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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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1x17: The Hand That Robs the Cradle recap: Overton is working on the girls' doorbell when Kyle enters wearing oversized sunglasses. Overton teases him, so Kyle explains that he just got back from the opthalmologist. He sighs that he needs glasses. Overton doesn't think this is a big deal, but Kyle is depressed because he considers himself a perfect male specimen. He feels it is pathetic that he needs glasses. Overton tells him to stop whining, as he is not pathetic. He hands him his coffee cup so that he can get back to work. Khadijah walks out, takes a look at Kyle with the large glasses, and drops a coin into his cup... read more.

1x16: Fatal Distraction recap: Overton tells Regine that there are no mice in her closet, and that the squeaking she heard was caused by a box of valuables hidden under the floorboards. Regine is confused, but pretends the box is hers. She opens it, and is disappointed to find a bunch of letters. Synclaire notes that they are love letters, and discovers that one was written in 1894. Overton says they could be worth a lot of money, so Regine wants to look under the floors in all the other closets... read more.

1x15: Living Kringle recap: Khadijah congratulates her employees for their hard work. They are wildly excited to learn they will be receiving Christmas bonuses, until they find out they are only getting Flavor baseball caps. Khadijah forces them to feign enthusiasm by asking if they want to keep their jobs... read more.

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.
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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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