No Re-runs

Here are a few shows that don’t get rerun time these days. Its a lost part of history that should be aired but, isn’t.

Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired on ABC from September 17, 1969, to January 11, 1974, for 112 episodes. The show was broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 PM (EST) for its first two seasons before settling into its best-known time slot of Friday evenings at 9:00 PM, following The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family and preceding The Odd Couple and Love, American Style.

The Bill Cosby Show is an American situation comedy that aired for two seasons on NBC’s Sunday night schedule from 1969 until 1971, under the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble. There were 52 episodes made in the series. It marked Cosby’s first solo foray in television, after his co-starring role with Robert Culp in I Spy. The series also marked the first time an African American starred in his or her own eponymous comedy series.

Baby, I’m Back is an American sitcom that aired CBS from January to April 1978. The series stars former Sanford and Son star Demond Wilson (in his first role after that series’ cancellation), Room 222 alumna Denise Nicholas, Helen Martin, and future Facts of Life co-star Kim Fields.

Set in a middle-class African American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the program revolved around the character Clifton Curtis (played by Clifton Davis), a man in his mid-20s who worked as a barber at Oscar’s Barber Shop, the family barber shop he had inherited from his late father. While Clifton enjoyed being a bachelor, his loving, but tart-tongued and opinionated mother Eloise “Mama” Curtis, played by Theresa Merritt, wanted him to settle down and find a nice wife.

What’s Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, What’s Happening!! returned in November 1976 as a weekly series. It remained a regular show until 1979; ratings were modest. What’s Happening!! was loosely based on the motion picture Cooley High, also written by Eric Monte.

 

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