Cuts (TV series)

Cuts is an American sitcom that aired on the UPN network from February 14, 2005, to May 11, 2006, and is a spin-off of another UPN series, One on One. The show was canceled along with many other shows when the UPN and WB networks merged to form The CW.

Created byEunetta T. Boone
Bennie R. Richburg Jr.
StarringMarques Houston
Shannon Elizabeth
Shondrella Avery
Rashaan Nall
Edward "Grapevine" Fordham Jr.
Béatrice Rosen
Theme music composerMarques Houston
Chris Stokes
Composer(s)Omaarr Rambert
Jae Staxx
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes31 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Eunetta T. Boone
Bennie R. Richburg Jr.
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio
Penrose Productions
Daddy's Girl Productions
Paramount Network Television
Original networkUPN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 14, 2005 (2005-02-14) 
May 11, 2006 (2006-05-11)
Related showsOne on One


For years, the Barnes' family-run barber shop was a place where guys could get a haircut while socializing and discussing anything. But when the barber shop is sold out from underneath prodigal son Kevin Barnes (played by Houston), he finds himself co-managing the shop with the new owner's spoiled daughter Tiffany Sherwood (played by Elizabeth), a rich party girl who has never worked a day in her life. Despite their differing ideas of how to make the shop a success, Kevin and Tiffany together deal with the many challenges that arise when their very opposite worlds collide. The show is set in Baltimore, Maryland.

The series is set up in the 21st and 22nd episodes of the third season of One on One titled “The Prodigal Brother” and “Splitting Hairs”





Season 1 (2005)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Cutting Corners"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Eunetta T. Boone & Bennie R. Richburg Jr.February 14, 2005 (2005-02-14)
Kevin and Tiffany spend lavishly on items that they do not need for the new salon and cut corners on several necessary repairs, they jeopardize their opening when the building inspector threatens to shut them down. So then, Kevin and Tiffany fail to get more money from Tiffany's hair-care mogul father Jack, they are forced to work with each other and rally the staff to get the place ready for the grand opening.
22"Why Can't We Be Friends?"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Eunetta T. Boone & Bennie R. Richburg Jr.February 21, 2005 (2005-02-21)
Kevin quits as CO-manager of Cuts when the whole staff falls in love with Tiffany's warm and fuzzy management style over his more disciplined approach. Later, when the staff starts coming in late and taking advantage of her, Tiffany realizes she needs to go to Kevin for help.
33"Keeping It Real"Ken WhittinghamKenny Smith Jr.February 28, 2005 (2005-02-28)
Tiffany hires a publicist to help the spa get a higher profile. So when 'Cuts' becomes the hot place to be in town, it causes the staff instantly become affected by their new popularity. Meanwhile, when all the hype dies down, Tiffany and Kevin realize they have turned on their regular neighborhood customers, and so now they must figure out a way to win them back.
44"Rich Man, Broke Man"Katy GarrestonValencia ParkerMarch 14, 2005 (2005-03-14)
Tiffany brings her new working-class boyfriend Ben to her father for dinner. And then she is surprised when her snooty ex-boyfriend shows up and tries to win Tiffany back. Meanwhile, Kevin and Walt pretend to be wealthy people to impress their gold digging dates.
55"My Boyfriend's Back"Alfonso RiberioErica Montolfo-BuraMarch 28, 2005 (2005-03-28)
Tiffany starts to date her rich ex-boyfriend Harrison, she quickly falls back into the wealthy lifestyle that she left behind. So that causes her to neglect her duties at the salon. Meanwhile, Kevin sees Tiffany's quickly losing interest in the salon as an opportunity to take total control and make the salon more manly.
66"The Hook Up"John TracyB. Mark SeabrooksMay 2, 2005 (2005-05-02)
Trying to save money on products for the salon, Kevin purchases special spa oils that unknowingly act as an aphrodisiac and creates quite a stir among the staff and clients.
77"Switch Cutters"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Charlie BonomoMay 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)
Kevin starts to bond with Jack, which makes Tiffany jealous. Then that leads to Tiffany competing with Kevin for her father's attention.
88"A Superstar is Born"Gary ShimokawaJacque EdmondsMay 16, 2005 (2005-05-16)
Tiffany and Kevin become mentors to two teenagers, but both are forced to look at their values when the kids cause trouble by following their examples. Meanwhile, Kevin wants to get back on the road with his girl and his other business. Also, Tiffany gets kicked out of her dad's house, because she threw a party.
99"On The Road Again"Brian RobertsBennie R. Richburg Jr.May 23, 2005 (2005-05-23)
Tiffany gets in a disagreement with her father, she leaves her home and then she ends up on Kevin's couch. Meanwhile, Kevin's ex-girlfriend from his "rap star" haircutting days comes and gives Kevin a job to come back on the road.

