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Living Single

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In the opening credits, Queen Latifah and Kim Coles alternate as the first person listed. This is based on production order, so if one is listed first for consecutive episodes, it means that the episode is airing out of production order.
 
The original title of the series was My Girls.
 
Prior to Living Single, series creator Yvette Lee Bowser served as a writer and producer on A Different World. Many cast members from that show would go on to make guest appearances on Living Single. During the first season, Cree Summer (Freddie Brooks on Different World) appeared in the episode "Love Thy Neighbor," and Charnele Brown (Kimberly Reese) was in "Friends Like These" just a few episodes later. Season 2 saw appearances from Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Wayne) in "Who's Scooping Who?" and Lou Myers (Vernon Gaines) in "To Grandmother's House We Go." Jasmine Guy (Whitley Gilbert-Wayne) guest-starred in season 3's "Shrink to Fit," as did Darryl M. Bell (Ron Johnson) in "Dear John" and Karen Malina White (Charmaine Brown) in "Woman to Woman." Bumper Robinson, who had a major recurring role as Dorian Heywood on the final season of A Different World, also had a recurring role during the third and fourth seasons of Living Single, making eight appearances as Ivan Ennis.
 
Kim Fields and John Henton dated during the show's first season.
 
Living Single received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice, in 1996 and 1998. It was also nominated in 1997.
 
T.C. Carson and Erika Alexander would reprise their roles as Kyle and Max in 2005 on an episode of the UPN sitcom Half & Half, for which Yvette Lee Bowser served as an executive producer.
 
Khadijah (Queen Latifah) can frequently be seen wearing a key around her neck. This is the motorcycle key belonging to Latifah's brother, Lance Owens Jr., who died in a motorcycle accident in 1992.
 
Living Single was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 1997.
 
During the third season, Kim Fields and Kim Coles guest-starred as their Living Single characters on the series that followed it in the lineup, The Crew, in the hopes of boosting that show's ratings.
 
Kim Coles, Kim Fields, Erika Alexander, John Henton and T.C. Carson reunited in 2008 to reminisce about the series in an hour-long special that aired on TV One.
 
Erika Alexander dated Richard Lyons, who had a recurring role as Max's sometime love interest, Michael. (This is according to a 2010 interview Queen Latifah did for backstage.com, in which she speaks of Lyons coaching her for her role in the 1996 film Set It Off at Alexander's recommendation.)
 
During the fourth season, the series was featured (along with Martin and New York Undercover) in musical ads featuring clips of each show to the tune of Tony! Toni! Toné!'s "Let's Get Down." The tag line for the commercials was "It's a Thursday Thing." Ironically, none of the three series were then included in FOX's original Thursday night lineup for the following fall, although Living Single was called in as a replacement for another show.
 

Network: FOX ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy, Romance/Dating
Status: Canceled
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 22, 1993
Ended: January 01, 1998
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