| Produced by celebrity couple Will Smith
and Jada Pinkett Smith, All of us is inspired by the domestic
adventures of the couple and reflects a new generation's enlightened
attitude toward the extended family dynamic with humor, sensitivity
and heart, while the Monday night hit Eve, starring hip-hop
sensation Eve as Shelly, a beautiful and intelligent woman of the
new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21century
love, sex, romance and career.
Touted as the most watched shows on UPN, the channel decision to
pick up the two new shows for a full season indicates popularity
of the comedies and networks streak to developing and launching
new comedy hits.
Part of UPN's new Tuesday comedy block, All of us has quickly
become the network's breakout hit. With over 4.5 million, according
to the channel statistics, having tuned in to watch the series,
All of us is deemed as the most watched series and highest rated
show among persons 12-34 (2.3/7) of the 2003-2004 season. According
to the statistics, the comedy has managed to beat the final season
performance of popular horror thriller Buffy The Vampire Slayer
when compared to the all key demographics, including +5 per cent
among adults 18-34, +5 per cent among adults 18-49 and +17 per cent
among total viewers.
Whereas ratings of Eve, which joined UPN's Monday night
comedy block on 15 September 2003, have grown by +17 per cent in
the Network's target demographic of adults 18-34, +6 per cent among
adults 18-49, and +10 per cent among total viewers, as well as among
female categories. In its last outing, Eve ranked as UPN's
most watched Monday comedy, with around 4.5 million viewers tuning
in, for the first time this season.
Starring Duane Martin (Deliver Us from Eva) as Robert James
Sr, Elise Neal (UPN's The Hughleys) as Tia Jewel, LisaRaye
(The Players Club ) as Neesee James, Khamani Griffin (Daddy
Day Care ) as Robert James Jr. and Tony Rock (The Chris Rock
Show ) as Dirk Black, All of us is produced by Overbrook
Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television Production
Inc. The show marks return of the Will Smith (Men in Black II
) and Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Reloaded) after
nearly a decade. Along with the couple James Lassiter (Ali
) and Betsy Borns (Friends ) will be the executive producers
for the show.
Produced by the Greenblatt Janollari Studio in association with
Warner Bros. Television Production Inc, Eve stars Shelly
Williams, Jason George (Barbershop, UPN's Platinum)
as JT Hunter, Ali Landry (Spy TV ) as Rita Lefleur, Natalie
Desselle-Reid (For Your Love) as Janie Egins, Brian Hooks
(Bulworth ) as Nick Delaney and Sean Maguire (Off Centre
) as Donovan Brink. Executive produced by Robert Greenblatt
and David Janollari (UPN's One on one, Platinum and Six
Feet Under ). Meg DeLoatch (UPN's One on one ) is the
creator, co-executive producer and the writer. Eve, Troy Carter
and Dave Duclon are co-executive producers. EVE is a production
of The Greenblatt Janollari Studio in association with Warner Bros.
Television Production Inc.
With Indian penchant for the sitcoms, the both shows seem an ideal
contender to vie for some desi eyeballs.