The PJs premiered on the Fox network on October 8, 2000. The cartoon moved to the WB in 2000. Now The PJs airs on Adult Swim. The cartoon was created using stop-motion animation. The PJs iconic logo was a manhole cover.
Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he is the chief superintendent. The PJs follows the adventures of the Stubbs family and the others in the building.
The PJs cast included veteran and well-known stars.
- Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) as Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs
- Loretta Devine (Boston Public) as Muriel Stubbs
- Jenifer Lewis (The Princess and the Frog) as Bebe
- Ja’net Dubois (Good Times) as Mrs. Avery
- Pepe Serna (Scarface) as Mr. Sanchez
- Cheryl Francis Harrington as Haiti Lady
- Marc Wilmore (In Living Color) as Walter Burkett
- Michael Paul Chan (The Closer)as Jimmy Ho
- Shawn Michael Howard (Amercian Dad!) as Smokey
- Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Mr. Hudson
- Michele Morgan as Juicy Hudson
- Crystal Scales (The Boondocks) as Calvin
Guest stars included celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Jackie Chan.
Eddie Murphy and Larry Wilmore executive-produced The PJs. A famous comedian, Eddie Murphy brought The PJs into the spotlight. Larry Wilmore is known from The Daily Show, The Office and as executive producer of The Bernie Mac Show. The PJs won three Emmy awards; in 1999 and 2001 Ja’net DuBois won for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance and in 2000 The PJs won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.