Season 2 (2005–06)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
101"Welcome Back, Barber-rino"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Bennie R. Richburg Jr.September 22, 2005 (2005-09-22)
Kevin returns from the road hoping to get his job back; Tiffany has other plans and decides to bring on another superstar female hairstylist instead. Later, refusing to admit that he desperately needs his job back, Kevin concocts a plan to make Tiffany believe she can't get along without him.
112"Home Alone"Maynard C. VirgilErica Montolfo-BuraSeptember 29, 2005 (2005-09-29)
Annoyed that Tiffany has moved into his apartment, Kevin relocates to Jack's mansion and wastes no time adjusting to all of the trappings of the good life. Meanwhile, Candy tries to pretend that she is over her break-up with her fiancé, but her co-workers don't believe she is telling them the truth.
123"Babe Magnet"Joe MenendezHale RothsteinOctober 6, 2005 (2005-10-06)
After trying to buddy up with Kevin, Tiffany inadvertently discovers that he is using her just to meet women, leaving her to question her friendship with him and everyone at the salon. Hip-Hop group Ying Yang Twins, Eric Jackson & D'eongelo Holmes, guest star as themselves. Meanwhile, Candy and Faith decide to give online dating a try.
134"Strictly Biz-nass"Brian RobertsJacque EdmondsOctober 13, 2005 (2005-10-13)
After Jack refuses to give them raises, Kevin and Tiffany are outraged to learn that Cuts is actually the most profitable store in his chain, and her dad is intentionally hiding it from them. Later, after coming to Faith's rescue with her car problems, Walt misinterprets the attention she gives him to mean she's romantically interested.
145"Mack Daddies"Alfonso RiberioJeff DysonOctober 20, 2005 (2005-10-20)
Tiffany doesn't like that her father is dating a younger girl. The girl's father feels the same way and they plot to break up the happy couple.
156"Reverse The Curse"John TracyJosh WolfOctober 27, 2005 (2005-10-27)
Kevin, along with Darius, invent a new hair care line in hopes of Jack investing in it. Meanwhile, Candy shows everyone her other job as a hairdresser in a funeral parlor.
167"Hair Tease"Maynard C. Virgil IShawnte McCallNovember 3, 2005 (2005-11-03)
Tired of the male staff's misogynist behavior towards the female customers and staff, Tiffany forces everyone to attend a sexual harassment seminar to help clean up the boys' act. Darius returns. Later, after the uptight sexual harassment trainer Ms. Fennell drastically changes the salon into an unpleasant environment, the staff volunteers Ace to get rid of her, since she has taken an interest in him.
178"Wife Swap"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Blaze Jones(story), Bennie R. Richburg Jr. & Kenny Smith Jr.(teleplay)November 10, 2005 (2005-11-10)
Kevin and Tiffany pretend to be married during a business trip in order to get a new spa product.
189"Analyze What?"Katy GarretsonErica Monofolfo-BuraNovember 17, 2005 (2005-11-17)
Kevin and Tiffany receive harsh evaluations from their staff and decide to confront them to find out who is sabotaging them.
1910"The Turkey Triangle"John TracyJessica GoldsteinNovember 24, 2005 (2005-11-24)
Tiffany learns the truth about her parents divorce when her mother comes for Thanksgiving.
