Eve (2003 TV series)
|Created by||Meg DeLoatch|
Jason Winston George
|Theme music composer||Missy Elliott and the Soul Diggaz|
|Opening theme||"The Opposite Sex" by Missy Elliott|
Armiques S. Wyche
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||66 (list of episodes)|
Anthony C. Hill
|Running time||30 minutes|
The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio|
Warner Bros. Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Picture format||16:9 (480i SDTV)|
|Original release||September 15, 2003 – May 11, 2006|
Eve is an American sitcom starring Eve, Jason Winston George, Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Brian Hooks, and Sean Maguire. It aired on the UPN network from September 15, 2003 to May 11, 2006, with 66 episodes produced spanning 3 seasons. The series follows Shelly (Eve), a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st century love, romance and career. The series was nominated in 2004 for Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Show and had seven nominations in major awards.
The show is named for its star, rapper Eve, and is about a trio of women who have their own boutique and clothing line. The show follows their dating lives and those of their three closest male friends. Michelle Penelope "Shelly" Williams, a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st Century love, sex, romance and career. Shelly has been a little too single, a little too long for her own liking. Her two best friends, Rita (Ali Landry), a gorgeous, single former model, and Janie (Natalie Desselle-Reid), a woman very happy to be married and out of the dating scene, offer conflicting advice as Shelly tries to find her way on the rocky road to love. Representing the male side of the relationship equation is J.T. (Jason George), a handsome, regular kind of guy who really enjoys being single, and his best pal, Nick (Brian Hooks), who is looking for that one perfect woman who can meet his very exacting standards. Donovan Brink (Sean Maguire), the handsome, fashionable manager of The Z Lounge, one of Miami's hottest clubs, is friends with both Shelly and J.T. and inevitably gets stuck in the middle when problems arise.
The clothing store and clothing line is Diva Style.
- Michelle "Shelly" Penelope Williams: The head of the trio of boutique operators/clothing designers/continuous daters. Played by Eve
- Jeremiah Thurgood "J.T." Hunter: The guy that dated Shelly in the beginning of the series but was just friends with her after season 1; a physical therapist (and later a medical student). They were briefly engaged in season 3 after he proposed to her, but they decided to just be friends. However, they still have a soft spot for each other at heart. Played by Jason Winston George
- Rita Lefleur: A former model and one of the trio of boutique operators/clothing designers/continuous daters. Played by Ali Landry
- Janie Egins: One of the trio of boutique operators/clothing designers/married friend. Played by Natalie Desselle-Reid
- Nick Delaney: J.T.'s goofy playboy best friend; an auditor with the IRS. Played by Brian Hooks (Appears on 65 episodes)
- Donovan Brink: A friend of the others from England; manager of The Z Lounge. Played by Sean Maguire. He fulfills his dream of opening up a nightclub.
Recurring cast and characters
- Marty Egins: Janie's husband. Played by Reggie Gaskins (10 episodes)
- Frances Hunter: J.T.'s mother. Played by Daphne Maxwell Reid (6 episodes)
- Beverly Williams: Shelly's mother. Played by Penny Johnson Jerald (6 episodes)
|1||2003–2004||22||September 15, 2003||May 24, 2004||3.65||#167|
|2||2004–2005||22||September 21, 2004||May 24, 2005||2.8||#142|
|3||2005–2006||22||September 22, 2005||May 11, 2006||2.3||#145|
The series was created and co-executive produced by Meg DeLoatch. Series star Eve also served as a co-executive producer. Its theme song was performed by fellow rapper Missy Elliott and produced by Souldiggaz.
On April 10, 2006, UPN announced that Eve would not be moving to The CW (upon UPN's merger with The WB, owned by Warner Bros. Television, which produced Eve) and was cancelled along with All of Us (which was later renewed) and Half & Half.
|Country||Network/Channel||Start date||End date||Notes|
|Brazil||SBT||January 23, 2011||on air||Titile Alfinetadas|
|Middle East||Super Comedy|
|South Africa||SABC 1|
|United Kingdom||Trouble||2009||Channel closed 2009|
|United States||UPN||September 15, 2003||May 11, 2006|
|TV One||2006||on air||Re-runs|
Eve aired in syndication on TV One from Fall 2006 to September 2010. Reruns resumed airing on TV One in March 2011. Now The Series Airs On BET Starting June 13 on the weekdays earlier in the months. Soon, the series only reruns in the overnight hours from 2:30AM to 4:00PM on Tuesdays until the week of August 29 to September 2, 2016. Reruns of the show will air on Centric starting October 8, 2016.
- 2006 - Nominated; Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actress (Eve)
- 2005 - Nominated; BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Eve)
- 2005 - Nominated; Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Eve)
- 2005 - Nominated; Blimp Award for Favorite TV Actress (Eve)
- 2005 - Nominated; Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy (Eve)
- 2004 - Nominated; Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Show
- 2004 - Nominated; Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Star - Female (Eve)
- 2004 - Nominated; Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress - Comedy (Eve)
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- Eve at TVone.com