The series is premised on a self-made entrepreneur, Michael Kyle (Damon Wayans) bringing up his family in the suburbs of Stamford, Connecticut. His family consist of the mother & wife of the family Janet 'Jay' (Campbell-Martin), and three children: Michael 'Junior' (George O. Gore II), Claire (Jazz Raycole, later Jennifer Freeman), and young Kady (Parker McKenna Posey).
Michael owns his own small trucking & moving company with Jay beginning the series as a stockbroker. She later realizes she misses her kids and becomes a house wife, in the later series she attempts to finish college. Other recurring characters add to the cast in later seasons.