Family matters take centre stage in this drama about a single mother raising her teenage daughter in a Connecticut town. The pair, only 16 years apart in age, act more like friends than mother and daughter and even share the same taste in music.
A family-friendly, early WB sitcom that chronicles the ups and downs of parenting and family life as experienced by a professor and his wife as they raise their four kids. The series, produced by star Robert Townsend, sometimes tackles tough issues such as single motherhood, gangs, guns and dropping out of school.
A typical WB Friday-night "familycom" effort, What I Like About You starred Amanda Bynes, late of Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show, and Jennie Garth, a veteran of Beverly Hills 90210. When her father was transferred to Japan, 16-year-old Holly (Bynes), for whom the phrase "accident prone" must have been coined, moved into the fashionable Upper West Side apartment occupied by her uptight older sister Valerie (Garth). Though she meant well, Holly's tendency to create slapstick chaos put quite a strain on Valerie's well-ordered lifestyle -- not to mention her relationship with sweetheart Jeff (Simon Rex). Packaged by the same people responsible for cable TV's Arli$$, What I Like About You debuted September 20, 2002.