Kevin Hill

Jim 2000s

Aired: 2004 UPN Kevin Hill

DAD: Kevin Hill (Taye Diggs) / single

DAD’S JOB: Hotshot Entertainment Lawyer

KIDS: six-month old daughter of cousin


STAND-IN “MOM”: George (Patrick Breen) / Gay Nanny

UPN lifted this idea from Fox’s 1999 series, Holding The Baby, which in turn was lifted from Granada TV’s (UK) series Holding The Baby. Neither previous series was a commercial success. And neither was this go-round.

UPN spills it this way:

KEVIN HILL stars Taye Diggs as a 28-year-old, self-made, hotshot entertainment lawyer in New York City with the ultimate bachelor life–a high-power job, plenty of pretty ladies and enough money to buy whatever he wants. Through all of his exploits, he is joined by his buddy, the charming and witty Dame (Jon Seda). But, Kevin’s whole life turns upside down when he’s left to raise the six-month-old daughter of his cousin, who unexpectedly passed away. After figuring out how to deal with bottles, diapers and his new no-nonsense, gay nanny George (Patrick Breen), Kevin quits his workaholic law firm for a flex-time, boutique law office, Grey & Associates, owned and staffed completely by women. Kevin must adjust his attitude when dealing with his new co-workers, who include Jessie Grey (Michael Michele), a professional single mom and boss; Nicolette Raye (Christina Hendricks), the office’s most underestimated legal weapon; and Veronica Carter (Kate Levering), a whip-smart diva, who previously had a one-night stand with Kevin. Despite continuing temptation from his party buddies, Kevin is determined to walk the line between the women at his job, the women that he chases, and the baby girl in the crib.

Too many characters. Too many women. And as it turned out, not too many episodes.