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My Wife and Kids 

Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

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Don Reo, Damon Wayans
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Damon Wayans ...  Michael Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Tisha Campbell-Martin ...  Janet 'Jay' Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
George Gore II ...  Michael Kyle Jr. 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Parker McKenna Posey ...  Kady Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Jennifer Freeman ...  Claire Kyle 111 episodes, 2001-2005
Noah Gray-Cabey ...  Franklin Aloysius Mumford / ... 60 episodes, 2002-2005
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Storyline

Damon Wayans plays Michael Kyle, a man on a tragically funny quest for a "traditional" family. He's a not-so-modern man living in a very modern world. Can you relate? His stay-at-home bride (Tisha Campbell-Martin) became a stock market trailblazer. His only son idolizes gangster rap stars instead of him. His moody, adolescent daughter's two favorite hobbies are asking him for money and giving him grief. And his youngest daughter rarely lets her daddy have the last word. Perhaps after all of the chaos is over, he will realize that his dream of having a normal American family came true a long time ago. Written by Marek Horvat

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He thinks he's the head of the family. Humor him. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wife and Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Season 5 finale, "The 'V' Story", ended with an intense cliffhanger, but was not intended to be the final episode. However, the show's cancellation was announced the day before the episode's premiere, and this came to be the series finale. See more »

Quotes

Michael Kyle: [referring to rap groups] They don't even sing anymore, they just say - "You know the words. Sing along."
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An absolute ABC classic!
22 January 2006 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

"MY WIFE AND KIDS," in my opinion, is an absolute ABC classic! I haven't seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. There are many episodes that I enjoyed. One of them was where Junior (George O. Gore II) got his driver's license. If you want to know why, you'll have to have seen it for yourself. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, even though it can be seen in syndication now, I strongly recommend you catch it just in case it goes off the air for good.


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