The Jamie Foxx Show

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The Jamie Foxx Show
Created by Bentley Kyle Evans
Jamie Foxx
Starring Jamie Foxx
Garcelle Beauvais
Christopher B. Duncan
Ellia English
Garrett Morris
Theme music composer Jamie Foxx
Opening theme "Here Comes Jamie Foxx" (seasons 1–3)
"The Simple Things Are All I Need" (seasons 4–5),
both performed by Jamie Foxx
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 100 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bentley Kyle Evans
Marcus King (seasons 2–5)
Bennie R. Richburg, Jr. (seasons 2–5)
Jamie Foxx (seasons 3–5)
Producer(s) Drew Brown
Production location(s) Los Angeles, California (setting)
Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, California (taping location)
Camera setup Videotape; Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Bent Outta Shape Productions
Foxx-Hole Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
(2000-present)
Telepictures Distribution
(2000-2003)
Release
Original network The WB
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release August 28, 1996 – January 14, 2001

The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on The WB from August 28, 1996, to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.

Although the show was not a major success with the ratings due to The WB being a relatively new network, the show did help launch Foxx's acting career while also relaunching Morris' career after his 1994 shooting. It also served as a launch pad for Beauvais who would go on to star in ABC's NYPD Blue.

Synopsis[edit]

Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring musician from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the financially strapped King's Tower, which is owned by his aunt and uncle, Helen and Junior King (Ellia English and Garrett Morris).

Among his co-workers during the series' run were the beautiful and intelligent Francesca "Fancy" Monroe (Garcelle Beauvais) and Jamie's high-strung, stuffed-shirt, "bourgeois" nemesis Braxton P. Hartnabrig (Christopher B. Duncan).

Jamie's romantic overtures toward Fancy were mostly unrequited until the final two seasons, when the two began to tentatively date and eventually became engaged. Braxton, who generally served as the brunt of Jamie's insults, was known to get in a few digs of his own as the series progressed.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122August 28, 1996 (1996-08-28)May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14)
222September 7, 1997 (1997-09-07)May 17, 1998 (1998-05-17)
320September 17, 1998 (1998-09-17)May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)
424September 24, 1999 (1999-09-24)May 19, 2000 (2000-05-19)
512October 8, 2000 (2000-10-08)January 14, 2001 (2001-01-14)

Reruns and syndication[edit]

The series aired in broadcast syndication distributed by Telepictures Distribution and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution which reruns on Fox, UPN, and The WB or independent affiliates from 2000 to 2003. The series had reran weeknights at 7:00pm EST on New York City's local UPN's affiliation WWOR-TV replacing In the House until Fall 2003, when it was replaced with reruns of The King of Queens. Reruns of the series also aired on BET from 2005 to 2008 and started airing once again September 2009 to 2016, and as part of The CW Television Network's The CW Daytime (along with reruns of The Wayans Bros.) block from September 2008 to September 2009. As of 2010, reruns also air on Centric. In Jamaica, the series aired on both major stations Television Jamaica and CVM Television.

Several episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show were also available on AOL's In2TV, which allowed Internet users to watch streamed or download high resolution episodes of various favorite classics.[1] Since Time Warner's June 2009 announcement that it would split from America Online, the episodes have been moved over to AOL Video.

DVD releases[edit]

Warner Home Video released season one of The Jamie Foxx Show on DVD in Region 1 on February 8, 2005.

Warner Archive has subsequently released seasons 2-4 on DVD. These are Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) releases, available from such sellers as Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[2][3][4][5]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 February 8, 2005
The Complete Second Season 22 March 7, 2017
The Complete Third Season 20 June 27, 2017
The Complete Fourth Season 23 October 24, 2017
The Complete Fifth Season 12 TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1998 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jamie Foxx Won
1999 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Comedy Series The Jamie Foxx Show Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jamie Foxx Nominated
2000 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jamie Foxx Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Television Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated
2001 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jamie Foxx Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Television Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated

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