Sep. 27, 1986
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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One year after the demise of The Jeffersons, Sherman Hemsley returned to television to star in another hit sitcom as Ernest Frye who is a lawyer and the scheming deacon of First Community Church of Philadelphia, and who intended to keep it under his thumb. Unfortunately, the new minister, Rev. Reuben Gregory, had other ideas and every week he quietly deflated the strutting deacon.

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05x22 Deliverance (2) Aired: May. 11, 1991

Appearances by James Brown and Lloyd Price aren't the only surprises during a telethon to save the church: Thelma delivers a baby boy. (Part …

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The show had 5 seasons and 110 episodes air between 1986 and 1991.

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  • Tony T. Johnson was only supposed to be a recurring character, but the audiences enjoyed him so much that he became a regular cast member.
  • In addition to playing a minister on TV, Clifton Davis is actually an ordained Baptist minister.
  • Barbara Montgomery left the series after she was offered a starring role on the ABC sitcom Married People.
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