The series starred Gregory Hines as Ben Stevenson, a publishing agent and widower raising 12-year-old son Matty (Brandon Hammond). A year and a half after his wife’s death, Ben decides to resume his social life and begin dating again. He soon realizes that he has a lot to re-learn about women, just as his son is learning about them for the first time. Ben and Matty had previously had no trouble talking about anything, but now even the simplest conversation has become complicated, especially when the topic is the women in their lives. Now and then Ben receives advice from his brother Carl (Wendell Pierce), his father James (Bill Cobbs), as well as his co-worker Alex (Mark Tymchyshyn), Alex’s ex-wife, Nicole (Robin Riker) and his assistant Angela (Judith Shelton).