Abby is an American sitcom created by Nat Bernstein and Michael Katlin
that aired for one season on UPN from January 6, 2003, to March 4, 2003.
The show features Sydney Tamiia Poitier (pictured) as television
producer Abby Walker and Kadeem Hardison as her ex-boyfriend Will
Jeffries. After they break up in the pilot episode, they agree to live
together as friends in their rent-controlled San Francisco apartment.
Bernstein and Katlin had intended to feature an interracial couple,
casting Sean O'Bryan as Will. After a negative response from test
audiences, they gave the role to Hardison and recast O'Bryan as a
supporting character, along with Randy J. Goodwin and Tangie Ambrose.
Despite UPN's heavy promotion, the show attracted a weekly average of
just 1.7 million viewers, making it the lowest-performing show tracked
by Nielsen Holdings at the time. Critical responses were primarily
negative; commentators praised Poitier's acting but criticized the
show's reliance on sexual humor.
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