butt-head as a television show, was certainly towards the lower end of traditional scales of cultural "quality." But these two animated "slackers" evaluated other media, and so pronounced their own critical opinions and erected their own taste hierarchies. Beavis and Butt-head had their own particular brand of "taste:" they determined acceptability and unacceptability, invoking, while simultaneously upending, notions of "high" and "low" culture. In this, they entered that hallowed sphere of criticism, where they competed with others in overseeing the public good and preserving the place and status of artistic evaluation. They disregarded other accepted forms of authority, refusing to acknowledge their own limited perspectives. But like other critics, this was an important part of their appeal. After all, critics are sought out for straightforward opinion, not muddled oscillation. In this recuperation of the critical discourse, Beavis and Butt-head joined with their audience, approximating the contradictory impulses of contemporary cynical youth, who mixed their self-delusion with self-awareness. In the case of fans of Beavis and Butt-head, these lines of demarcation indicated both a generational unity and the generation-based barriers between the baby boomers and the "baby busters." The reputed cynicism of the "twentynothings" was on view as Beavis and Butt-head evoked both a stunted adolescence which was long past and an unsure and seemingly inaccessible future.moreless
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    My Name Is Earl

    My Name Is Earl

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Earl Hickey's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, but after winning a small lottery jackpot he has an epiphany and vows to change his ways. Upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his limp hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes off in Earl's dim head and he sets out to right every wrong he has done starting with a grade school geek. The series won 5 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Pilot, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - Joy's Wedding, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Pilot and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Jaime Pressly.moreless
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    Extras

    Extras

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    BBC Two (ended 2007)
    Andy Millman has given up his day job to be an actor, but finds he just can't land the big parts. In fact he's never even had a speaking role, so spends much of his time hanging around on set with fellow extra and best friend Maggie Jacobs. Andy envies the A-list stars but never misses an opportunity to ingratiate himself with them, hoping it will lead to that first elusive line of dialogue.moreless
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    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

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    Cartoon Network (ended 2008)
    This show started out as Grim & Evil which combined The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Evil Con Carne In The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, we meet the idiot named Billy and the snotty girl named Mandy, who apparently win a bet with the Grim Reaper over a sick hamster, making him have to be their best friend forever! These adventures show how much they drive him crazy! Character Guide: Billy: A happy-go-lucky kid who's cheerful disposition seems to make him completely oblivious to the fact that he is an idiot! Mandy: A sour, unhappy firm girl who seems to "babysit" Grim and Billy. Grim, or The Grim Reaper: He seems to have a scary effect on people, but Billy and Mandy gain control of Grim after a game of limbo over the live of Billy's hamster. Irwin: Billy and Mandy's friend. At some times, Irwin is afraid of Billy, and has a crazy love obsession with Mandy even though she utterly dispised him with a strong passion. Nergal: A crazy,maniacal demon from the center of the Earth's core who's obsessed with making friends.moreless
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    Real Husbands of Hollywood

    Real Husbands of Hollywood

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    BET
    This show is a parody of reality shows focusing on housewives, as it tells the story of six men living in Hollywood.
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    Sister, Sister

    Sister, Sister

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    The WB (ended 1999)
    Sister, Sister first aired in April 1994 as a mid-season replacement on ABC, and continued on that network until the series moved to the WB in the fall of 1995. The series centered around twin girls, separated at birth, who suddenly found each other after 14 years.

    Tia Landry was the studious twin from Detroit, where her mom Lisa worked as a seamstress; Tamera Campbell was the boy-crazy twin from the suburbs, where her dad Ray owned a limousine service. After their unexpected encounter in a department store, Ray reluctantly allowed Tia and Lisa to move into his home for the girls' sake. The girls' neighbor was Roger Evans, an annoying kid who had a crush on them both.

    In the 1997-1998 season, Tia started dating Tyreke Scott, a reformed street kid who worked as a mechanic for Ray, and Jordan Bennett became Tamera's boyfriend. Roger was suddenly dropped from the cast at this point.

    The final season showed the twins entering college with their beaux. The girls were ultimately reunited with their birth father, and Lisa married her boyfriend Victor in the final episode.

    Characters:

    Tia is a all American bookworm. She is one of the smartest kids at her school.

    Tamera totally huge party animal. Her IQ is low but she seems to manage well. And by the way, she is a big fan of Coolio's music. She can be smart when she wants to, but usually uses 'the twin thing' to get by on tests by making tia do it for her.

    Lisa is a fashion designer. She is a great romodel for both Tia and Tamera sometimes she can be very hectic. Also she's loud, but nice.

    Ray is the total opposite of Lisa but he is a great influence on both the girls. He is single but his love life is not all that great.

    Roger is Tia and Tamera's unknowing neighbor, and he is always around or in there house he has a huge crush on both the girls. (Seasons 1-5)

    Tyreke is Tia's new boyfriend. He may be a college drop-out, but he still is a smart man. He appears in Season 5 & 6.

    Jordan is Tamera's new boyfriend. He goes to college with both the girls. He is goofy at times. He appears in Season 5 & 6.

