One on One

Jim 2000s

Aired: 2001 UPN One on One

DAD: Flex Washington (Flex Alexander) / Divorced

DAD’S JOB: Sportscaster

KIDS: Breanna (15)(Kyla Pratt)

WHERE’S MOM?: Took job in another country

STAND-IN “MOM”: Flex’s parents, or possibly Duane/Flex’s Buddy (Kelly Perine)

UPN, licking its wounds from the last TV Single Dad go-round (Greg Evigan’s Home Rules) bravely tried with this Moesha-replacing sitcom. Eunetta Boone, who created The Hughleys and was a story editor on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was the producer.

I saw the pilot, and it’s pretty much formulaic, with trendy pop-culture references that’ll definitely seem dated if the show lasted long enough for reruns. The writing needed to improve, because this was a tried-and-true format (daddy-daughter relationship) that’s been around since the Ur-series of TV Single Dads, My Little Margie.