Are We There Yet? (TV series)

This article is about the American sitcom. For the Canadian children's show, see Are We There Yet?: World Adventure.
Are We There Yet?
Genre Comedy
Created by Ice Cube
Ali LeRoi
Developed by Ali LeRoi
(Based on Characters Created by Steven Gary Banks & Claudia Graziolo)
Composer(s) Stanley A. Smith
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 100 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Ali LeRoi
  • Ice Cube
  • Joe Roth
  • Matt Alvarez
  • Vince Totino
  • Jason Shuman
  • William Sherak
  • Michele Armour
Camera setup Videotape (filmized); Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network TBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02) – March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)
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Are We There Yet? is an American television sitcom, which premiered on TBS on June 2, 2010. Based on the 2005 feature film of the same name, it revolves around a family dealing with normal family situations plus adapting to a new family setup after a divorced mother remarries. Ice Cube, Ali LeRoi, Matt Alvarez, Vince Totino, and Joe Roth serve as the show's executive producers.

The series was filmed at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford.


The series takes place in a continuity different from that of the films Are We There Yet? and Are We Done Yet?, and centers on the blended Kingston-Persons of Seattle facing the challenges of everyday life in a new blended family. Nick Persons (Terry Crews) and Suzanne Kingston-Persons (Essence Atkins) have been married for 6 months and former athlete Nick has sold his sports-memorabilia shop and taken a job in information technology. He is still trying to figure out his role in the family and bond with Suzanne's two children: Lindsey, who's forever texting on her cell phone, and Kevin, who's usually seen playing video games or playing with his best friend Troy. The kids' father is Suzanne's ex-husband Frank Kingston, who has a new wife and son. Suzanne herself has a very hectic schedule as a party planner. Nick's mother (Telma Hopkins) is not happy about her son's recent marriage or her new role as a grandmother and has a hard time getting along with her new daughter-in-law. The series draws its humor from everyday family situations. Though sharing the title and characters from the original film, the story is more similar to the storyline of its sequel, Are We Done Yet? as opposed to Are We There Yet?.


Main cast

Recurring cast

The cast of Are We There Yet? (from left to right), Coy Stewart as Kevin, Essence Atkins as Suzanne, Terry Crews as Nick, Teala Dunn as Lindsey and recurring cast member Ice Cube as Terrence.

Production and development

The show is loosely based on the 2005 film of the same name and its 2007 sequel, released by Revolution Studios; however, the roles of Nick Persons, Suzanne Kingston, her two children, and Nick's friend Martin were recast for the series. The only cast member from the films to appear is the show's executive producer, Ice Cube, though he appears in a recurring role as Terrence, Suzanne's brother and the kids' uncle. Although the series is appropriate for all ages, it is not as family-oriented as the films.

TBS greenlit the series in June 2009 for a 10 episode order, with the option to extend the episode order to 90 episodes.[1] Unlike most sitcoms, the production of Are We There Yet? runs on a schedule which allows three episodes to be filmed over the course of a one-week period.[2] The series is being distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, it was announced that Are We There Yet? would return for new episodes on Friday starting September 30, 2011 at 8/7c on TBS. Are We There Yet? officially ended on March 1, 2013.


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02) August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
2 34 January 5, 2011 (2011-01-05) August 25, 2011 (2011-08-25)
3 56 September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17) March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)


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