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      Season 1 – The Jamie Foxx Show

      1996 Comedy List
      17% 6 Reviews Tomatometer Texas native Jamie King is an aspiring actor who heads to Hollywood in hopes to find fame and fortune in the entertainment industry. To support himself, he works at his uncle's Los Angeles hotel, the King's Towers. On the job, he competes for the attention of gorgeous desk clerk Francesca "Fancy" Monroe, who has made it clear that she is not interested in an office romance. Nevertheless, Jamie is determined to hone his skills as an entertainer and move into the limelight. Read More Read Less

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Aug 28, 1996 Pilot Aspiring actor Jamie (Jamie Foxx) moves to Hollywood and takes a job and a room at his aunt and uncle's hotel. With Garrett Morris and Garcelle Beauvais. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 4, 1996 The Bad Seed Trying to win favor with Fancy, Jamie becomes a Big Brother, but ends up with more than he bargained for. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 11, 1996 Burned Twice by the Same Flame When Jamie's (Jamie Foxx) ex turns up at the hotel, he misreads her intentions about getting together again. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 18, 1996 Who's Da Man? Braxton (Christopher B. Duncan) proves himself a lady-killer when he and Jamie (Jamie Foxx) spend a night on the town. NBA star Gary Payton guest stars. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 25, 1996 We Finally Got a Piece of the Pie Jamie uses Aunt Helen's sweet-potato pie recipe to go into business. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 2, 1996 And Bubba Makes Three Braxton's (Christopher B. Duncan) uncouth parents embarrass him when they attend a dinner held in his honor. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 9, 1996 Stuck on You The diamond ring Junior bought for Helen won't come off Fancy's finger. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 30, 1996 Kiss & Tell An accidental Halloween kiss leaves Jamie and Fancy (Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais) fantasizing about each other. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 6, 1996 Seems Like Old Times Jamie (Jamie Foxx) looks to get his big show biz break from one of Uncle Junior's (Garrett Morris) old Army buddies. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 13, 1996 A Star Is Almost Born Jamie lands a small role in an action film, but when he knocks out a main actor, he must face the film's star, Jackie Chin. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 20, 1996 A Killer Ending Jamie (Jamie Foxx) suspects a serial killer is loose in the hotel and that Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) is his next victim. Guests stars David Koechner. Details Episode 12 Aired Nov 27, 1996 A Thanksgiving to Remember Jamie (Jamie Foxx) takes advantage of his acquaintance with a football star (guest star Dondre Whitfield) to promote the hotel. With Garrett Morris. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 8, 1997 I Am What I Scam Jamie (Jamie Foxx) puts himself at risk when Fancy's (Garcelle Beauvais) ex-boyfriend returns to ask for her hand in marriage. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 22, 1997 I Do, I Didn't Fancy's about-to-be-married friend wakes up with Jamie after a wild party. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 29, 1997 Little Red Corvette Jamie buys a sports car to impress a woman, only to find that it's stolen property. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 5, 1997 Act Like You Love Me Jamie (Jamie Foxx) enrolls in an acting class taught by an accomplished actress (guest star Janet Hubert) who takes a strong liking to him. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 12, 1997 Westside Jamie struggles to keep the hotel together after rap trio Westside Connection hosts a raging house party. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 19, 1997 The Young and the Meatless Jamie (Jamie Foxx) changes his eating habits for Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) when she becomes intrigued by a '70s health guru. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 26, 1997 Step Up to Get Beat Down Jamie is (Jamie Foxx) excited when he lands a record deal, until he reads the fine print in his contract. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 30, 1997 Break Yourself, Fool Jamie and Braxton (Jamie Foxx, Christopher B. Duncan) end up hostages in a bank robbery; Jamie tries to ward off Fancy's (Garcelle Beauvais) new beau (Kristoff St. John). Details Episode 21 Aired May 7, 1997 I've Fallen and I Won't Get up Jamie defends himself in Judge Jackson's court, but his defense crumbles when Marsha Darden cross-examines him. Details Episode 22 Aired May 14, 1997 Save the Drama for Your Mama Jamie's mother must choose between a paying gig or singing with him at a fund-raiser; Braxton tries a magic act. Details

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      Noel Holston and Neal Justin Minneapolis Star Tribune Despite [Jamie Foxx's] talent and the presence of some good old pros in supporting roles, there's nothing new in his showing off for the hotel's gorgeous marketing director or his putdowns of its Cornell-educated buppie accountant. Oct 19, 2021 Full Review Caryn James New York Times The characters think it's a wild success, but it doesn't look that way from the other side of the television screen. Jul 16, 2019 Full Review Rick Kushman Sacramento Bee Mindless if harmless silliness Not a lot to recommend and it commits the crime of wasting Garrett Morris Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 21, 2021 Full Review James Endrst Hartford Courant It's very broad, very loud and not very entertaining... The talent is here. The show is nowhere. Oct 19, 2021 Full Review Diane Holloway Austin American-Statesman Foxx's talent is wasted in the pilot... Unamusing insult and sex jokes abound. Oct 14, 2021 Full Review Melissa Camacho Common Sense Media Featuring an all-African-American cast, The Jamie Foxx Show's humor relies more on good comedy writing than strong or demeaning racial stereotypes. Rated: 3/5 May 28, 2019 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Director
      Shelley Jensen, Scott Baio, Joel Zwick, Paul Miller, John Sgueglia, Art Dielhenn, Steve Zuckerman
      Executive Producer
      Bentley Kyle Evans, Marcus King, Sandy Frank
      Screenwriter
      Bentley Kyle Evans, Cooper James, Larry Wilmore, Kevin Boyd, Leo J. Lawrence, Kyra Keene, Craig Davis, Janine Sherman Barrois
      Network
      The WB
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Aug 28, 1996