|The Jamie Foxx Show|
|Created by||Bentley Kyle Evans|
Christopher B. Duncan
|Theme music composer||Jamie Foxx|
|Opening theme||"Here Comes Jamie Foxx" (seasons 1–3)|
"The Simple Things Are All I Need" (seasons 4–5),
both performed by Jamie Foxx
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||100 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Bentley Kyle Evans|
Marcus King (seasons 2–5)
Bennie R. Richburg, Jr. (seasons 2–5)
Jamie Foxx (seasons 3–5)
|Production locations||Los Angeles, California (setting)|
Warner Bros. Studios
Burbank, California (taping location)
|Camera setup||Videotape; Multi-camera|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Bent Outta Shape Productions|
Warner Bros. Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution|
|Original network||The WB|
|Original release||August 28, 1996 –|
January 14, 2001
The Jamie Foxx Show is an American sitcom that aired on The WB from August 28, 1996, to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Although the show was not a major success with the ratings due to The WB being a relatively new network, the show did help launch Foxx's acting career while also relaunching Morris' career after his 1994 shooting. It also served as a launch pad for Beauvais who later starred in ABC's NYPD Blue.
Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring musician from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he worked at his family's hotel, the financially strapped King's Tower, which is owned by his aunt and uncle, Aunt Helen and Uncle Junior King (Ellia English and Garrett Morris).
Among his co-workers during the series' run were the beautiful and intelligent front desk clerk Francesca "Fancy" Monroe (Garcelle Beauvais) and Jamie's high-strung, stuffed-shirt, "bourgeois" nemesis Braxton P. Hartnabrig (Christopher B. Duncan) who works as an accountant for the King's Tower.
Jamie's romantic overtures toward Fancy were mostly unrequited until the final two seasons, when the two began to tentatively date and eventually became engaged and finally married. Braxton, who generally served as the brunt of Jamie's insults, was known to get in a few digs of his own as the series progressed - eventually becoming Jamie's best friend and at one point, roommate.
Main article: List of The Jamie Foxx Show episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||22||August 28, 1996||May 14, 1997|
|2||22||September 7, 1997||May 17, 1998|
|3||20||September 17, 1998||May 20, 1999|
|4||24||September 24, 1999||May 19, 2000|
|5||12||October 8, 2000||January 14, 2001|
Warner Home Video released season one of The Jamie Foxx Show on DVD in Region 1 on February 8, 2005.
Warner Archive has subsequently released seasons 2–4 on DVD. These are Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) releases, available from Warner's online store and Amazon.com.
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release Date|
|The Complete First Season||22||February 8, 2005|
|The Complete Second Season||22||March 7, 2017|
|The Complete Third Season||20||June 27, 2017|
|The Complete Fourth Season||24||October 24, 2017|
|The Complete Fifth Season||12||TBA|