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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 1991
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: Bill Cobbs, Sam Waterston, Jeremy London
  • Summary: Set in a fictional small town in the segregated South in the late 1950s, I'll Fly Away centers on a white lawyer who has three children and an African-American housekeeper. Season two focuses more heavily on the Civil Rights Movement. This critically acclaimed but low-rated drama aired for parts of two seasons on NBC in the early 1990s, winning two Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award in the process. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jul 23, 2013
    100
    Changes are evident in tonight's episode, but the creative tinkering hasn't compromised the integrity of this remarkable show. [25 Sep 1992]
  2. Reviewed by: John Engstrom
    Jul 23, 2013
    60
    There is reason to be concerned about "I'll Fly Away." ... The [season premiere] plays like a high-road, night-time soap. [25 Sep 1992]