Where I Live

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Where I Live
Created byMichael Jacobs
Ehrich Van Lowe
Written byAlan Daniels
Gary Hardwick
Michael Jacobs
April Kelly
Lore Kimbrough
Paula Mitchell Manning
Ehrich Van Lowe
Stan Seidel
Directed byArlene Sanford
Rob Schiller
David Trainer
Tom Trbovich
Michael Zinberg
StarringDoug E. Doug
Flex Alexander
Shaun Baker
Lorraine Toussaint
Yunoka Doyle
Jason Bose Smith
Sullivan Walker
Theme music composerRay Colcord
ComposerRay Colcord
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21 (7 unaired)
Executive producersMichael Jacobs
Ehrich Van Lowe
ProducersMitchell Bank
Mark Brull
Doug E. Doug
April Kelly
Brian LaPan
Stan Seidel
Dawn Tarnofsky
EditorMarco Zappia
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companyTouchstone Television Michael Jacobs Productions
Original release
ReleaseMarch 5 (1993-03-05) –
November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)

Where I Live is an American sitcom that premiered on March 5, 1993, as part of ABC's TGIF lineup. The series was created and executive produced by Michael Jacobs and Ehrich Van Lowe.[1] Its final episode aired on November 20, 1993.


The series starred Doug E. Doug as Douglas St. Martin, a Trinidadian American teenager living in the Harlem section of New York City. He lived with his caring, hard-working parents and his younger sister. Much of the show focused on Douglas's misadventures with his best friends, Reggie (Flex) and Malcolm (Shaun Baker). The show was based on Doug E. Doug's own childhood.

A midseason replacement, the series drew critical acclaim for its realistic portrayals, but the show brought in low ratings compared to rest of the TGIF lineup, putting the show on the brink of cancellation. Support from fans and Bill Cosby helped the show get renewed for a second season.[2] The show returned in the summer on Tuesdays after Full House, which raised the ratings temporarily. Bill Cosby then became a consultant on the series. However, the show was moved to Saturday nights with the debuting George as its lead-in for its second season, and the ratings were even lower than before. Eight episodes were produced for the second season, but the series was cancelled after only three of them had aired.




  • Almayvonne as Vonzella


Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113March 5, 1993 (1993-03-05)May 7, 1993 (1993-05-07)
28November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)

Season 1 (1993)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date Viewers
11"Occupant"Arlene SanfordMichael Jacobs & Ehrich Van LoweMarch 5, 1993 (1993-03-05)16.9[3]
22"One Dead Mother"David TrainerLore KimbroughMarch 12, 1993 (1993-03-12)18.1[4]
33"Curf Me? ... Curfew!"David TrainerGary HardwickMarch 19, 1993 (1993-03-19)15.9[5]
44"My Fair Forward"David TrainerEhrich Van LoweMarch 26, 1993 (1993-03-26)15.9[6]
55"Doug Gets Busy"Rob SchillerEhrich Van LoweApril 2, 1993 (1993-04-02)15.6[7]
66"Dontay's Inferno"David TrainerStan SeidelApril 6, 1993 (1993-04-06)18.1[8]
77"Past Tense, Future Imperfect"David TrainerPaula Mitchell ManningApril 9, 1993 (1993-04-09)14.8[8]
88"Opposites Attack"David TrainerAlan DanielsApril 16, 1993 (1993-04-16)14.8[9]
99"Married ... with Children"David TrainerAlan Daniels & Lore KimbroughApril 23, 1993 (1993-04-23)15.0[10]
1010"Malcolm 2X"David TrainerApril KellyApril 30, 1993 (1993-04-30)14.8[11]
1111"I Live Where?"Rob SchillerGary HardwickMay 7, 1993 (1993-05-07)14.4[12]
1212"The Terminator"Tom TrbovichStan SeidelUnaired (Unaired)N/A
1313"Shirt Happens"David TrainerApril KellyUnaired (Unaired)N/A

Season 2 (1993)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date Viewers
141"Big Mon on Campus"Michael ZinbergGary HardwickNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)8.7[13]
152"I Am Not a Role Model"UnknownUnknownNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)8.6[14]
163"The Big Easy"UnknownUnknownNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)7.9[15]
174"Local Hero"Tom TrbovichStan SeidelUnaired (Unaired)N/A
185"Miracle on 134th Street"Matthew DiamondDave Caplan & Brian LaPanUnaired (Unaired)N/A
196"Class Action"TBDTBDUnaired (Unaired)N/A
207"The Domino Theory"Matthew DiamondLynn MametUnaired (Unaired)N/A
218"Let Them Eat Snacks"TBDTBDUnaired (Unaired)N/A


Reruns of the series, including the unaired episodes, were broadcast on the TV One cable network in 2009.

In The Netherlands, the series was aired by RTL 4.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1994 Young Artist Awards Best Youth Comedian Doug E. Doug Nominated
Best Youth Actress Recurring or Regular in a TV Series Yunoka Doyle Nominated


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