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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 14, 1985
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Paul Winfield, Countess Vaughn, Marla Gibbs
  • Summary: This popular sitcom that starred Marla Gibbs, who played Florence Johnston for many years on The Jeffersons, got her own show. She played Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway,This popular sitcom that starred Marla Gibbs, who played Florence Johnston for many years on The Jeffersons, got her own show. She played Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway, who used to sit out with her on the stoop of the apartment building (#227) and discuss many things, especially Sandra Clark, the wise-cracking, hyperactive, and often scatter-brained woman from upstairs. Rose had a daughter named Tiffany. Next door to the Jenkins was the gossipping, yet loving, Pearl Shay, a crotchety busybody who lived with her grandson Calvin Dobbs, who was Brenda's first love. Throughout the final two seasons, several new characters appeared.

    Broadcast History
    September 1985-June 1986----Saturdays----9:30 p.m.
    June 1986-May 1987----Saturdays----8:30 p.m.
    June 1987-July 1987----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.
    July 1987-September 1988----Saturdays----8:30 p.m.
    October 1988-July 1989----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.
    September 1989-February 1990----Saturdays----8:30 p.m.
    April 1990-May 1990----Sundays----8:30 p.m.
    June 1990-July 1990----Saturdays----8:00 p.m

    Theme Song
    There's no place like home.
    With your family around you, you're never alone.
    When you know that your loved,
    You don't need to roam,
    Cause there's no place like home

    Time's are changing everyday.
    We won't get by with the same old ways (Oh, no!).
    Pulling together will make it right.
    With help from are friends I know we'll get by,

    Cause there's no place like home.
    With your family around you you're never alone.
    When you know that your loved,
    You don't need to roam.
    Cause there ain't no place like,
    (Better believe it)
    There ain't no place like
    (Better believe it)
    Cause there ain't no place like,
    There's no place like home!

    "I mean no place child".
    Now being shown on
    TVLand---9:00AM (Sundays)
    TV One---Weekdays (Check local listings)
    Nielsen Ratings:(Top 30 or Better)
    #18 in the 1985-1986 Season
    #14 in the 1986-1987 Season
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
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