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
Composer(s)Ray Colcord
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21 (7 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Michael Jacobs
Ehrich Van Lowe
Producer(s)Mitchell Bank
Mark Brull
Doug E. Doug
April Kelly
Brian LaPan
Stan Seidel
Dawn Tarnofsky
Editor(s)Marco Zappia
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 5 (1993-03-05) –
November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)

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


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 ratings were very low, 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. George was subsequently moved to Wednesdays and canceled after airing nine episodes.


Recurring cast[edit]

  • Almayvonne – Vonzella


Season 1 (1993)[edit]

No. Title Notes Original air date
1 "Occupant" No synopsis available. March 5, 1993
2 "One Dead Mother" No synopsis available. March 12, 1993
3 "Curf Me? ... Curfew!" No synopsis available. March 19, 1993
4 "My Fair Forward" No synopsis available. March 26, 1993
5 "Doug Gets Busy" No synopsis available. April 2, 1993
6 "Dontay's Inferno" No synopsis available. April 6, 1993
7 "Past Tense, Future Imperfect" No synopsis available. April 9, 1993
8 "Opposites Attack" No synopsis available. April 16, 1993
9 "Married ... with Children" No synopsis available. April 23, 1993
10 "Malcolm 2X" No synopsis available. April 30, 1993
11 "I Live Where?" No synopsis available. May 7, 1993
12 "Shirt Happens" No synopsis available. Unaired
13 "The Terminator" No synopsis available. Unaired

Season 2 (1993)[edit]

No. Title Notes Original air date
14 "Big Mon on Campus" No synopsis available. November 6, 1993
15 "I Am Not a Role Model" No synopsis available. November 13, 1993
16 "The Big Easy" No synopsis available. November 20, 1993
17 "Local Hero" No synopsis available. Unaired
18 "Miracle on 134th Street" No synopsis available. Unaired
19 "Class Action" No synopsis available. Unaired
20 "The Domino Theory" No synopsis available. Unaired
21 "Let Them Eat Snacks" No synopsis available. Unaired


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


  1. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. Hyperion Books. pp. 435–437. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1510. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.

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