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The main characters of Miracle's Boys (from left to right), Lafayette, Ty'Ree and Charlie Bailey.
|Written by||Kevin Arkadie
|Directed by||Neema Barnette
Ernest R. Dickerson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Nicole Silver
|Producer(s)||Leslie D. Farrell|
|Original channel||The N|
|Original run||February 18 – 20, 2005|
Miracle's Boys is a six-part miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Jacqueline Woodson, shown on The N in February 2005. The series was directed by Neema Barnette, LeVar Burton, Ernest R. Dickerson, Bill Duke, and Spike Lee and was filmed on-site in Harlem, New York. It also includes a theme song by rapper Nas.
The series follows the lives of two teenage boys, The Baileys, and their older brother who has to take responsibility for the boys after their parents die. The eldest Bailey brother, Ty'Ree (Pooch Hall), who is twenty years old, is a mail room manager at a publishing company who got into M.I.T but declined the acceptance to raise his younger brothers. Charlie, (Sean Nelson) the middle boy, age sixteen, has just gotten out of a juvenile detention facility and is mad at the universe. Once an avid pet lover and baseball fanatic, life at the Rahway Boys Home has changed him. Lafayette (Julito McCullum), the youngest Bailey brother at age fourteen, loves and breathes baseball, but his game has been out-of-sync since his mother's death. He goes on to play in a championship game in which he faces an all-star team from Greenwich Village. The series follows the boys through the hardships of growing up on their own.
|Episode #||Episode title||Original airdate|
|1-1||"New Charlie"||February 18, 2005|
|1-2||"In the Game of Life"||February 18, 2005|
|1-3||"Who's to Blame?"||February 19, 2005|
|1-4||"Miracle's Song"||February 19, 2005|
|1-5||"Free Day"||February 20, 2005|
|1-6||"Bond of Brothers"||February 20, 2005|
The series was released on Region 1 DVD in the United States on November 8, 2005.
Awards and nominations
|2006||Black Reel Awards||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress - Television||Jordan Puryear|
|Best Supporting Actor - Television||Sean Nelson|
|Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted - Television||Kevin Arkadie, Stephen Langford, and Dawn Urbont|
|Best Film - Television||
|Best Director - Television||Neema Barnette, LeVar Burton, Ernest R. Dickerson, Bill Duke, and Spike Lee|
|Writers Guild of America Award||Won||Children's Script - Episodic & Specials||Kevin Arkadie
(For episode "New Charlie")