Living Single starred Queen Latifah as Khadijah James, the mastermind behind Flavor
a fictional monthly
lived in Brooklyn with her cousin Synclaire and friend Régine Hunter, the would-be diva. Rounding out the bunch was pit bull lawyer Maxine Shaw and their two male counterparts, handyman Overton Wakefield Jones
and “Baker Magic” himself, stockbroker Kyle Barker.
The show ran for five seasons on Fox, and was part of its storied Thursday night lineup. Not only was the show popular for its portrayal of six black twentysomethings trying to make it in New York, it was adored because all of the principal characters were women.
Kyle: You know, Overton, man, I really envy you. You’re about to start a lifelong relationship with a woman who really loves you. Whereas I am stuck in a twisted relationship with the devil’s half sister.
Overton: Yeah, but you keep on eating in Hell’s Kitchen, though, don’t you?