Me and the Boys (TV series)

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Me and the Boys
Genre Sitcom
Created by Rob Dames
Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Starring Steve Harvey
Chaz Lamar Shephard
Wayne Collins, Jr.
Benjamin Levert
Madge Sinclar
Composer(s) Donald Markowitz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 19 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rob Dames
Bob Myer
John J. Strauss
Producer(s) Rita Dillon
Kim C. Friese
Cinematography Daniel Flannery
Running time 22–24 minutes
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 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 # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
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1 "Pilot" Andrew D. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
September 20, 1994 49401
Steve teaches his middle son a lesson about honesty.
2 "The Hunt for Miss October" Andrew D. Weyman Michael Poryes September 27, 1994 49402
Steve orders the boys to get rid of their racy magazines.
3 "Your Cheatin' Heart" Andrew D. Weyman Sheryl North October 4, 1994 49405
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. Weyman Steve Young October 11, 1994 49406
Artis sneaks out to a party; Andrew forgets to do his homework.
5 "Crushed" Andrew D. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
October 18, 1994 49403
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. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
October 25, 1984 49404
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. Weyman Gary Hardwick November 1, 1994 49407
Steve assigns himself as Artis' personal basketball coach.
8 "Talent Show" Jay Sandrich Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
November 8, 1994 49409
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. Weyman Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
November 22, 1994 49410
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. Weyman Lee Aronsohn November 29, 1994 49408
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. Weyman J. Anthony Brown
Rushian McDonald
December 6, 1994 49412
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. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
December 13, 1994 49411
Andrew won't pose for a family Christmas photo.
13 "Blast From the Past" Andrew D. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
January 3, 1995 49414
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. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
January 10, 1995 49413
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. Weyman Bob Myer
Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
January 17, 1995 49415
Steve appears on a local television talk show
16 "The Age of Reason" Andrew D. Weyman Kim Friese
Jane Espenson
February 7, 1995 49416
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. Weyman John J. Strauss
Bob Myer
February 14, 1995 49417
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. Weyman J. Anthony Brown
Rushion McDonald
Steve Harvey
February 21, 1985 49418
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. Weyman Leonard Ripps
Rob Dames
Ed Decter
February 28, 1995 49419
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]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1995 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Won Top TV Series Donald Markowitz
Young Artist Awards Nominated Best New Family Television Series
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Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV Series Benjamin LeVert

References[edit]

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

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