The series, which was loosely based on creator and executive producers Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's own blended family, revolved around Robert James (Duane Martin) a divorced TV entertainment reporter with a young son, Robert "Bobby" James, Jr. (Khamani Griffin), and his fiancée, Tia Jewel (Elise Neal), a kindergarten teacher who helped him through the breakup of his first marriage. Robert shares custody of his son with his ex-wife Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy), with whom he shares a tenuously friendly relationship for the sake of their son. Robert also finds himself in a difficult situation, attempting to maintain the peace, however uneasy, between his ex-wife and his fiancée. Friends of the couple included Dirk Black (Tony Rock), Robert's single best friend and producer, and Tia's best friend and fellow teacher Jonelle Abrahams (Terri J. Vaughn). In season three, Tia breaks off her engagement to Robert, leaving a newly single Robert faced with a situation wherein Neesee must move in with him and Bobby temporarily after her apartment building is destroyed by fire. In addition to Tia, two other supporting characters, Jonelle and Turtle (James Vincent), were written out of the series. In season four, Laivan Greene joined the cast as Courtney, Dirk's long-lost daughter.
Following his breakup with his former fiance Tia and losing his job a few months earlier, Robert tries to get his life back on track, until his ex-wife Neesee is forced to move in with him after her apartment burns down. Meanwhile, looking to get back into the game, Dirk talks Robert into going to a meeting to pitch a new talk show.
When Neesee and Robert's living together becomes too much for him to take, he pushes her to take a chance on a new place when she receives some insurance money. Meanwhile, when Robert and Dirk shoot the new pilot for their talk show, Dirk gets a massive case of stage frigh
Jumping back into the dating scene, Robert meets a great woman, who is understanding of his current living arrangements, but is disappointed when he finds out she once dated Dirk. Meanwhile, Robert and Neesee teach Bobby, Jr. about the tooth fairy.
To get out of the rut of their non-existent love lives, both Robert and Neesee venture into the online dating scene, but they're surprised by the matchmaking results when it comes time to meet their Internet romances in person. Meanwhile, Dirk relies on advice from 6-year-old Bobby, Jr. to help with his current relationship problem
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After being sent to a prestigious all-white private school, Bobby Jr. returns home declaring he wants to be white, and Robert and Neesee must educate their 6-year- old son on why he should be proud to be black. Meanwhile, after members of a focus group for Robert and Dirk's television show mention that Dirk is too skinny, he starts going to a personal trainer. Congresswoman Maxine Waters guest stars as herself.
After firing the thieving babysitter, Amanda (guest star Mercedes of "America's Next Top Model"), Robert installs a nannycam to watch the new sitter, but when he discovers Neesee has resumed her old smoking habit, his attempt to get her to quit only leads him to actually pick up the habit as well. Meanwhile, despite Robert's advice, Dirk dates Amanda and his belongings begin to slowly disappear.
Robert is surprised to learn Neesee is dating her business lawyer, especially when he learns that Neesee knows that the lawyer is married. Meanwhile, even though they are no longer together, Dirk convinces Jonelle to have his baby.
Despite warning Neesee about getting involved with a married man, Robert finds himself stuck in the middle of the affair when both her new beau and his wife pay him a visit. Meanwhile, Dirk is excited about the baby-making process with Jonelle, but he's caught off guard by how calculated she is about the right time to conceive
When Neesee's college friend Gwen arrives for a visit, an open feud between Robert and Gwen blossoms into a secret romance. Meanwhile, Turtle shows up on the set of Robert and Dirk's talk show and persuades them to act in his low budget western movie.
Filled with the holiday spirit, Robert convinces Neesee, against her better judgment, to let her ex-con brother, Vonte (guest star Alex Thomas), spend Christmas Eve with them. Meanwhile, Robert tries to turn around Dirk's negative thoughts about the Christmas holiday.
Robert asks Neesee to pretend that they're still married for the benefit of his dying aunt, who he never told about their divorce, but when she comes face to face with the woman on her deathbed, an overwrought Neesee just can't keep up the faade. Meanwhile, after running into an old flame who doesn't remember him, Dirk decides it would be a good idea to date her again
When Dirk falls hard for Robert's younger sister, Carmen, Robert and Neesee intervene after catching her in the arms of Nick, and the two force Carmen to tell Dirk the truth. Meanwhile, much to Neesee's chagrin, Carmen brings Bobby a pet frog, but when it gets loose in the house, everyone scrambles to find it before Neesee does.
Robert and Neesee realized they still love each over. Bobby goes on his first overnight camping trip
When Neesee borrows Robert's new assistant without his permission, it triggers an escalating feud between the former spouses over how they take each other for granted as roommates. Meanwhile, after Robert encourages him to spice up his social studies report by turning it into a rap, Bobby is inspired to become a rapper and begins to call himself Lil' B.
Robert and Dirk run into an important food critic at the gym and get him to come to the restaurant. All he wants is to enjoy his meal but Neesee and Robert become so wrapped up in trying to impress him that they not only ruin his evening, they almost ruin their chance for a good review.
When Robert starts dating Bobby's new karate teacher, Kammy, the bond between father and son is tested as Bobby, who also has a crush on her, decides to make his own move to win her over. Meanwhile, in an effort to impress a new lady love, Clarinetta, Dirk turns to Neesee for help in the kitchen with some last-minute cooking lessons
Believing that his relationship with Andrea is not exclusive, Robert accepts a date with attractive segment producer Michele, but when Andrea tells him she wants to get serious, Robert has trouble breaking it off with a clingy Michele. Meanwhile, fearing that Bobby isn't her baby anymore, Neesee decides to get involved with some of the "boy" things he likes to do and ends up on a fishing trip with Bobby and Dirk
Little Bobby blurts out a racist word in the middle of his birthday party, causing debate among the adults.
After a disturbing visit to the doctor's office that makes him feel old, Robert tries to rediscover his youth by getting a motorcycle and dating a young college girl. Meanwhile, Dirk's fender bender with his old flame, Beverly, is double the trouble when a shocking secret is revealed.
After being encouraged by his old flame, Beverly, Dirk tries to develop a relationship with his newly discovered daughter, Courtney. Meanwhile, Robert dates a 19-year-old.