|Created by||Mike Milligan
|Directed by||Jack Shea|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||T.A.T. Communications Company|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||April 9 – 30, 1981|
|Related shows||The Jeffersons|
In the seventh-season finale episode of The Jeffersons, "Florence's New Job", the Jeffersons' maid, Florence Johnston (played by Marla Gibbs), accepted a job to become the executive housekeeper at the fictional St. Frederick Hotel in New York City. The series follows Florence's misadventures at the hotel with her co-workers: Lyle Block, her stuffy manager; Elena Beltran, her assistant; Earl Bellamy, the inept house detective; Hank Sabatino, the lewd handyman; Betty, the floor supervisor; Dennis, the bellboy; and Mr. Claymore, the hotel owner.
- Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston
- Larry Linville as Lyle Block
- Ruth Brown as Betty
- Patrick Collins as Earl Bellamy
- Robert Costanzo as Hank Sabatino
- Jordan Gibbs as Dennis
- Liz Torres as Elena Beltran
- John Anderson as Mr. Claymore
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Boo Who?"||Jack Shea||Howard Bendetson & Bob Bendetson||April 9, 1981|
|Florence and Elena suspect that a ghost is roaming the building, and Florence decides to spend the night alone in a room to prove that it's not haunted.|
|2||"Block's Party"||Jack Shea||Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf||April 16, 1981|
|Lyle throws a party at the hotel, but his high school rival (now a pro football coach) and his team decide to crash it.|
|3||"Whose Side Are You On?"||Jack Shea||Michael G. Moye||April 23, 1981|
|Florence is caught between Lyle and Elena when they have an argument, but she won't take anyone's side.|
|4||"Florence and the Salesman"||Jack Shea||Lesa Kite & Cindy Begel and Howard Bendetson & Bob Bendetson||April 30, 1981|
|Florence misunderstands and thinks an elderly salesman is coming on to her, but he's really trying to make a sales pitch.|
Checking In premiered on CBS on April 9, 1981, and lasted for only four episodes in the Thursday, 8:00 p.m. EST timeslot. Faced with low ratings, the series was cancelled, with the final episode airing on April 30, 1981. Gibbs then returned to her regular role on The Jeffersons and it was explained that the St. Frederick Hotel had burned down.
Nick at Nite reaired the entire series.
Home media release
- TV Guide. "Checking In Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-10-02.