Eve (TV series)

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Eve
Genre Sitcom
Created by Meg DeLoatch
Starring Eve
Jason Winston George
Ali Landry
Natalie Desselle-Reid
Brian Hooks
Sean Maguire
Theme music composer Missy Elliott and the Soul Diggaz
Opening theme The Opposite Sex by Missy Elliott
Composer(s) Joe Staxx
Armiques S. Wyche
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 66 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bob Greenblatt
David Janollari
Producer(s) Trish Baker
Anthony C. Hill
Torian Hughes
James Tripp-Haith
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
The Greenblatt Janollari Studio
Mega Diva Inc.
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Picture format 16:9 (480i SDTV)
Original run September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15) – May 11, 2006 (2006-05-11)

Eve is an American sitcom starring Eve, Jason Winston George, Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Brian Hooks, and Sean Maguire. It aired on the UPN network from September 15, 2003 to May 11, 2006, with 66 episodes produced spanning 3 seasons. The series follows Shelly (Eve), a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st century love, romance and career. The series was nominated in 2004 for Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Show and had seven nominations in major awards.

Synopsis[edit]

The show is named for its star, rapper Eve, and is about a trio of women who have their own boutique and clothing line. The show follows their dating lives and those of their three closest male friends. Michelle Penelope "Shelly" Williams, a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st Century love, sex, romance and career. Strong and confident, Shelly brings a fresh attitude to the male/female equation and coolly expects to receive just as much as she gives. And learns throughout the series about what love will mean to her and what it will make for her in the presents. Shelly has been a little too single, a little too long for her own liking. Her two best friends, Rita (Ali Landry), a gorgeous, single former model, and Janie (Natalie Desselle-Reid), a woman very happy to be married and out of the dating scene, offer conflicting advice as Shelly tries to find her way on the rocky road to love. Representing the male side of the relationship equation is J.T. (Jason George), a handsome, regular kind of guy who really enjoys being single, and his best pal, Nick (Brian Hooks), who is looking for that one perfect woman who can meet his very exacting standards. Donovan Brink (Sean Maguire), the handsome, fashionable manager of Bedlam, one of Miami's hottest clubs, is friends with both Shelly and J.T. and inevitably gets stuck in the middle when problems arise.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

The clothing store and clothing line is Diva Style.

  • Michelle "Shelly" Penelope Williams: The head of the trio of boutique operators/clothing designers/continuous daters. Played by Eve
  • Jeremiah Thurgood "J.T." Hunter: The guy that dated Shelly in the beginning of the series but was just friends with her after season 1; a physical therapist (and later a medical student). They were briefly engaged in season 3 after he proposed to her, but they decided to just be friends. However, they still have a soft spot for each other at heart. Played by Jason Winston George
  • Rita Lefleur: A former model and one of the trio of boutique operators/clothing designers/continuous daters. Played by Ali Landry
  • Janie Egins: One of the trio of boutique operators/clothing designers/married friend. Played by Natalie Desselle-Reid
  • Nick Delaney: J.T.'s goofy playboy best friend; an auditor with the IRS. Played by Brian Hooks (Appears on 65 episodes)
  • Donovan Brink: A friend of the others from England; manager of The Z Lounge. Played by Sean Maguire. He fulfills his dream of opening up a nightclub.

Recurring cast and characters[edit]

  • Marty Egins: Janie's husband. Played by Reggie Gaskins (9 episodes)
  • Frances Hunter: J.T.'s mother. Played by Daphne Maxwell Reid (6 episodes)
  • Beverly Williams: Shelly's mother. Played by Penny Johnson Jerald (6 episodes)

Episodes[edit]

Main article: List of Eve episodes

Nielsen ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere Season finale Viewers
(in millions)
Rank
1 2003–2004 22 September 15, 2003 May 24, 2004 3.65[1] #167[1]
2 2004–2005 22 September 21, 2004 May 24, 2005 2.8[2] #142[2]
3 2005–2006 22 September 22, 2005 May 11, 2006 2.3[3] #145[3]

Production notes[edit]

The series was created and co-executive produced by Meg DeLoatch. Series star Eve also served as a co-executive producer. Its theme song was performed by fellow rapper Missy Elliott and produced by Souldiggaz.

Cancellation[edit]

On April 10, 2006, UPN announced that Eve would not be moving to The CW (upon UPN's merger with The WB, owned by Warner Bros. Television, which produced Eve) and was cancelled along with All of Us (which was later renewed) and Half & Half.[4]

Distribution[edit]

Country Network/Channel Start date End date Notes
Australia Nine Network
Brazil SBT January 23, 2011 on air Titile Alfinetadas
Ireland TG4
Middle East Super Comedy
South Africa SABC 1
Romania ProCinema/MediaPRO
United Kingdom Trouble 2009 Channel closed 2009
United States UPN September 15, 2003 May 11, 2006
TV One 2006 on air Re-runs

Syndication[edit]

Eve aired in syndication on TV One from Fall 2006 to September 2010. Reruns resumed airing on TV One in March 2011.[5]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I. T. R. S. Ranking Report: 01 Thru 210". ABC Medianet. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Primetime series". The Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen Business Media. May 27, 2005. Retrieved September 12, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen Business Media. May 26, 2006. Retrieved September 12, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ Goodman, Tim (2006-05-03). "As if TV weren't white enough ... when the WB, UPN go off the air, guess who loses out?". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  5. ^ Eve at TVone.com

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