Me and the Boys (TV series)

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Me and the Boys
GenreSitcom
Created byRob Dames
Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
StarringSteve Harvey
Chaz Lamar Shephard
Wayne Collins, Jr.
Benjamin Levert
Madge Sinclar
Composer(s)Donald Markowitz
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Rob Dames
Bob Myer
John J. Strauss
Producer(s)Rita Dillon
Kim C. Friese
CinematographyDaniel Flannery
Running time22–24 minutes
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) – February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)
 
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Me and the Boys
GenreSitcom
Created byRob Dames
Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
StarringSteve Harvey
Chaz Lamar Shephard
Wayne Collins, Jr.
Benjamin Levert
Madge Sinclar
Composer(s)Donald Markowitz
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Rob Dames
Bob Myer
John J. Strauss
Producer(s)Rita Dillon
Kim C. Friese
CinematographyDaniel Flannery
Running time22–24 minutes
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) – February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)

Me and the Boys is an American sitcom that aired on the ABC network from September 20, 1994 until February 28, 1995. The series features comedian Steve Harvey, who also served as a writer, in his first starring role. The series was created by Bob Myer, Rob Dames and Lenny Ripps, and produced by a.k.a. Productions and Bob Myer Productions in association with ABC Productions.

Synopsis[edit]

Harvey stars as Steve Tower, a widower who ran a video store in Dallas, who was struggling with raising three boys on his own. Madge Sinclair co-starred as Steve Tower's mother-in-law Mary. Chaz Lamar Shephard, Wayne Collins, Jr. and Benjamin LeVert played the sons of Steve Harvey's character.

The series was scheduled on Tuesdays following Full House (which co-creators Dames and Ripps had previously wrote and produced on) and preceding Home Improvement. Despite ranking #20 in the ratings, ABC canceled the series after one season.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series #TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1"Pilot"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
September 20, 199449401
Steve teaches his middle son a lesson about honesty. 
2"The Hunt for Miss October"Andrew D. WeymanMichael PoryesSeptember 27, 199449402
Steve orders the boys to get rid of their racy magazines. 
3"Your Cheatin' Heart"Andrew D. WeymanSheryl NorthOctober 4, 199449405
Steve offers William an incentive to turn his black history grade from F to A: a CD player. 
4"Curfew, God Bless You"Andrew D. WeymanSteve YoungOctober 11, 199449406
Artis sneaks out to a party; Andrew forgets to do his homework. 
5"Crushed"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
October 18, 199449403
Steve tries to prevent William from getting a dressing-down when the teen wears his heart on his sleeve for an un interested older girl. 
6"Every Good Boy Does Fine"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
October 25, 198449404
Steve and Mary have to face the music and tell Andrew that he can't play the piano as well as his brothers. 
7"Black Dads Can't Jump"Andrew D. WeymanGary HardwickNovember 1, 199449407
Steve assigns himself as Artis' personal basketball coach. 
8"Talent Show"Jay SandrichEd Decter
John J. Strauss
November 8, 199449409
Steve can hardly stop his head from spinning when the Four Tops pay a surprise visit to Mary's church fundraiser and wind up performing. 
9"Bad Influence"Andrew D. WeymanLeonard Ripps
Rob Dames
November 22, 199449410
Steve and William have a falling out when William falls in with the wrong crowd at school; meanwhile, Mary is slow to tell Andrew that she accidentally drove over his pet turtle. 
10"We're Off to See the Lizard"Andrew D. WeymanLee AronsohnNovember 29, 199449408
Artis gets all wound up over the fact that his father is paying a video store co-worker more money per house, and takes a job at a pizza joint, which requires him to dress like a lizard. Meanwhile, Steve spends some "quality time" with Andrew. 
11"Oops, There It Is?"Andrew D. WeymanJ. Anthony Brown
Rushian McDonald
December 6, 199449412
His teacher draws the wrong conclusion when Andrew hands in a picture that he drew of Steve and a woman in a compromising position. 
12"Christmas Story"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
December 13, 199449411
Andrew won't pose for a family Christmas photo. 
13"Blast From the Past"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
January 3, 199549414
Steve picks up bad vibrations when members of his former band, The Four Vibes, ask Artis to join them in a performance at their high-school reunion. 
14"Money to Burn"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
January 10, 199549413
Steve's joy at winning $1,000 in lottery gradually disappears -- together with the money -- as the demands of friends and family mount. 
15"The Kiss-Off"Andrew D. WeymanBob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
January 17, 199549415
Steve appears on a local television talk show 
16"The Age of Reason"Andrew D. WeymanKim Friese
Jane Espenson
February 7, 199549416
Steve starts feeling a little long in the tooth when he bites off more than he can chew trying to impress attractive doctor Sheryl during a physical exam. 
17"Goldilocks"Andrew D. WeymanJohn J. Strauss
Bob Myer
February 14, 199549417
Steve has his eye on attractive police officer Nina, who's assigned to keep an eye on his house after a "Goldilocks" breaks in several times to make himself temporarily at home. 
18"The 'B' Word"Andrew D. WeymanJ. Anthony Brown
Rushion McDonald
Steve Harvey
February 21, 198549418
Steve continues his pursuit of a romantic relationship with police officer Nina, but remains at arm's length when it seems that her feelings for him are more of the brotherly kind. 
19"When Stanley Met Shirley"Andrew D. WeymanLeonard Ripps
Rob Dames
Ed Decter
February 28, 199549419
Artis has his friends sneak him into a dance club for his 17th birthday -- but the celebration hits a sour note when he realizes that Steve is also there. 

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryRecipient
1995ASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsWonTop TV SeriesDonald Markowitz
Young Artist AwardsNominatedBest New Family Television Series
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Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV SeriesBenjamin LeVert

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richmond, Ray (1996-09-06). "The Steve Harvey Show". variety.com. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 

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