The series was very similar in style to Saved by the Bellbut with an urban setting and more diverse cast. City Guys was mainly centered on its two main characters, Jamal Grant Wesley Jonathan and Chris Anderson Scott Whytetwo teenagers from different backgrounds — Chris coming from a wealthy family, and Jamal coming from a working-class family — who had to stay on the ball while attending Manhattan High School which was nicknamed in the series as "Manny High" and avoid trouble, while their principal Karen Noble Marcella Lowery attempted to keep them in line and out of trouble.
Jamal and Chris's similar personalities caused friction between them in the beginning, but they became best friends as the went on. The boys and their friends — overachiever
Dating city guys Tartikoff Caitlin Mowreyslick guy Al Ramos Dion Bascoaspiring actress Cassidy Giuliani Marissa Dyan and dimwitted bully-turned-friend who was held back six grades Lionel "L-Train" Johnson Steven Daniel — dealt with the typical teen issues, such as cheating on tests, peer pressure, racism, and dealing with school violence.
The theme song for "City Guys" was written by Joey Schwartz, Eric Swerdloff and Michael Muta-Ali Muhammad and composed by Joey "Dating city guys" who also composed the incidental music used to denote scene changes and breaks in the program. City Guys ran in syndication on local television stations throughout the United States from September 4, to September 17, ; Tribune Entertainmentwhich the series its corporate sister at the time, Tribune Broadcastingincidentally, was the primary station group carrying the seriessold the series as a syndication package — alongside fellow TNBC sitcom California Dreams — for stations to count towards educational programming guidelines set by the Federal Communications Commission.
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When Chris' mom learns Manhattan High does not have a Music Department because of lack of money, she vows to throw a fundraiser at the Anderson home when she had already promised Chris that they would go to a concert on the same evening which makes Chris feel hurt and angry.
He goes to great lengths to sabotage the event including ruining Jamal's musical act which results in a fallout with his mom. In the end both Chris and Mrs Anderson talk and she promises that nothing will ever get in the way of their relationship. Shakespeare in the Park is playing the same time as Chris's Knicks and Lakers game.
Chris and Jamal are expected to tape the play, but they get Dawn to tape the play. Meanwhile Cassidy, Jamal and Chris got to the game and get caught when Ms. Noble sees them on the TV.
Chris and Jamal let Cassidy take the blame until they decide to admit the truth. Alberto is delivering drugs for a drug dealer and doesn't know it. So the boys devise a plan to blackmail the dealer into leaving Alberto alone.
The Spring Dance returns to Manny High. Chris tries to get Cassidy to go to the dance with him. She rejects him and Chris encounters Jamal's sister. He asks her to the dance without Jamal knowing about it. L-Train wants to go to the dance with Cassidy and gets the nerve to ask her. Al wants to DJ at the party, but Dawn refuses until Al gets rid of the competition. Jamal doesn't like his sister going to the dance with Chris.
He tells Kaisha that Chris is no good "Dating city guys" her and she responds to telling him to let her make her own choices. After getting into a fight with his father, Chris moves in with Jamal and his father. Chris soon realizes that not father and son relationship is like his.
Eventually Chris and his father settle their differences. Dawn and Cassidy ask Al if he has any "connections" on how to get tickets for an upcoming Jim Carrey movie.
Jamal convinces Chris to have a party and drive his father's car after Dating city guys reveals that his parents forgot his birthday. However it is the complete opposite when they return home with a birthday celebration on their mind.
Dirty politics arise and even Alberto and L-Train get tired of it and L-Train decides to run at the last minute. Jamal and Chris decide to make a film using the school's video camera.
Things gets hairy when Ms.
Noble wants to see their progress on the yearbook video. Jamal reconsiders the value of spending time studying after his new friend, Charlie, a straight-A Manhattan High student, is killed by a drunk driver. But with the PSATs coming up in a few days, everyone tries to cope with the loss.
Chris uses Jamal's skills at Dating city guys the results of games and gets them both into trouble. Chris falls for an older woman. Afraid she'll dump him, Chris tells her that he's an under cover cop only to discover that she's his new student teacher.
Karen goes to the hospital as a patient. While she is staying there, Jamal remembers the time of his mother's death and how Karen reminds him so much of his mother. One Jamal's friends finally gets out of juvenile Hall and returns. He then proceeds to continue doing the things that led him to the hall in the first place. Meanwhile Chris is trying to finish the school project that he and Jamal were assigned to in the first episode.
Chris and Jamal end up in jail after getting caught with fake IDs.
But the situation worsens when Al and El-Train Steven Daniel come to bail the guys out and end up behind bars as well. Meanwhile, Dawn and Cassidy offer their tutoring services at the school fundraising auction, but they're worried that Vinnie and Rocco have more than tutoring on their minds when they bid on the girls.
Chris and Jamal uncover Dating city guys school's old radio station. The station is restarted and
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Meanwhile, El-Train has a broken tooth but is afraid of going to the dentist. El-Train has
Dating city guys fight with his mom and decides to move out of his home. But when Chris lets El-Train stay at his Park Avenue penthouse, he soon realizes that El-Train isn't interested in going back home anytime soon, so he has to come up with a plan to get El-Train back with his mother.
Meanwhile, Al asks Cassidy and Dawn to be models for a photo shoot, but the girls become angered when they see where the photos end up. After being robbed at gunpoint one night, Jamal buys a gun himself to feel safe.
Chris finds out that his parents are getting a divorce, he becomes a recluse and blames himself for their breakup. But his friends help him realize that it was not his fault and that he should talk things out with his parents. Dating city guys El-Train beats up a local bully, he starts reverting to his Dating city guys days of bullying people, and even begins to isolate his friends.
But when Miss Noble gets a hold of him, she reminds him of how far he's come, forcing him to think twice about his attitude, and his next schoolyard fight.
Meanwhile, Dawn is embarrassed after a terrible date with school quarterback Brent guest star Scott Hammwhere she tried to pass herself off as a football expert and ended up looking like a fool.
Jamal asks Cassidy if she can get her new boyfriend, 98 singer Nick Lachey, to perform with the rest of the group at an 'unofficial' school dance on the roof of Manhattan High. Although the dance is supposed to be kept a secret from Miss Noble, the gang soon realizes the consequences of trying to fool the principal.
Chris decides to go on a date with one of the callers to his radio show, but when he sees Dating city guys she dresses like a Goth, he is unsure about whether or not to go out with her again, even though he likes her. Miss Noble asks Jamal and Chris to become big brothers as part of a class project.
But their little brother, Ernesto, turns out to be a handful of trouble, especially when he keeps disappearing the guys. Meanwhile, Cassidy tries to pass Driver's Education again, but first she has Dating city guys get by the very strict teacher's assistant, El-Train.
Cassidy starts taking pills when she is overworked. Noble quits after the students take her for granted one too many times. She returns when her replacement gets out of control. During his radio show, Jamal advises an anonymous caller to drop her current boyfriend for the guy she has a crush on, but doesn't realize that Al is going to be the one cut loose.