When Jamie King arrives in Hollywood, California, from Texas, he dreams of succeeding in show business. First, he'll have to be content with working and living at the aging, once-famous Los Angeles hotel "The King's Tower", owned by his sensible aunt Helen King, and her troublesome husband Junior King.
When Jamie learns that Fancy loves children, he tries to impress her by becoming mentor to young Nelson, the most harmless-looking child Jamie could find. But Nelson quickly figures out that Jamie is exploiting him to attract Fancy, and sets out to make Jamie's life hellish by stealing various items from around the hotel -- computer files, Junior's fine Cuban cigars and Fancy's diary--and letting Jamie take the blame. Tag: Jamie and Nelson read Fancy's diary.
Jamie schemes with Junior to start a business selling Helen's popular sweet-potato pies and turns the hotel into a giant bakery, with Helen, Junior and Fancy helping to bake. But Jamie unwisely tastes one of the pies to find out why they are so popular, he eats the next day's entire order one after another.
As an anniversary surprise for Helen, Junior secretly sends her wedding ring to a jeweler for reconditioning. At Junior's request, Jamie picks up the ring, but while showing the ring to Fancy and Braxton, Jamie hears Helen approaching and, panicking, slips it onto Fancy's finger--where it gets stuck. Jamie must think fast to save Junior's surprise.
Jamie hosts a Halloween masquerade party at the hotel, complete with prize money for the best costume. When Fancy refuses to be his date, Jamie invites another woman, Chante, to make Fancy jealous. However, Fancy and Chante wear identical costumes. By mistake, Jamie passionately kisses Fancy--who hides the fact that she actually enjoys it. Jamie and Fancy privately fantasize about each other....
Junior reunites with his former army buddies, including ""Charming"" Charles, now a successful entertainment attorney. Impressed with Jamie, Charles promises to help his career by introducing him to powerful people. Thrilled, Jamie convinces Charles to stay in the hotel for a few days -- then witnesses Charles making romantic advances to Helen. Proclaiming her love for her husband, Helen rebuffs Charles, but Charles persists, trying to get her to betray Junior. Jamie finally ruins his career opportunities to expose Charles' behavior. Tag: Jamie and the gang sing in the lounge.
Jamie's left in charge for the weekend with one rule -- no wild parties -- a promise that's hard to keep when the Westside Connection checks in with a wad of cash and a huge entourage. Jamie must compete with a smitten Ice Cube for Fancy's affection. Then, with the hotel a complete mess due to the party, Jamie learns that Helen and Junior are returning home early.
A chance to sing on a local radio show nets Jamie a contract with record mogul Sweet and Low, but when the deal comes up a little short he tries to raise the stakes -- a move that leads to several "accidents" at the hotel. Eventually, Jamie annuls the contract by threatening to reveal some embarrassing information about the producer.
A hotel guest scams a free room after claiming to have fallen on a wet lobby floor. But when Jamie learns of her duplicity and boots her out, the Kings land in a courtroom.
Jamie is looking forward to a visit from his mom, a chanteuse whose maternal duties often took a back seat to her career. When a call from her agent pulls her away from yet another important night in her son's life, it forces Jamie to face some hard truths about their relationship.
A pool party at the hotel turns frosty for Fancy, who gets locked in the freezer with Jamie and Braxton.
All fingers point to Braxton after a string of thefts at the hotel.
An African prince takes a job at the hotel and pursues Fancy as his future princess.
A knock on the head lands Jamie in the hospital, where he's mistakenly committed to the psychiatric ward.
Braxton seems to be dating a stripper.
A Hollywood agent becomes interested in Jamie's TV script.
While he is feeling blue the gang offers him some friendly love.
Jamie gets ""Dog Pounded"" by his friends and family.
When the family wins the lottery they end up having more problems then they thought.
To avoid another ticket on his driving record, Jamie must go to traffic school.
Jamie and the family have a thanksgiving dinner but when they have to go to the hospital the whole thing gets ruined.
Jamie and Braxton face-off for the final face-off.
Jamie and Braxton become very close but when they become cellmates. Braxton freaks out over the other cellmates.
A minister's daughter finds that she likes performing with Jamie's band more than singing in the church choir.
Jamie's bawdy present for Braxton winds up in the hands of Helen (Ellia English), who mistakes it for a gift she's giving a nun. Mother Superior: Helen Martin. Fancy: Garcelle Beauvais. Junior: Garrett Morris. Annabeth: Ella Joyce.
Jamie's first time on an airplane turns into an adventure after a little bad pork---and a lot of alcohol---leaves the pilot incapacitated.
