'Are We There Yet?' Preview
by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 2nd 2010 12:00AM
When audiences first met Suzanne Kingston and Nick Persons in the film 'Are We There Yet?' Nick was tasked with taking Suzanne's kids on a road trip to visit her on a business excursion. Now, the movie is a TBS sitcom premiering June 2 at 9PM ET. The show is set six months after Suzanne and Nick got together at the end of the 2005 film. The Kingston-Persons family is united under one roof, but that doesn't mean they're all united.
Terry Crews of 'Everybody Hates Chris' fame takes over the role of Nick Persons from Ice Cube. However, Ice Cube, who also serves as an executive producer, appears as Suzanne's brother, Terrence.
Essence Atkins, a recognizable face from the sitcom world with roles on 'Half & Half' and 'Smart Guy,' portrays Suzanne in the show. The role was originated by Nia Long in the film.
Coy Stewart, best known for his role as Travis Younger in the stage production of 'A Raisin in the Sun,' plays Kevin in the TV version. Philip Bolden played the role in the film.
Teala Dunn plays Lindsey. Dunn has appeared in 'The Naked Brothers Band' and voiced Tuck in 'Wonder Pets.' Aleisha Allen portrayed the character in the film.
Rounding out the cast is Christian Finnegan ('Best Week Ever') as Nick's best friend Martin, Keesha Sharp ('Girlfriends,' 'Why Did I Get Married?') as Suzanne's boy-crazy friend Gigi and Telma Hopkins ('Family Matters') as Marilyn, Nick's mother.
The sitcom version of 'Are We There Yet?' follows the new family as they restart their lives together. In the first episode, it's nothing but growing pains as Nick and Suzanne debate having a hyphenated last name. In the second episode, Suzanne deals with remaining close to Lindsey in the digital age while Nick struggles to bond with Kevin over soccer.
Check out a sneak peek and a behind the scenes feature below.