TBS had made a long-term investment in Are We There Yet?
The network has ordered 90 additional episodes of Are We There Yet?, which stars Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) and Essence Atkins (Half & Half).
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If you've never watched Half and Half (Mondays at 8:30 pm/ET), the UPN comedy's title seems ripe for all sorts of, um, colorful interpretations.
"I thought it was a show about a hermaphrodite," jokes Alec Mapa, who mouths off for a living as Adam Benet, Mona's sassy, gay office receptionist. The Filipino-American funnyman — seen recently as one of Nia Vardalos' drag-queen buddies in Connie & Carla — became a series regular this year after recurring for two seasons. "The original pilot episode was set in San Francisco, but it had no gay or Asian people," he laughs. "So I was brought on to keep it real." Oh, and just for the record, Half refers to the half sisters played by Rachel True and Essence Atkins.
But back to Mapa. Like Adam, he considers himself "just a gay boy from S.F." That said, Mapa insists fashion is where he draws the line between himself and his character: "