2011"Blinging In The New Year"TBAB. Mark Seabrooks & Shawnte McCallDecember 15, 2005 (2005-12-15)
Jack demands that the shop be open on New Year's Eve. Kevin and Tiffany leave the staff to work while they go to a party at the mayor's mansion.
2112"Black Don't Crack"John TracyJacque EdmondsJanuary 19, 2006 (2006-01-19)
Tiffany hires a plastic surgeon for the Medi-Spa.
2213"Rogue Trip"Gary ShimokawaHale Rothstein & Chrissy PietroshFebruary 2, 2006 (2006-02-02)
Kevin loses Cuts when he and the gang go to Atlantic City for Walt's Comedy Festival.
2314"The Love Below"John TracyValencia ParkerFebruary 9, 2006 (2006-02-09)
Tiffany hires a handsome masseur and immediately gets involved with him. Kevin looks up a former lover who hurt him several years ago. He discovers that she has long since moved on from him.
2415"Carpal Kids"Maynard C. Virgil ICharlie BonomoFebruary 16, 2006 (2006-02-16)
Tiffany reconsiders her relationship with boyfriend Jeremy after learning that he has two kids. Kevin believes he has carpal tunnel syndrome, but he refuses to see a doctor.
2516"Class Dismissed"Ken WhittinghamShawnte McCallMarch 2, 2006 (2006-03-02)
Used to only dating women who treat him like a king, Kevin sets his sights on a sexy doctor, only to find himself in unfamiliar territory when he starts tending to her every need.
2617"Strictly Biz-Nass 2: Biz Nastier"Bennie R. Richburg Jr.Kenny Smith Jr.March 23, 2006 (2006-03-23)
When Jack decides to try his hand in real estate and builds condominiums in the neighborhood which will shut down small shops, Kevin tries to persuade Tiffany to join a protest against her father to get him to stop his plans.
2718"Codebreakers"Brian K. RobertsB. Mark SeabrooksApril 13, 2006 (2006-04-13)
Tiffany questions her relationship with Jeremy after an old college friend comes to visit and she realizes she may have feelings for him; Candy finds a new boyfriend, but Kevin learns that he is also dating three other women.
2819"Coupling...Except Funnier"Joe MenendezKenny Smith Jr. & Hale RothsteinApril 20, 2006 (2006-04-20)
Kevin reluctantly agrees to double date with Tiffany and Jeremy, but he soon regrets it; rumors circulate at the salon that Faith and Walt are splitting up.
2920"Adult Education"Joe MenendezValencia ParkerApril 27, 2006 (2006-04-27)
Kevin audits a business course after being a guest speaker in the class and getting embarrassed by his lack of knowledge; Tiffany tries to educate Jeremy in the proper way to dress; Walt and Ace demand a new men's room at the salon that is as nice as the ladies' room.
3021"It's A Ring Thing"Gary ShimokawaBennie R. Richburg Jr.May 4, 2006 (2006-05-04)
Tiffany tries to help her cousin, Jordan, get over a recent breakup; Kevin gives jewelry to Felicia for their three-month anniversary, but her reaction shocks him; Walt gets jealous when Faith starts spending time with her ex-husband.
3122"Hollaback, Girl"TBAEunetta T. Boone(Story), Bennie R. Richburg Jr. & Kenny Smith Jr.(teleplay)May 11, 2006 (2006-05-11)
Tiffany decides she is ready to move on and accepts her father's offer of becoming Senior V.P. of Development for Sherwood Industries, leaving Kevin to run the salon on his own. Meanwhile, Walt discover's a pregnancy test.
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