Just Jordan
Just Jordan title logo featuring Lil' JJ as Jordan Lewis
Created byAlison Taylor
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes29 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerRalph Farquhar
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesRosa Floribunda Productions (season 2)
Nickelodeon Productions
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon
ReleaseJanuary 7, 2007 (2007-01-07) –
August 23, 2008 (2008-08-23)

Just Jordan is an American sitcom created by Alison Taylor. It aired on Nickelodeon as a part of the network's TEENick lineup. The series debuted on January 7, 2007, and ended its run on August 23, 2008, with 29 episodes produced.

BET aired reruns of the series until 2010. After several years, reruns made a short-lived return on MTV2, with only 6 episodes airing on October 16, 2016.

Premise

The show follows the exploits and actions of Jordan Lewis, who has moved to Los Angeles from Little Rock. He has to work in his gruff grandfather's diner, and survive with a silly younger sister, a critical cousin, and his over-protective mom who seems to know all his misdeeds before he even conceives of them.

Production

The first season of Just Jordan had 13 episodes, and ran from January 7, 2007, to August 10, 2007. The second season, which was filmed in front of a live studio audience,[1] began September 16, 2007 and ended on March 2, 2008, with the two-part episode "Picture Me Rollin'". The third season saw only three episodes produced, which were later added to season two. Production of the series was halted due to the 2007–08 writer's strike, with Nickelodeon making the decision to cancel the series after season two. In all, the second season had a total of 16 episodes.

Characters

Episodes

Season 1 (2007)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Air Jordan"Henry ChanAlison TaylorJanuary 7, 2007 (2007-01-07)101
Jordan, Tony and Joaquin try out for the basketball team.
22"Fools in the Hood"Joe MenendezSilvia OlivasJanuary 14, 2007 (2007-01-14)102
Jordan, Tony and Joaquin begin acting like thugs to get girls interested in them.
33"Lemme See Your Grill"Tony SingletaryFred JohnsonJanuary 21, 2007 (2007-01-21)105
Jordan spends his first paycheck to buy crazy things. Meanwhile, Grandpa Grant spoils Monica by buying her things for her doll.
44"Home Alone in the Diner"David KendallSabrina CampbellFebruary 11, 2007 (2007-02-11)110
Jordan is left in charge of the diner while his mother, grandpa and sister are in San Diego.
55"No Justice, No Pants"Chip HurdVince Cheung & Ben MontanioFebruary 18, 2007 (2007-02-18)104
Jordan leads a protest against school uniforms. But, his mistakes cause his suspension and threatens his chance with his crush. Meanwhile, Grandpa Grant uses Monica's newfound chess playing ability to beat his friends.
66"Practice What You Preach"Joe MenendezSilvia OlivasFebruary 25, 2007 (2007-02-25)111
Jordan tries to become a preacher.
77"Get a Job"Henry ChanCalvin Brown Jr.March 11, 2007 (2007-03-11)103
Jordan’s grandpa thinks family shouldn’t be paid for working at the diner. Jordan rebels and quits and starts working at the Korean restaurant owned by Grandpa’s long-time rival, Mr. Chung
88"Fists of Funny"Fracaswell HymanJames E. West IIMarch 18, 2007 (2007-03-18)106
Jordan is having the time of his life in his martial arts class until his mom and instructor meet, and hit it off. Jordan doesn’t like the idea of his mom dating people he knows so he tells his instructor that his mom and his dad are getting back together. Meanwhile, Monica also becomes grossed out when Grandpa starts dating the grandmother of one of Monica’s friends.
99"Flip the Script"Chip HurdSilvia OlivasMarch 25, 2007 (2007-03-25)107
Tony is fed up with Tangie’s advances and tells Jordan they can’t hang out as much because of his aggressive cousin. Irritated, Jordan devises a plan whereby Tony “flips the script” on Tangie and starts crowding her space so she’ll lose interest in him. The plan works, until Monica reveals that the boys have been playing her all along and the girls come up with a scheme of their own.
1010"Critter is Buggin"Paul HoenWayne StampsApril 15, 2007 (2007-04-15)109
Jordan ditches Tony for visiting friend, Critter (Chris Warren Jr.).
1111"Jordan's Goose Is Cooked"Fracaswell HymanCalvin Brown Jr.June 3, 2007 (2007-06-03)113
Jordan pretends to be Tamika's boyfriend in order to get rid of an unrequited crush named Goose (Bobb'e J. Thompson).
1212"Krumpshakers"Kim FieldsCalvin Brown Jr.July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19)108
Jordan organizes a team of Krumpers to beat Chung and go to Miami.
1313"Piano Stressin'"Paul HoenRon HolseyAugust 10, 2007 (2007-08-10)112
Jordan gets a new piano player named Lindsey (Miranda Cosgrove) to save his basketball career. This goes wrong when Lindsey's desire to be normal gets out of hand. Then his coach threatens to take him off the team when he has to return Lindsey to her old self. Meanwhile, Tangie goes into jewelry making.

