The show found its niche as an addition to the TGIF Friday night lineup on ABC, and was part of the lineup from September 1993 to May 1996 (spanning the show's second, third and fourth seasons; airing in-between Step By Step and the news magazine series 20/20), before moving to Saturdays for its fifth and final season.
The series, set in Oakland, California (Mark Curry's hometown), centers on NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach (and later basketball coach) Mark Cooper.
Mark is a "somewhat suave" single guy with a zany personality; he always gets a few laughs from his friends.
Mark's childhood friend Robin Dumars (Dawnn Lewis) and Robin's other best friend Vanessa Russell (Holly Robinson), both female, share a rented house that they cannot afford without an additional roommate.
Though the events just prior to Mark's moving in are never shown, he agreed to move in with Robin and Vanessa.