    First Telecast: April 1, 1994 Last Telecast: May 23, 1999 Total Episodes: 120 Episodesmoreless
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    Family Matters

    Family Matters

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    ABC (ended 1998)
    A perfect spin-off from Perfect Strangers: Family Matters focused on Harriet Winslow (the elevator operator from the Chronicle) and her family of sorts. Carl Winslow, her husband, was a dutiful cop, and a gruff and lovable father to three kids: Eddie Winslow, the rebel son; Laura Winslow, the smart-aleck daughter; and cute little Judy Winslow. They had opened their home to Harriet's sister, Rachel Crawford and her little baby son Richie, and in the very first episode, Carl had to open his home to his cool and streetwise mother, Estelle Winslow, whether he wanted to or not.

    Everything was going along just fine until one day, Steve Urkel, the inventive nerd, barged into their home and eventually, into their hearts. Steve had a killer crush on Laura, but she would never give him the time of day. Steve Urkel was intended to be a one-shot appearance, but his popularity with the fans won him the number-one spot as America's favorite nerd.

    As the show went on, the characters and the stories evolved. Richie grew from a little baby into a rambunctious and impressionable little boy. The stories started revolving around Steve and his incredible inventions, which became the greatest sight gags on the show. In almost every episode, Steve ends up breaking furniture, windows, and Carl's patience. Eddie and Laura each had best buddies to hang out with: Eddie had dim-witted yet lovable Waldo Geraldo Faldo,and Laura had faithful and true-blue gal pal Maxine. The greatest mystery of Family Matters is Judy and Rachel's sudden disappearances from the show, but Rachel made guest appearances whenever possible.

    To stop Steve from chasing her, Laura matched him up with perky-yet-pushy Myra Monkhouse. Steve loved Myra physically, but his emotions will always go to Laura. Eddie had his share of steady girlfriends, and even he had an Urkel chasing him- Myrtle May Urkel, Steve's cousin from Biloxi (Jaleel White also). Every so often, Steve uses one of his inventions to turn himself into debonair, irresistable lover Stefan Urquelle or karate hero Bruce Lee to draw Laura closer to him, much to Myra's chagrin.

    At the end of season 6, the Winslows welcomed Steve into their home when Steve's family went to Russia. Pretty soon, Richie hung out with 3J, a tough, streetwise kid always running from the children's home. The Winslows then adopted 3J as one of their kids, as they did with Steve.

    In the final season, Family Matters - along with Step by Step - moved to CBS, and Steve slowly matured from the annoying nerd that he used to be. This was when Laura started falling in love with Steve, and Myra got kicked to the curb, but she vowed to get her "Stevie-kins" back. Also, the original Harriette, JoMarie Peyton, had left the show in mid-season and Judyann Elder took her role. Steve and Laura got engaged, but they never had a wedding because CBS dropped the ax on the show. But, nevertheless, Family Matters had a great successful run and is one of the longest running African-American comedies ever. In Germany the show is known as Alle unter einem Dach ("Under One Roof").
    In Spain it is known as Cosas de casa.
    In France it is known as La Vie de famille ("Life of the Family").
    In Italy it is known as Otto sotto un tetto ("Eight Under One Roof").
    In Sweden it is known as R�kna med br�k. In Croatia it is known as ''Pod istim krovom''moreless
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    Mister Ed

    Mister Ed

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    CBS (ended 1966)
    One of the most successful of the numerous 1960's nonsensical sitcoms was this one about a talking horse. Ed belonged to Wilbur Post, a young architect who had decided to move out of the city to get a little closer to nature. The rambling country home he and his wife decided upon came complete with a barn that doubled as Wilbur's office and a very talkative palomino named Ed. Problem was Ed didn't care to talk to just anyone, in fact he would only talk to Wilbur (the first human he'd ever met worth talking to). The confusion caused by having a talking horse, and the situations Ed got Wilbur into, and occasionlly out of, formed the stories.moreless
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    One On One

    One On One

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    UPN (ended 2006)
    Intelligent and outspoken, the in-your-face 17-year-old Breanna Barnes (Kyla Pratt)(The Proud Family, Love & Basketball) loves attention. Anywhere there's a crowd, you can bet she's at the center of the action. Breanna's sportscaster dad, Flex (Flex Alexander)Gas, Where I Live)(, is a fun-loving ladies' man who not only wants to be a responsible parent, but also wants to be his daughter's best friend. Flex is happy giving Breanna the freedom to make her own choices, but only if she is willing to accept the consequences.

    Flex's best friend and Breanna's godfather, Duane (Kelly Perine), is a constant presence in their lives for better and sometimes worse. A used-car salesman who lives next door, Duane has a way of repelling women the way Flex has attracting them. Keeping Breanna busy is her best friend, Spirit (Sicily), with whom she creates a lot of mischief, while her best guy-friend, Arnaz (Robert Ri'chard), is the object of her on-again off-again affection.

    In 2004, the series received two NAACP Image Award nominations: Flex Alexander earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Kyla Pratt earned a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    In 2005, UPN launched a One On One spinoff titled, Cuts. It stars R&B singer/TV actor Marques Houston as Kevin Barnes and actress Shannon Elizabeth as Tiffany.

    Spinoff: Cutsmoreless
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    Drawn Together

    Drawn Together

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    Comedy Central (ended 2007)
    In this spoof of reality TV shows, such as ''The Real World'' and ''Big Brother'', eight distinct - and dysfunctional - cartoon archetypes (who also spoof the archetypes you might see on a more normal reality series) are flung together and forced to put up with each other. Through various misadventures ranging from scintillating to shocking to downright strange, these eight roomies probe each others' personalities and push each others' buttons.moreless
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