Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Hastily assembled as a mid-season replacement for the failed series Haunted, the UPN sitcom Abby starred Sydney Tamiia Poitier as Abby Newman, the attractive young producer of the TV weekly "Northwest Sports Report." Splitting up with her self-absorbed boyfriend Will Jefferies (Kadeem Hardison), Abby is reluctant to give up the posh rent-controlled San Francisco apartment that she and Will had been sharing. Since Will feels the same way, the couple decides to remain platonic roommates (it's Will & Grace with two straight people). Other regulars included Sean O'Bryan as Abby's boss Roger Tomkins, Tangie Ambrose as her sister Joanne Walker, and Randy J. Goodwin as her would-be beau Max Ellis. Abby premiered January 6, 2003.