The Jeffersons (1975-1985)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1975-01-18

Runtime: 30 minutes

Rating(s): 7.4

Genre(s): Comedy

Language(s): English


The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. Communications Company from 1975–1982 and by Embassy Television from 1982–1985. The Jeffersons is one of the longest-running sitcoms in the history of American television. The show focuses on George and Louise Jefferson, an affluent Black couple living in New York City. The show was launched as the second spin-off of All in the Family, on which the Jeffersons had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker. The show was the creation of prolific television producer Norman Lear. However, it was less sharply political in tone than some of his shows. The Jeffersons evolved into more of a traditional sitcom, relying more on the characters' interactions with one another than on explicitly political dialogue or storylines. It did, however, tackle a few controversial topics, including racism, suicide, gun control and adult illiteracy. Also, the words "nigger" and "honky" were used occasionally, especially during the earlier seasons. The Jeffersons had one spin-off, titled Checking In. The short-lived series was centered around the Jeffersons' housekeeper, Florence. Checking In only lasted four episodes, after which Florence returned to The Jeffersons.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 253
Season 1 13
Season 2 24
Season 3 24
Season 4 26
Season 5 24
Season 6 24
Season 7 20
Season 8 25
Season 9 27
Season 10 22
Season 11 24
Specials 1
Cast 8
Sherman Hemsley - George Jefferson
Isabel Sanford - Louise Jefferson
Marla Gibbs - Florence Johnston
Roxie Roker
Paul Benedict - Harry Bentley
Franklin Cover
Damon Evans
Zara Cully
Production 3
Michael Ross - Producer
Ron Leavitt - Producer
Michael G. Moye - Producer
Network 1

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