Miracle's Boys

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Miracle's Boys
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The main characters of Miracle's Boys (from left to right): Laf, Ty'ree and Charlie Bailey.
Genre Drama
Written by Kevin Arkadie
Stephen Langford
Dawn Urbont
Directed by Neema Barnette
LeVar Burton
Ernest R. Dickerson
Bill Duke
Spike Lee
Starring Pooch Hall
Sean Nelson
Julito McCullum
Composer(s) Bud'da
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Nicole Silver
Orly Wiseman
Producer(s) Leslie D. Farrell
Cinematography Cliff Charles
Editor(s) K.A. Chisholm
Geeta Gandbhir
Kathryn Moore
Juantxo Royo
Release
Original network The N
Original release February 18 (2005-02-18) – February 20, 2005 (2005-02-20)[1]

Miracle's Boys is an American drama television series, originally airing on The N. It began production in June 2004[2] and premiered on February 18, 2005.[3] It is based on the novel of the same name by Jacqueline Woodson. The series was directed by Neema Barnette, LeVar Burton, Ernest R. Dickerson, Bill Duke, and Spike Lee. It was filmed on-site in Harlem, New York and includes a theme song by rapper Nas. TeenNick aired reruns of Miracle's Boys throughout 2012.[4]

Miracle's Boys was nominated for five different categories at the 2006 Black Reel Awards, and was the recipient of a Writers' Guild of America Award for Best Children's Script.[5]

The entire series was released on DVD in the United States on November 8, 2005.[6]

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows the lives of two teenage boys and their older brother, who has to take responsibility for the boys after their parents die. The eldest Bailey brother, twenty-one-year-old Ty'ree (Pooch Hall), is a mail room manager at a publishing company. He was accepted into MIT prior to the events of the show, but declined the acceptance to raise his younger brothers. Charlie (Sean Nelson), the middle boy, 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. However, 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.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original air date
01 "New Charlie[13]" February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18)
Charlie comes home after being released from the Rahway Boys Home.
02 "In the Game of Life[14]" February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18)
Charlie becomes part of the troublemaking crowd at school.
03 "Who's to Blame?[15]" February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
Laf throws a party that quickly goes out of control.
04 "Miracle's Song[16]" February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
Ty'Ree becomes overwhelmed with his responsibilities as Charlie and Laf's caretaker.
05 "Free Day[17]" February 20, 2005 (2005-02-20)
Laf tries to tell Angelina about his feelings for her.
06 "Bond of Brothers[1]" February 20, 2005 (2005-02-20)
The family is brought together when Charlie recalls his time in jail.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress Jordan Puryear Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Sean Nelson Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted - Television Kevin Arkadie, Stephen Langford, and Dawn Urbont Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Film - Television N/A Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Director - Television Neema Barnette, LeVar Burton, Ernest R. Dickerson, Bill Duke, and Spike Lee Nominated
2006 Writers' Guild of America Award Children's Script - Episodic & Specials N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The N Unveils Its First Dramatic Mini-Series: Miracle's Boys". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "The N Commences Production on Miracle's Boys". PR Newswire. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Miracle's Boys Premiere - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Miracle's Boys: Overview - TeenNick". TeenNick.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Writers' Guild of America Award Winners 2006". Writers' Guild of America. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Miracle's Boys DVD - Netflix". Netflix.com. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Pooch Hall - Miracle's Boys". The-N.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sean Nelson - Miracle's Boys". The-N.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Julito McCullum - Miracle's Boys". The-N.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Jorge Posada - Miracle's Boys". The-N.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Special Projects - Jacqueline Woodson". JacquelineWoodson.com. Jacqueline Woodson. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jordan Puryear Credits - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Miracle's Boys: New Charlie - TeenNick". TeenNick.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Miracle's Boys: In the Game of Life - TeenNick". TeenNick.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Miracle's Boys: Who's to Blame? - TeenNick". TeenNick.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Miracle's Boys: Miracle's Song - TeenNick". TeenNick.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Miracle's Boys Episode Guide: Free Day - The-N.com". The-N.com. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 21 November 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 

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