MICHAEL IS EXCITED TO MEET SPORTS LEGEND MICHAEL JORDAN AT HIS FANTASY BASKETBALL CAMP IN LAS VEGAS, BUT MUST GO TO EXTREME MEASURES
TO ENSURE THAT HE GETS TO PLAY HIS IDOL ONE-ON-ONE, AS ABC'S
"MY WIFE AND KIDS" BEGINS ITS FIFTH SEASON ON A NEW NIGHT
Back-to-Back Episodes Will Kick off Season
Guest Stars Include Michael Jordan, Wayne Newton and Robert Shapiro as Themselves,
Al Sharpton as Rev. Al and Alan Thicke as Harry Blacktop Jackson
"Fantasy Camp, Parts 1 & 2" -- Michael can focus on little else after learning that he'll be going to sports legend Michael Jordan's fantasy basketball camp in Las Vegas. Everyone shares his excitement -- but for different reasons -- and finds some reason as to why they should tag along. Once there, Michael learns that there's been a mix-up with the game schedule, so he resorts to some inventive ploys of his own to ensure he gets to play his idol, on the season premiere of "My Wife and Kids," airing in two back-to-back episodes, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In the first half-hour, "Fantasy Camp, Part 1," Jay has told Michael that she's sending him to Michael Jordan's fantasy basketball camp, where he and others will have the chance to play a game with the sports legend. Michael is obsessed about the trip and spends all of his time figuring out how he's going to beat Michael at his own game. But Jay has another surprise in store for him -- she figures out a way to have the whole family go to Las Vegas too.
In the second half-hour, "Fantasy Camp, Part 2" -- Michael goes to extreme measures to ensure he gets his turn to play Jordan one-on-one. Back at the casino, Jay recruits Franklin to give her some pointers on winning at the blackjack table, but their antics result in the youngster being apprehended by the security team. Meanwhile Jr., who has been assigned -- or rather punished -- to babysit Kady, decides he wants to go to a magic show by magician Harry Blacktop Jackson (Alan Thicke), so he finds a sitter in the yellow pages -- not realizing that Bambi the babysitter is actually from an escort service. And Tony and Claire contemplate getting married and encounter the Rev. Al (Al Sharpton), who gives them quite an earful about the pros and cons of marriage.
"My Wife and Kids" stars Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Jay Kyle, George O. Gore II as Jr., Jennifer Freeman as Claire Kyle, Parker McKenna Posey as Kady Kyle, Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa.
Guest starring in "Fantasy Camp, Part 1" is Wayne Newton as himself, Nick Von Esmarch as Bob Slobadonnapopovitch and J.P. Manoux as Steve. "Fantasy Camp, Part 1" was written by Don Reo & Kerry Parker and directed by Dean Lorey.
Guest starring in "Fantasy Camp, Part 2" is Michael Jordan as himself, Al Sharpton as Rev. Al, Alan Thicke as Harry Blacktop Jackson, Robert Shapiro as himself, Nick Von Esmarch as Bob Slobadonnapopovitch, J.P. Manoux as Steve, Virginia Williams as Bambi, Larry Weissman as dealer, Dom Irrera as waiter, Jozella Reed as maid and John Redkerr as announcer (v.o.).
"My Wife and Kids" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.
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