UPN - Sparks

S101

JAMES AVERY AND ROBIN GIVENS HEAD THE CAST AS
PROLIFIC WRITER/PRODUCER ED. WEINBERGER
RETURNS TO SERIES TELEVISION WITH
"SPARKS," NEW LAW OFFICE COMEDY,
MONDAY, AUGUST 26 (9:30-10:00 P.M. ET/PT)
Basketball Star Jason Kidd Guest Stars
Encore Broadcast Tomorrow Night

"Pilot" - What happens when a bright and beautiful female attorney joins an inner-city Los Angeles law firm run by a ready-to-retire patriarch and his two bickering sons? Sparks! The new, high-voltage comedy from multiple Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Ed. Weinberger ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Cosby Show," "Taxi," "Dear John," "Amen") is a comedic study in family dynamics, sibling rivalry and office romance. The series stars James Avery ("Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), Robin Givens ("Head of the Class,"), Miguel A. Nuñez, Jr. ("The Faculty"), and Terrence Howard. This series premieres MONDAY, AUGUST 26 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on UPN,

Two polar-opposite brothers manage the law firm of Sparks, Sparks & Sparks, founded by their father Alonzo Sparks (Avery). While each son is dedicated to the family profession, the flashy, womanizing Maxey (Nuñez) is just as interested in the pursuit of beautiful young women as he is in the pursuit of justice, while younger brother Greg (Howard) is serious, straitlaced and a seeker of the high road.

Imagine their surprise when the one thing the brothers find they can agree on is their mutual affection for Wilma Cuthbert (Givens), the Stanford Law graduate who Greg has just hired to join Sparks, Sparks and Sparks as the firm's only associate - after an extensive three-year search. Both brothers vie for her affections, but Wilma - caught up in the jitters of a stressful new job and an engagement to a high-profile sports figure - basketball star Jason Kidd - is oblivious to either brother's interest.

Starring James Avery as Alonzo Sparks, Robin Givens as Wilma Cuthbert, Miguel A. Nunez Jr. as Maxey Sparks, Terrence Howard as Greg Sparks, Kym Whitley as Darice Mayberry, Arif S. Kinchen as La Mar Hicks.

Guest starring Lee Weaver as Mr. Bibbs, Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks) as himself, Tim Huchinson as Clive Simms, Eric A. Payne as Judge, Shiree Devereaux as Girl.

The series is created by Ed. Weinberger, who serves as executive producer with Bob Moloney. Sparks is a production of MTM Television.