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Living Single

Living Single

Living Single focuses on the personal and professional lives of six African American friends residing in New York City. Khadijah James (Queen Latifah) is the founder and editor of Flavor Magazine, an independent publication aimed at the young urban audience. She shares an apartment in a Brooklyn brownstone with her sweet-but-eccentric cousin Synclaire (Kim Coles), an aspiring actress who works as a receptionist at Flavor; and longtime friend Regine Hunter (Kim Fields), a materialistic woman with a knack for picking up gossip. The trio constantly receives unannounced visits from Khadijah's college friend Maxine Shaw (Erika Alexander), a strong-willed attorney who seems to have an aversion to purchasing her own groceries. Also occupying their fair share of time in the apartment are neighbor Overton Wakefield Jones (John Henton), a handyman who frequently offers homespun wisdom; and his best friend, Kyle Barker (T.C. Carson), a self-assured stock broker who is involved in a bizarre love-hate relationship with Max.

Following the fourth season, FOX failed to put the series on the fall schedule, but it was promoted from midseason status when the Scott Baio sitcom Rewind failed to impress and was cancelled before the first episode aired. T.C. Carson appeared in only a few episodes during this fifth (and final) season; and Mel Jackson joined the cast as Tripp Williams, an aspiring songwriter who moves in with Regine and Khadijah following Synclaire's marriage to Overton.
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Final: 5x13 -- Let's Stay Together (Jan/01/1998)

Overton invites Kyle to an impromptu New Year's Eve party after Max makes a stunning discovery about her sperm donor. Synclaire considers a career move.
Queen Latifah
As Khadijah James
Kim Coles
As Synclaire James Jones
Erika Alexander
As Maxine Felice "Max" Shaw
Kim Fields
As Regine Hunter
John Henton
As Overton Wakefield Jones
T.C. Carson
As Kyle Barker (S01-S04; episodes 106-107, 118)
Mel Jackson
As Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III (S05)


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1x14: Burglar in the House recap: Khadijah, Synclaire, Overton, Max and Kyle try some diet food. Khadijah complains about the terrible taste, but Synclaire and Overton seem to like it. Someone rings the doorbell and begins pounding on the door. It is Regine, who announces that her purse has been snatched... read more.

1x13: Love Takes a Holiday recap: Regine arrives home with a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving. She discovers that the freezer is full, and Max suggests eating the ice cream and chocolate to clear out some space. Khadijah is reluctant to join her because it is only 9 AM, and Regine says she needs a very good reason to eat something so decadent. Max reminds her that they are making room for the turkey, so Regine agrees... read more.

1x12: Crappy Birthday recap: Overton uses an air compressor to clean dust out of the girls' kitchen window. He impresses Synclaire with a fact about dust being composed mainly of dead skin cells. She shows off the cake she has made for Khadijah's birthday, and starts to put candles on it. Overton shares that he doesn't like candles on a cake because it requires someone to blow his or her breath all over the food that others will eat. He tries to use the compressor on the cake, and sprays frosting all over Synclaire... read more.

1x11: The Naked Truth recap: Kyle and Overton arrive as the group prepares to go out. Overton is very excited about going to Veggie World. Regine bursts in and demands that someone turn on the television because she is about to be on TV. She turns on the news, and can be seen in the background mugging for the camera as a reporter asks someone a question. Her friends are unimpressed, and ignore her and head for the door... read more.

1x10: Quittin' Time recap: The roommates are playing cards. Synclaire yells out, "Gin!" even though they are playing poker. Max arrives after a bad date (his credit card was declined). They invite her to hang out with them, and Regine insists, "When you hurt, we all hurt." The phone rings, and Regine answers it. She then tells the girls that she's leaving for a date, taking the whipped cream with her. She claims, "If I have a good time, we all have a good time.".. read more.
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Chip Hurd as Bar Patron (12 eps)
Cress Williams as Terrence "Scooter" Williams (10 eps)
Bumper Robinson as Ivan Ennis (8 eps)
Steven Gilborn as Jeffrey Higgins (4 eps)
Khalil Kain as Keith (4 eps)
Rita Owens as Rita James (4 eps)
Dorien Wilson as Rev. Leslie Taylor (4 eps)
Bobby Hosea as Lawrence (3 eps)
Heavy D as Darryl (3 eps)

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