The Jamie Foxx Show

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  • Season 1
    • Pilot
      Episode 1
      8/28/96
      9.5
      When Jamie King arrives in Hollywood, California, from Texas, he dreams of succeeding in show business. First, he'll have to be content with working and living at the aging, once-famous Los Angeles hotel "The King's Tower", owned by his sensible aunt Helen King, and her troublesome husband Junior King. Attempting to ignore the condescending hotel accountant, Braxton P. Hartnabrig, and the dumb bellman Dennis, Jamie vies for the attention of the sexy and shrewd front desk clerk Francesca "Fancy" Monroe.

      Meanwhile, due to Junior's negligence and compulsive gambling, the hotel is in serious debt. Junior convinces Jamie to go to a casino and win enough to save the hotel. Jamie has amazing luck in a dice game. Unfortunately, when Jamie quits while he's ahead by throwing the dice down, the dealer thinks Jamie wants to continue betting, and Jamie loses everything.moreless
    • The Bad Seed
      Episode 2
      9/4/96
      7.4
      When Jamie learns that Fancy loves children, he tries to impress her by becoming mentor to young Nelson, the most harmless-looking child Jamie could find. But Nelson quickly figures out that Jamie is exploiting him to attract Fancy, and sets out to make Jamie's life hellish by blackmailing him and stealing various items from around the hotel: computer files, Junior's fine Cuban cigars and Fancy's diary.moreless
    • 9/11/96
      9.0
      Jamie's newly engaged ex shows up at the hotel and he thinks she's there see him, until she reveals she's there for a convention. Embarassed, Jamie asks Fancy to pose as his girlfriend while the ex is in town. Meanwhile, Junior is stumped by a hotel plumbing problem.
    • Who's Da Man?
      Episode 4
      9/18/96
      5.6
      Aunt Helen convinces Jamie to take heartbroken Braxton out on the town with him, to a club owned by basketball player Gary Payton. After some flirting lessons from Jamie, it's "B Smooth" who impresses the ladies. Meanwhile, Helen tries to cure Junior of lotto fever.
    • Jamie schemes with Junior to start a business selling Helen's popular sweet-potato pies and turns the hotel into a giant bakery, with Helen, Junior and Fancy helping to bake. But Jamie unwisely tastes one of the pies to find out why they are so popular, he eats the next day's entire order one after another.moreless
    • 10/2/96
      9.8
      Braxton's going to be inducted into the Burgeoning Black Men's Club. However, his eccentric parents are in town at the same time, and he's worried they may ruin his induction.
    • Stuck On You
      Episode 7
      10/9/96
      8.8
      As an anniversary surprise for Helen, Junior secretly sends her wedding ring to a jeweler for reconditioning. At Junior's request, Jamie picks up the ring, but while showing the ring to Fancy and Braxton, Jamie hears Helen approaching and, panicking, slips it onto Fancy's finger--where it gets stuck. Jamie must think fast to save Junior's surprise.moreless
    • Kiss & Tell
      Episode 8
      10/30/96
      8.8
      Jamie hosts a Halloween masquerade party at the hotel, complete with prize money for the best costume. When Fancy refuses to be his date, Jamie invites another woman, Chante, to make Fancy jealous. However, Fancy and Chante wear identical costumes. By mistake, Jamie passionately kisses Fancy, who hides the fact that she actually enjoys it. Jamie and Fancy then privately fantasize about each other.moreless
    • 11/6/96
      8.5
      Junior reunites with his former army buddies, including "Charming" Charles, now a successful entertainment attorney. Impressed with Jamie, Charles promises to help his career by introducing him to powerful people. Thrilled, Jamie convinces Charles to stay in the hotel for a few days, then witnesses Charles making romantic advances to Helen. Jamie must choose between advancing his career or standing up for his family.moreless
    • 11/13/96
      8.4
      Jamie's dreams of stardom come true with the arrival of director Ike Yee, who uses the hotel as the setting for his latest movie starring Jackie Chin and gives Jamie a role in the movie.
    • A Killer Ending
      Episode 11
      11/20/96
      7.1
      Jamie thinks a hotel guest is a fugitive killer---who's eyeing Fancy as his next victim.
    • 11/27/96
      9.1
      Jamie's childhood friend Icepick, a flamboyant pro-football star cut by his team on Thanksgiving Day, threatens to jump from a window ledge.
    • I Am What I Scam
      Episode 13
      1/8/97
      8.3
      Jamie is jealous when Fancy's smooth-talking ex-boyfriend Kenneth sweeps into the hotel flashing plenty of cash -- and a diamond ring. However, news from two mysterious guests tells Jamie it's not time to ring those wedding bells just yet: they're about to nab a notorious scam artist.
    • I Do, I Didn't
      Episode 14
      1/22/97
      9.7
      Fancy throws a wild bachelorette party for her sorority sister Janine, but the bride gets cold feet the day after when she wakes up next to the stripper -- Jamie.
    • 1/29/97
      9.8
      Jamie is much too quick to buy a Corvette off a shady guy on the street, and when the car turns out to be hot, he and Braxton land in jail with prisoners planning to tunnel to freedom.
    • 2/5/97
      7.9
      Movie actress Edwina DuBois, a college gal pal of Helen's, tries to show Jamie the ways of the casting couch while teaching an acting seminar at the hotel.
    • Westside
      Episode 17
      2/12/97
      9.8
      Jamie's left in charge for the weekend with one rule -- no wild parties -- a promise that's hard to keep when the Westside Connection checks in with a wad of cash and a huge entourage. Jamie must compete with a smitten Ice Cube for Fancy's affection. Then, with the hotel a complete mess due to the party, Jamie learns that Helen and Junior are returning home early.moreless
    • 2/19/97
      9.4
      Jamie has a beef with his conscience when he's offered a job as spokesperson for a hamburger joint right after agreeing to become a vegetarian, in order to impress Fancy.
    • 2/26/97
      9.2
      A chance to sing on a local radio show nets Jamie a contract with record mogul Sweet and Low, but when the deal comes up a little short he tries to raise the stakes -- a move that leads to several "accidents" at the hotel. Eventually, Jamie annuls the contract by threatening to reveal some embarrassing information about the producer.moreless
    • 4/30/97
      9.8
      Fancy's new boyfriend, a police officer named Morris, has skills as a hostage negotiator that come in handy when Jamie and Braxton are held captive in a bank robbery gone awry.
    • 5/7/97
      9.4
      A hotel guest scams a free room after claiming to have fallen on a wet lobby floor. But when Jamie learns of her duplicity and boots her out, the Kings land in a courtroom.
    • 5/14/97
      8.0
      Jamie is looking forward to a visit from his mom, a chanteuse whose maternal duties often took a back seat to her career. When a call from her agent pulls her away from yet another important night in her son's life, it forces Jamie to face some hard truths about their relationship.moreless
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  • Season 5
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