Jamie (Jamie Foxx) is unable to perform when Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) challenges him to meet her in her bedroom.
Jamie saves the life of a mobster, who in turn offers to ""eliminate"" a fitness instructor who's caught Fancy's eye.
Financial woes cause Braxton and Jamie to become an odd couple of roommates.
Jamie's young pal Nelson (Orlando Brown) gets his hands on a gun after being worked over by a schoolyard bully.
Jamie and Braxton find what appear to be nude pictures of Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) on the Internet.
Jamie is involved in a fender bender with vocalists K-Ci and Jo Jo
Jamie returns from his tour with K-Ci and Jo Jo to find that Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) has moved on without him.
Jamie feels guilty after his deception causes problems between Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) and Silas (Alan F. Smith); Helen and Junior (Garrett Morris) learn that honesty isn't always the best policy.
Helen's youthful new look leaves Junior feeling like a senior citizen, so he asks for Jamie's help---and ends up with a makeover.
Jamie's little sister, Kim, visits from Texas with big plans that her meddlesome brother objects to. Meanwhile, things begin to heat up between Braxton and his new friend Cameron.
When Silas gets called into surgery, Jamie steps in to escort Fancy to her high-school reunion.
Jamie tries to reunite Braxton with an old girlfriend, not realizing that Braxton is already seeing the GPS Girl.
Jamie's mother (JoMarie Payton) is engaged to a younger man (Gerald Levert).
Jamie takes on the challenge of coaching a Pee-Wee basketball team, but gets frustrated during a game and challenges the opposing coach to a personal grudge match. The opposing coach, who is an NBA player is sure to beat Jamie, unless Jamie can find some help.
Junior and Helen tell Jamie the story of their ancestors' first hotel.
Jamie has his own version of Ground Hog Day by reliving Christmas Eve as a mall Santa puts a curse on him to teach him the meanig of Christmas.
Jamie tries to reunite Uncle Junior with his long-lost best friend.
Jamie must find the art thief who hit an Art auction at the King's Tower.
Junior finds a mouse and they keep it as a pet.
Helen's encounter with a mugger sends her into therapy.
Jamie falls for a hotel guest in town searching for her biological father.
Jamie learns that Junior and Helen are leaving him the hotel in their will.
Junior and Helen offer stressed employees their cabin for a weekend getaway but the staff accidentally get trapped in the cabin with no food.
Fancy and Silas's relationship goes on the rocks.
While dealing with her relationship with Silas, Fancy now has to deal with her jealousy of Jamie and Cherise.
While the heroic Jamie and Cherise revel in the spotlight, Fancy burns with jealousy.
Fancy tells Jamie how she feels about him and they get togeather.
When Jamie introduces Fancy to hotel guest Debbe Dunning without mentioning that she's his girlfriend, Fancy thinks that something is going on between them
When Jamie ignores Fancy in favor of a poker game with the guys, she crashes the game and shows everyone how well she can play. Meanwhile, Braxton has problems with the Y2K upgrade he installed on the hotel's computer system.
When Jamie's commercial jingle is rejected, he sends an irate e-mail to everyone at Jingles 2000. Meanwhile, Fancy brings a group of ""Family Feud"" contestants to King's Tower.
Inspired by their friends at a party, Jamie and Fancy try a role-reversal exercise that leads to a late-night argument about their future together. Meanwhile, Gloria tries to get a promotion to head of housekeeping.
Jamie can't believe it when his position as top jingle writer is threatened by a woman who he thinks was hired just for her looks. Meanwhile, Fancy goes after a rich new client for the hotel.
Jamie becomes jealous when an old boyfriend invites Fancy to an exhibit at his art gallery, resulting in a confrontation over the matter of trust in their relationship.
After his credit card is denied while clothes shopping with Fancy and her well-to-do parents, Jamie must prove to her father that he will be able to provide for her. Meanwhile, Braxton is forced to cut the hotel's budget.
Jamie is afraid of what Fancy will think if she finds out that he has been escorting a young female client on the firm's orders, so he lies about why he has been breaking their dates. Meanwhile, Braxton decides to take up Fancy's idea for sprucing up the rooms at the hotel.
When Jamie borrows Fancy's new BMW convertible for a beach outing, it gets towed away. Meanwhile, Braxton tries to avert a strike at the hotel.
Fancy needs a new kitchen countertop installed in time for Nikki's bridal shower, which Fancy reluctantly agrees to host. Meanwhile, Braxton dreads attending an awards banquet in his honor because he can't find a date.
