Half & Half is an American sitcom created by Jeffrey Klarik and set in San Francisco, about the lives of fictional half-sisters who have only one thing in common: their father. Growing up separately, these two virtual strangers suddenly become neighbours in the same apartment building and experience the challenges of sisterhood for the first time.
The series aired in the USA on UPN from 23 September, 2002 to 15 May, 2006. There are 91 half-hour episodes in four seasons.
Half & Half originally aired in South Africa on SABC1 from 24 August, 2004 to 5 March, 2007. It later aired on DStv's Vuzu and CBS Drama channels. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 originally aired on SABC1 from 24 August, 2004 to 25 January, 2005, on Tuesdays at 19h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 later aired on Vuzu from 27 July to 12 October, 2010. New episodes broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 19h00.
Season 1 then aired on CBS Drama from 12-27 November, 2013. New episodes broadcast in a double bill on weekdays at 21h00. There are 23 episodes in the first season.
Mona Thorne (Rachel True), a budding music executive, was raised by her single mother, Phyllis (Telma Hopkins), to be an independent woman who does things in her own free-spirited and sometimes sardonic way.
By contrast, younger sister Dee Dee Thorne (Essence Atkins) is a privileged honour-roll college student who grew up in a two-parent home, but searches for her own identity out of the shadow of her overbearing mother, Big Dee Dee (Valarie Pettiford).
Now in their twenties, these two vastly contrasting women are discovering the advantages and joys that the special bond of sisterhood offers.
But their relationship is not without its problems, as they often clash on everything from morals to money to men.
Meanwhile, Spencer (Chico Benymon), Mona's best friend, becomes the conscience of the group and helps build a bridge between the women.
Yvette Lee Bowser (A Different World, Living Single and For Your Love) serves as executive producer. Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You) created the series, which is produced by Sister Lee Productions, Inc., in association with Eye Productions Inc.
db = double bill
Season 1 (23 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 24 Aug 2004 | Finale: 25 Jan 2005 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 27 Jul 2010 | Finale: 12 Oct 2010 | Tue/Thu, 19h00
Channel: CBS Drama | Premiere: 12 Nov 2013 | Finale: 27 Nov 2013 | Weekdays, 21h00 (db)
Season 2 (24 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 31 Mar 2005 | Finale: 8 Sep 2005 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 14 Oct 2010 | Finale: 4 Jan 2011 | Tue/Thu, 19h00
Channel: CBS Drama | Premiere: 17 Nov 2013 | Finale: 13 Dec 2013 | Weekdays, 21h00 (db)
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 15 Sep 2005 | Finale: 9 Feb 2006 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 6 Jan 2011 | Finale: 22 Mar 2011 | Tue/Thu, 19h00
Channel: CBS Drama | Premiere: 13 Dec 2013 | Finale: 30 Dec 2013 | Weekdays, 21h00 (db)
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 9 Oct 2006 | Finale: 5 Mar 2007 | Mondays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 24 Mar 2011 | Finale: 7 Jun 2011 | Tue/Thu, 19h00
Channel: CBS Drama | Premiere: 30 Dec 2013 | Finale: 14 Jan 2014 | Weekdays, 21h00 (db)