Aired: 1997-1999 (The WB)
DAD: Floyd Henderson (John Marshall Jones) / Widower
KIDS: Marcus Henderson (Jason Weaver) (16), Yvette Henderson (Essence Atkins) (15), T.J.Henderson (Tahj Mowry) (10)
WHERE’S MOM? Dead — unknown cause
STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown
Ever see the movie, Little Man Tate? Cross out Jodie Foster and make her a dad, and you’ve got Smart Guy.
Here’s Disney’s take on The Smart Guy:
Tahj Mowry stars as 10-year-old genius T.J. Henderson, whose fast-track leap into high school throws his life and family into uproarious upheaval, in Walt Disney Television’s new half-hour comedy series, “Smart Guy”
Here’s two factoids about the main “Smart Guy” actor, Tahj Mowry:
Factoid One, he’s the younger brother of twin sisters who are on a show that ALMOST qualifies as a TV Single Dad show (but doesn’t, because the Mom line gets too vague sometimes): Tia and Tamera Mowry of Sister, Sister.
Factoid Two: This is Tahj’s THIRD TV Single Dad show! He made his debut as a guest star on Who’s the Boss? and later had a recurring role as Teddy, a friend of the Olsen Twins, on Full House. Typecasting?
Update May 19, 1999: The WB said, “Goodbye, Guy!” to this series, while at the same time cancelling Taj’s sisters’ show. Must have been a bad day at the Mowry house. Bye, Henderson family!