Sep. 14, 1985
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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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.

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05x24 No Place Like Home Aired: May. 06, 1990

Mary dreams that she's homeless after misinterpreting a plea for help from a street person (homeless advocate Theodore Hayes) as a threat to …

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The show had 5 seasons and 116 episodes air between 1985 and 1990.

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  • Originally Jackée Harry auditioned for the role of Rose, when Marla Gibbs got her to play Sandra, instead.
  • Series was based on a play of the same title by Christine Houston. It had been presented at the Crossroads Theatre and Arts Academy (Marla Gibbs's company) prior to being adapted as a series.
  • When acquiring rights to develop the play of the same name for television, Marla Gibbs original intent was to adapt it as a TV movie.
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