Guys to avoid dating

The series was very similar in style to Saved by the Bell, but 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 Whyte), two 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 series went on.

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The theme song for "City Guys" was written by Joey Schwartz, Eric Swerdloff and Michael Muta-Ali Muhammad and composed by Joey Schwartz (who also composed the incidental music used to denote scene changes and breaks in the program).

The rap and R&B-infused theme included a chorus, "C-I-T-Y you can see why, these guys, the neat guys, smart and streetwise," which repeating twice consecutively during the beginning, middle and near the end of the song.

The series opens with the arrival of Jamal Grant and Chris Anderson at Manny High School.

Both make different entrances with Jamal paying guys to walk him to school as his posse and Chris driving his dad's car.

L-Train warns Jamal that he's dead meat if he even thinks about painting over his graffiti.

Chris learns about it and proceeds to paint over it.In the end, they both get assigned to do a video year book for the school year.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.

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