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Mr. Box Office is an American sitcom that debuted in first-run syndication in the United States on September 22, 2012. The show was created by Byron Allen and produced by his production company, Entertainment Studios.

Mr. Box Office
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GenreSitcom
Created byByron Allen
StarringBill Bellamy
Jon Lovitz
Vivica A. Fox
Tim Meadows
Jeffrey Garcia
Gary Busey
Rick Fox
Essence Atkins
Tony T. Roberts
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes36 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Byron Allen
Scott Satin
Carolyn Folks
Jennifer Lucas
Bill Bellamy
Barry Katz
Camera setupVideotape;
Multi-camera
Running time19 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment Studios
DistributorEntertainment Studios
Release
Original networkFirst-run syndication
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2012 (2012-09-22) –
April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

The series centers on movie star Marcus Jackson (Bill Bellamy), who ends up getting sentenced to community service after engaging in an altercation with a paparazzo, forcing Marcus to put his film career on hold. Due to the fact that he has a teacher's license (since he originally aspired to work as a teacher), the judge presiding in his case orders him to serve a six-month stint as a teacher for underprivileged high school kids in Los Angeles' South Central neighborhood. In doing so, Marcus has to deal with his agent Bobby Gold (Jon Lovitz), who constantly attempts to get his client back into film, when he discovers that Marcus has decided that he wants to remain working at the school and help improve his students. Marcus also deals with the mishaps of his best friends and roommates Tony (Tony T. Roberts) and Jamal (Alex Thomas).

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EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 22, 2012 (2012-09-22)August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16)
210November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22)April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)

ProductionEdit

Mr. Box Office is primarily syndicated to stations affiliated with The CW and MyNetworkTV and to independent stations for broadcast in weekend primetime timeslots. The series was originally slated to produce a total of 104 episodes, borrowing a similarly-formatted episode order as several sitcoms produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, such as Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Anger Management, in which the vast majority of the episodes would be produced in one season.[1][2] The series, which was sold as part of a two-hour comedy block with The First Family, was initially picked up by stations owned by Tribune Broadcasting, Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations; by May 2012, the program had been sold to stations covering approximately 85% of all U.S. markets.[3] Production of the series slowed after the first 28 episodes were produced; the series has since produced less than five new episodes per year in 2014 and 2015.

SyndicationEdit

On April 4, 2013, Centric acquired the cable syndication rights to all past and future episodes of The First Family, along with Mr. Box Office, with both series expected to begin airing on the channel starting April 19, 2013.[4]

In Canada, the series airs on M3 and formerly aired on Comedy Gold.

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