Episodes: 91 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 23, 2002 – May 15, 2006
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Essence Atkins, Alec Mapa, Rachel True, Valarie Pettiford, Telma Hopkins, Chico Benymon, MC Lyte, Obba Babatunde, Penny Bae Bridges, Christopher Boyd, Al Whiting, Al Whiting, and Joseph Lawrence
TV show description:
This sitcom follows two half-sisters, Mona (Rachel True) and Dee Dee Thorne (Essence Atkins), who grew up separately and in very different homes.
Years ago, outspoken Phyliss (Telma Hopkins) had divorced Charles Thorne (Obba Babatunde) when their daughter Mona was a small child. Wealthy Charles then married self-absorbed Big Dee Dee (Valarie Pettiford) and together, they had Dee Dee.
While Dee Dee grew up spoiled in a two-parent home, Mona was raised to be a practical woman by her single mother. Mona supports herself as a self-reliant music industry executive while perky Dee Dee is a law student and social butterfly.
Charles desperately wants to forge a relationship with Mona so he promises her the penthouse in his apartment building. While she’s settling in, Big Dee Dee shows up with her daughter and wants the penthouse for her little girl. To keep the peace, Mona agrees to take another apartment in the building and the two half-sisters begin to get a taste of what it’s like to have a sibling.
Other characters include Mona’s friends and co-workers, fellow A&R executive Spencer Williams (Chico Benymon) and very gay receptionist, Adam Benet (Alec Mapa);