UPN Announces Fall Line-UP
Well, since I didn't see a posting for UPN's Fall Line-Up, I figured I would add one:
8 The Parkers
8:30 The Opposite Sex
9:30 Half and Half
8 One on One
8:30 All of Us
9 Rock Me Baby
9:30 The Mullets
9 Jake 2.0
8 WWE Smackdown
THE OPPOSITE SEX stars Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop sensation Eve ("Barbershop") as Shelly, a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st century love, sex, romance and career. Strong and confident, Shelly brings a fresh attitude to the male/female equation and coolly expects to receive just as much as she gives. Ali Landry ("Spy TV") stars as Rita and Natalie Desselle ("For Your Love") stars as Janie, Shelly's two best friends who offer conflicting advice as Shelly tries to find her way on the rocky road to love. Also advising Shelly is their ultra-hip and handsome friend Donovan (Eddie McClintock, "Stark Raving Mad") who seems to know all the right people and places to go. Representing the male side of the relationship equation, there's J.T. (Bumper Robinson, "Sabrina The Teenage Witch"), a handsome, regular kind of guy who really enjoys being single. Then there's his best pal, Nick, (Brian Hooks, "The Chatroom") who is looking for that one perfect woman who can meet his very exacting standards. THE OPPOSITE SEX examines a real and relatable male/female relationship from each side in an innovative, witty and amorous look at the battles of the sexes.
Produced by: The Greenblatt Janollari Studio in association with Warner Bros. Television
Executive producers: Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari (UPN's PLATINUM, ONE ON ONE and "Six Feet Under")
Co-executive producer/writer: Meg DeLoatch (UPN's ONE ON ONE)
ALL OF US is inspired by the domestic adventures of entertainment superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and reflects a new generation's enlightened attitude toward the extended family dynamic with humor, sensitivity and heart. Duane Martin ("Deliver Us From Eva") stars as Robert James, an entertainment reporter for a local Los Angeles television station whose best friend is also his publicist, the three-time divorced Dirk (Tony Rock, "The Chris Rock Show"). Robert is handsome, smart and a thoroughly modern man in his thinking, as he should be, considering his romantic and parental entanglements. On the verge of finalizing his divorce from the somewhat self-absorbed Neesee (LisaRaye, "Envy"), the mother of their endearing five-year-old son, Bobby, Jr. (Khamani Griffin, "Daddy Day Care"), he is madly in love with Tia, (Elise Neal, UPN's THE HUGHLEYS), a funny, clever kindergarten teacher. This humorous and heartwarming comedy is a fresh, timely look at many young parents' new, compassionate attitude toward how divorced parents raise their children together.
Produced by: Overbrook Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television Productions
Executive producers: Will Smith ("Men In Black II"), Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix Reloaded"), James Lassiter ("Ali"), Betsy Borns ("Friends")
ROCK ME BABY is a fun, irreverent look at relationships and parenthood as seen through the eyes of Jimmy (Dan Cortese, "Veronica's Closet"), a hip, flagrant shock jock. Jimmy lives for the adrenaline rush he gets from his outrageous behavior, but discovers his life is turned upside down when he and his mostly understanding wife welcome a new baby. Jimmy, the proudly provocative morning radio show DJ, had been on a roll, pushing the outside of the envelope of irreverence. Barely slowed down by his marriage to the cute and funny Beth (Bianca Kajlich, "Halloween: Resurrection"), he is thrown abruptly into reverse when his bouncing baby boy Otis arrives. The on-air party animal has a dilemma: if he makes fun of his home life, he gets in trouble with Beth. If he talks about how warm and fuzzy he feels being a new dad, he gets in trouble with Carl (Carl Anthony Payne, "Martin"), his partner, and Boyle (Joey Slotnick, "Alias"), his boss, both of whom are worried about ratings. As Jimmy settles in, perhaps a little uneasily, to his new responsibilities as a parent, expect him to confidently uphold his wild-man status with plenty of energy left over for his goofy but genuine love for Beth, baby Otis and their eccentric friends.
Produced by: Flame Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television
Executive producers: Tony Krantz ("24"), Bob Myer ("Cybill")
Co-executive producer and writer: Tim Kelleher ("Off Centre")
THE MULLETS are blue-collar, wrestling-loving, light-hearted, optimistic brothers who don the hairstyle that bears their surname ("business in the front, party in the back"). The 20-something brothers, who sport identical mullet haircuts, are actually a study in contrast. Dwayne Mullet (Michael Weaver, "Super Troopers") has a loud, in-your-face demeanor, while Denny Mullet (David Hornsby, "Six Feet Under") is a quieter, more thoughtful, easygoing guy. Their mother Mandi Mullet-Heidecker (Loni Anderson, "WKRP in Cincinnati"), a warm maternal type who couldn't be more proud of her offspring, no matter what they do, recently married Roger Heidecker (John O'Hurley, "Seinfeld"), a clean-cut game show host who is the polar opposite of her boys and her former life. The siblings live life to the fullest while dreaming of bigger and better futures, though their fantasies are out of step with their reality.
Produced by: The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.
Executive producers: Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein ("The Simpsons," "Futurama")
Writers: Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein
Jake 2.0Christopher Gorham ("Felicity") stars as Jake Foley, a computer technician who is transformed into a secret agent for the National Security Agency (NSA) after he is accidentally infected with nanites, based on the real life, beyond-state-of-the-art nanotechnology that reduces the size of a computer to the molecular level. Upon discovering his new mind-boggling powers, Jake begins to operate at an atomic level, possessing superhuman strength, lightning-fast speed, heightened hearing, magnified vision and the ability to communicate telepathically with computers. The NSA soon realizes Jake is an untested asset and forms a Special Ops team with him at its core. JAKE 2.0 also features congressional staffer Sarah Heywood (Marina Black, "Six Feet Under"), Jake's roommate Darin (Matt Czuchry, "Young Americans"), senior agent Kyle Duarte (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, UPN's ENTERPRISE), senior agent Louise Beckett (Judith Scott, "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation") and research doctor Diane Hughes (Keegan Connor Tracy, "Final Destination 2").
Produced by: Roundtable Entertainment, in association with Viacom Productions, Inc.
Executive producers: Gina Matthews ("What Women Want"), Grant Scharbo ("Deep Core"), Silvio Horta ("The Chronicle")