The Gregory Hines Show

The Gregory Hines Show Information

The Gregory Hines Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS. The series premiered on Monday, September 15, 1997 before airing on September 19, 1997 as a part of the network's Block Party Friday night lineup. It ended its run on February 27, 1998 with 15 episodes aired, out of the 22 that were produced.

It was the only show on the Block Party lineup that was not produced by Miller-Boyett Productions.


The series starred Gregory Hines as Ben Stevenson a Publishing agent and widower taking care of 12-year old son Matty (Brandon Hammond). Following a year and a half after his wife's death, Ben decides to resume back into his social life, with dating women. Ben soon realizes that he has a lot to re-learn about women just as his son is learning about them for the first time. Even though Ben and Matty hardly had any trouble talking about anything before, now even the simplest conversation has become complicated, especially when the topic is the women in their lives. Now and then Ben would receive advice from his brother Carl (Wendell Pierce), his father James (Bill Cobbs) as well as his co-worker Alex (Mark Tymchyshyn), Alex's ex-wife, Nicole (Robin Riker) and his assistant Angela (Judith Shelton).


  • Gregory Hines as Ben Stevenson
  • Brandon Hammond as Matthew "Matty" Stevenson
  • Wendell Pierce as Carl Stevenson
  • Mark Tymchyshyn as Alex Butler
  • Robin Riker as Nicole Moran
  • Bill Cobbs as James Stevenson
  • Judith Shelton as Angela Rice (joins cast in episode 17, recurring in series prior to that)


# Title Original air date
1 "Pilot (a.k.a. Square One)" September 15, 1997
2 "Basketball Jones" September 19, 1997
3 "Flirting with Disaster" September 26, 1997
4 "Epilogue to a Kiss" October 3, 1997
5 "Boys' Night In" October 10, 1997
6 "Catcher on the Train" October 17, 1997
7 "Sofa, So Good" October 24, 1997
8 "Eight and a Half Months" October 31, 1997
9 "The Man Called Uncle" November 24, 1997
10 "Three's Not Company" December 15, 1997
11 "To Volunteer Is Human" January 9, 1998
12 "Love Thy Neighbor" January 16, 1998
13 "James Stevenson Stands Alone" January 23, 1998
14 "Carpe Diem" January 30, 1998
15 "Per Chance to Dance" February 27, 1998
16 "Wahunthra" Unaired
17 "Get Smarter" Unaired
18 "Anita the Hun" Unaired
19 "Sister-in-Law, Sister-in-Law" Unaired
20 "Mug the One You're With" Unaired
21 "Ben-Her" Unaired
22 "I'll See You All in Health" Unaired

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