Season 2 (2007–08)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
141"Dancing King"Linda MendozaErnie Bustamante & Alison TaylorSeptember 16, 2007 (2007-09-16)201

When Jordan discovers that a club might be more crooked than cool, he takes a stand that ruins the fun for everyone. When he realizes that he was wrong and he jumped to conclusions too quickly, he has to use his leadership and smooth dancing ability to help his friends get back in.

Note: This episode aired as part of Nickelodeon's dancing lineup, featuring dancing themed episodes of Nickelodeon's sitcoms, and also featured new episodes of Unfabulous, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, and iCarly.
152"Jordan's Got It Bad"Chip Hurd &
Linda Mendoza
Ernie Bustamante, Freddie Guitierrez &
Shauna Robinson
September 23, 2007 (2007-09-23)202
Jordan desperately tries to continue his relationship with Tamika after she moves away, but it soon comes to an end. Luckily, the arrival of a new girl in town inspires him to move on.
163"Dead Man Joaquin"Chip HurdErnie BustamanteSeptember 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)203
When Joaquin tries out for class president Tangie is overpowering him with the girls votes. Now Jordan has to step up and help his friend. Jordan runs but he doesn't know anything about politics so Joaquin is president Tangie loses and becomes the V.P. Meanwhile, Pam tries to help Monica with her homework and decides to go to college.
174"Fame Game"Joe MenendezRalph GreeneNovember 3, 2007 (2007-11-03)204
Jordan and his friends bump into teen pop sensation, CC Livingston (Keke Palmer), who is being chased by the paparazzi.
185"Mr. 500"Joe MenendezTeri SchafferNovember 10, 2007 (2007-11-10)205
Jordan wins a Segway at a convention with Joaquin and Tony, but then sells the device and keeps the cash for himself. Meanwhile, Tangie tries a bit too hard to get Monica an invitation to a party.
196"Slippery When Wet"David KendallDan Cross & David HogeNovember 17, 2007 (2007-11-17)206

Tangie and Autumn read a book that tells you how to control the universe. Jordan uses this to get Tony out of basketball practice by having him slip on the floor, but he realizes the universe gets revenge when his practice players are much bigger than him.

Guest Star: Demi Lovato as Nicole
207"Revenge of the Riff"Robbie CountrymanFreddie Gutierrez,
Wesley Jermaine Johnson &
Scott Taylor
December 1, 2007 (2007-12-01)207
Jordan does Battle of the Bands against a freshman (Leon Thomas III) on a video game and loses. So Jordan and the freshman decide to play a real song on a real guitar. Tony is tutoring Jordan on playing the guitar and later on Tony realizes that the freshman is cheating. Meanwhile, Tangie and Joaquin hold a fundraiser.
218"The Goose, the Puffs, and the Wardrobe"Warren HutchersonFreddie Gutierrez,
Wesley Jermaine Johnson &
Scott Taylor
December 8, 2007 (2007-12-08)208
The Goose is mean to everybody and Tony and Jordan try to make him stop but he won't. Tangie and Joaquin take a dance class for a gym credit.
229"Lord of the Pies"Maynard C. Virgil IJimmy Aleck & Jim KeilyJanuary 12, 2008 (2008-01-12)209

Jordan and his friends bake a rotten pie for a rude customer. They later find out that it is Autumn's dad. The race is on to stop her father from eating the dessert.

Guest Star: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2310"Cool Guys Don't Wear Periwinkle"Eric Dean SeatonTeri SchafferFebruary 10, 2008 (2008-02-10)210
Joaquin gets a date for a dance, which he later finds out is really a prank.
2411"Jump, Jordan"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Teri SchafferFebruary 24, 2008 (2008-02-24)211
Jordan tries to help Grandpa have fun. Grandpa tries to help Jordan with his fear of heights. Meanwhile, Tangie and Monica sell Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches to the diner after hours.
25–2612–13"Picture Me Rollin'"David KendallDan Cross & David HogeMarch 2, 2008 (2008-03-02)212–213

After passing his driver's test, Jordan asks Autumn to be his date for the party. But, Jordan bumps into another car with his, and since he can't drive to the party, he needs to find another person to be willing to.

Note: This two-part episode, were initially the last episodes of season two. The last three episodes following these episodes were produced for the show's third season, but they were later added into the second season.
2714"Boogie Toasties"Joe MenendezAntonia F. March & Jacqueline M. McKinleyMarch 15, 2008 (2008-03-15)301
Jordan is excited when Autumn lets him be in her new commercial. He's embarrassed when he learns that he must dress like a nerd for the commercial with Autumn.
2815"Anniversary-What?"Warren HutchersonDan Cross & David HogeApril 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)302
When Jordan forgets to buy Autumn a present to celebrate three months together, he scrambles to find a gift for her before time runs out.
2916"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"Joe MenendezFreddie Gutierrez,
Wesley Jermaine Johnson &
Scott Taylor
August 23, 2008 (2008-08-23)303
When Autumn puts Jordan in charge of her pesky dog, he fears that Autumn is going to dump him when she finds out he died under Jordan's care.

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