Retro Rewind: ‘Smart Guy’

Published: Saturday 5th May 2018 by David

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, we revisit Disney’s hit African-American show ‘Smart Guy’ starring Tahj Mowry. As his older sisters Tia and Tamera soared on Nickelodeon with ‘Sister Sister’ Tahj carved out a ratings-pulling lane for himself with the comedy which saw him play the powerful and precocious T.J Henderson.

After ordering a seven-episode run for its first season, Disney upped its order to 22 episodes per season after watching Tahj and his comedic co-stars push viewing figures to astronomical heights!

Ready to take that journey into the past?

‘Smart Guy’ below…



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  1. Hmm May 5, 2018

    Sister sister was on WB, UPN, and ABC. Syndicated on Disney. Never was the show on Nickelodeon…

    Besides that great retro rewind.

    • Chasin Time May 5, 2018

      Thanks for correcting them lol. They were so anxious to post a clip of Beyoncé for the show they forgot to check Wikipedia.

    • Bey Stang May 5, 2018

      Fool! TGJ is based in the U.K. where it aired on Nickelodeon.

    • Tia 4 Ever May 5, 2018

      It is YOU who should do YOUR research because the show was on Nickelodeon. Paramount owned the license so it put it on Nickelodeon in places where UPN didn’t exist. Check yourself before you wreck yourself you uncultured swine. The nerve of you.

      • Hmm May 6, 2018

        Lol uncultured? Was it ever shown on Nickelodeon in the US where the show was produced? No. You’re ignorant and want sooooo bad to have a cute/funny post but you come off as not having a life and wanting others to be as bitter as you. But not today B****. Be blessed.

      • Hmm May 6, 2018

        You clearly must be one of the writers. Don’t check me boo, check your sources.

  2. Jeans May 5, 2018

    TGJ stay up beyonce ass! Just for a post? Damn.

  3. Tino May 5, 2018

    Young Sheldon before Young Sheldon lol

  4. Retribution May 5, 2018

    Blast from the past…before Kelly and Beyonce’s nose jobs.

  5. Charli Cheer Up May 5, 2018

    Smart Guy’s character was likely the inspiration behind Franklin from the TV show My Wife And Kids. Mowry siblings are so talented but are underrated. Thanks for this article TGJ!

    • Hi There May 6, 2018

      Yes! Thanks for pointing this out. Similar to how Chelsea and Eddie from Raven are based on Kim Parker’s friends in the Parkers.

  6. SdotB May 5, 2018

    It was on Nickelodeon in the UK, but in the US (it’s home) it was birthed on ABC on TGIF then later on picked up by the WB Network for the remainder of the series. It wasn’t a Nickelodeon show though.

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