Fancy and her friends are kicked out of Jamie's NFL playoff party and leave the hotel with football's Lawrence Taylor and Charles Woodson. When Jamie catches up with the girls and their new friends at another bash, his big mouth leads to an athletic challenge.
Jamie writes a jingle for a commercial promoting the King's Tower and he charges his aunt and uncle for his services, which jeopardizes his free lodging at the hotel.
Jamie is promoted to supervisor at Jingles 2000. His first task: fire an incompetent writer who is also one of his friends. Meanwhile, a flu epidemic hits the hotel staff.
Jamie joyfully moves into his own bachelor pad, but when Fancy starts decorating it for him, he begins to feel a little crowded by her constant presence.
The pressures of being a supervisor affect the quality of Jamie's jingles, so he passes off one of Mouse's ideas as his own, which leads to a guilt-filled dream about his future.
To cover the medical costs of an injured friend, Jamie signs insurance forms that claim he and his friend are life partners, which leads to a misinterpreted party invitation.
Fancy fulfills a fantasy for Jamie by waiting on him hand and foot, and he begins to prefer his dream lover to the real thing. He expects his girlfriend to pamper him continually, which leads to an embarrassing display of attention during an important business dinner.
Jamie advises Braxton's financial group to invest in a doughnut franchise, but Braxton balks at the idea, causing the other members of the group to kick him out.
Jamie sings with Nicole at a nightclub, which rekindles his interests in a career in music -- despite Fancy's misgivings. Jamie later agrees to perform with Nicole again after they are asked back for another gig.
Jamie works on a jingle with Method Man and Redman and they both seek Jamie's help in courting Nicole, but she doesn't date rappers.
Jamie and Nicole risk their jobs by working on their demo tape in the Jingles 2000 studio after hours -- against company policy and they later meet the night janitor who claims he is related to Montell Jordan.
Nicole kisses Jamie on the stage before they perform a gig in Las Vegas, a trip Fancy refused to join them on. Fancy then makes a surprise visit to Jamie's hotel room only to find that he is sharing it with Nicole.
To win Fancy back, Jamie buys her an engagement ring, only to get an offer from Nicole to sing with her on tour in Europe.
Jamie balks at proposing to Fancy, so he breaks up with her---but accidentally leaves an engagement ring at her apartment. He and his pals then search her place for the rock, hoping to find it before Fancy does.
Phil and Mouse take Jamie to a club to help him get over losing his job and Fancy, but Jamie's pickup lines fall flat with the ladies. Then he meets a woman named Nancy, who seems to have much in common with Fancy.
After a series of low-paying gigs, Jamie gets a break and records one of his original songs for a record producer, but the arrangement might not be as legitimate as the singer thinks.
A lonely Jamie spends the night with Fancy at her apartment, but the morning after proves awkward for the former couple. The tension increases later that night when Jamie sees Fancy with another man at a party.
Jamie refuses to sign with a record company and instead tries to sell compact discs of his original music over the Internet.
Jamie wants to film a video for his latest song at the hotel, but Helen opposes the idea because of the video's sexual content. To further complicate matters, the actress slated to appear in the video objects to her lack of wardrobe.
Jamie gets sick after eating Japanese food and Fancy nurses him through the night, only to have him fake a relapse the next day to keep her from going out with another guy.
Jamie finds a pair of size-22 sneakers under Fancy's bed and he thinks that she is involved with NBA star Kevin Garnett, who books a press conference at the hotel.
After striking out with Fancy at a bowling alley, Jamie calls upon Cupid to help him win back Fancy's affections. Meanwhile, Mouse starts dating a new woman he met with the love god's help.
Jamie catches Fancy auditioning male dancers for her bachelorette party after they each promised not to have such gatherings, so he and Mouse plan to get even.
The Kings announce their retirement and offer the hotel to Jamie and Fancy â€” but Fancy considers a job offer in New York. Meanwhile, Braxton feels unappreciated at work, having assumed that his time at the hotel would merit his taking over the operation.
After a five-seaon run, the comedy series takes a final bow with this star-studded celebration of Jamie and Fancy's wedding. The series, which debuted in 1996, followed the escapades of Jamie King (Foxx), an aspiring singer working in his family's L.A. hotel. The on-again, off-again relationship between Jamie and Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) formed the lighthearted show's romantic center. In the series finale, Jamie sets out to retrieve his tuxedo for the big day and finds himself scrambling to get to the event on time as the bride, her parents (Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr.) and his mother (Gladys Knight) anxiously await his arrival.