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    One On One

    One On One

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    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.

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    The Originals

    The Originals

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    The Originals is a comedy TV series that came from the pilot Old School broadcasted by the United Paramount Network in 2004. The sitcom is about a group of young adults who relive their days from high school while working together in an antique shop. John Krasinski leads the cast starring as David, the ex-class president of Woodrow High. David has had a thing for Deborah (Tessie Santiago) since freshman year, and the attraction continues after she starts working at the shop. The class nerd (Judah Friedlander) also manages to get a job as a live-action figure whose task is to stand in front of the store and attract customers. Jorge (Jorge Garcia) is a former high school stoner who works in the stock room and ex-class valor victorian Sara (Natasha Lyonne) runs the shop. The group spends their days remembering of what was, and each of them struggle with the realities of entering college and raising families as they mature. By the end of the season, the odd group of characters manage to become close friends. moreless