The Redd Foxx Show

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The Redd Foxx Show
Redd Foxx Show A.jpg
Pamela Segall, Redd Foxx and Rosanna DeSoto
GenreSitcom
Created byBob Comfort
Rick Kellard
Stuart Sheslow
Directed byNeema Barnette
Stan Lathan
Dick Martin
Tony Singletary
StarringRedd Foxx
Rosanna DeSoto
Nathaniel Taylor
Pamela Segall
Theodore Wilson
Sinbad
Opening theme"Heart of the City"
performed by Kool & the Gang
Composer(s)Sonny Burke
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)Rick Kellard
Stuart Sheslow
Producer(s)Tom Biener
Ron Landry
Eric Cohen
Jack Seifert
George Sunga
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Thunder Road Productions
Lorimar Productions
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 18 – April 19, 1986

The Redd Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that premiered January 18, 1986 on ABC. The show was cancelled after 3 months, partly due to low ratings in its Saturday-night timeslot (the eighth episode aired in a Friday-night slot). Although the first two episodes brought in decent ratings;[1] the show usually finished in the bottom ten for the week. A total of 13 episodes were made.

Overview[edit]

Al Hughes (Redd Foxx), a New York City diner/newsstand owner, adopts a "streetwise" teenager named Toni (Pamela Segall Adlon). Diana (Rosanna DeSoto) worked with Al in the newsstand and Jim-Jam (Nathaniel Taylor, Theodore Wilson) owned a Chinese restaurant nearby. As the show went on, Toni "disappeared" and in came Al's ex-wife Felicia (Beverly Todd) and his foster son, Byron (Sinbad).

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Dave PowersTeleplay by: Bob Comfort & Rick Kellard
Story by: Bob Comfort, Rick Kellard & Stuart Sheslow
January 18, 1986 (1986-01-18)
2"High School Blues"Howard StormRick KellardJanuary 25, 1986 (1986-01-25)
3"High Blood Pressure"Howard StormRick KellardFebruary 1, 1986 (1986-02-01)
4"My Funny Valentine"Howard StormEric CohenFebruary 8, 1986 (1986-02-08)
5"The Good Samaritan"Tony SingletaryEric CohenFebruary 15, 1986 (1986-02-15)
6"Al's First Date"Dick MartinRex Beaumont & Danny StrongFebruary 22, 1986 (1986-02-22)
7"Old Buddies"Carroll O'Connor & Lee BernhardiCarroll O'ConnorMarch 1, 1986 (1986-03-01)
8"The Prodigal Son"Tony SingletaryTeleplay by: Rick Kellard
Story by: Stuart Sheslow & Rick Kellard
March 14, 1986 (1986-03-14)
9"Lotto Fever"Stan LathanRick KellardMarch 15, 1986 (1986-03-15)
10"Mr. Right and Wrong"Lee BernhardiPhil Kellard & Tom MooreMarch 22, 1986 (1986-03-22)
11"A Night to Forget"Bill FosterJohn Donley & Clay GrahamMarch 29, 1986 (1986-03-29)
12"The Old & the Restless"Stan LathanTeleplay by: Phil Kellard & Tom Moore
Story by: Rick Kellard & Stuart Sheslow
April 12, 1986 (1986-04-12)
13"High Noon"Dick MartinTeleplay by: Phil Kellard, Tom Moore & Maiya Williams
Story by: Redd Foxx
April 19, 1986 (1986-04-19)

Ratings[edit]

  • Episode 1: 14.2/24 (46th out of 71) [2]
  • Episode 2: 14.9/24 (45th out of 67) [3]
  • Episode 3: 9.0/16 (63rd out of 68) [4]
  • Episode 4: 10.5/18 (55th out of 60) [5]
  • Episode 5: 10.6/17 (61st out of 66) [6]
  • Episode 6: 9.0/16 (65th out of 68) [7]
  • Episode 7: 10.2/18 (55th out of 63) [8]
  • Episode 8: 12.2/19 (53rd out of 69) [9]
  • Episode 9: 9.9/17 (61st out of 69) [10]
  • Episode 10: 10.3/19 (59th out of 65) [11]
  • Episode 11: 8.6/16 (62nd out of 65) [12]
  • Episode 12: 8.1/15 (67th out of 71) [13]
  • Episode 13: 6.8/12 (62nd out of 64) [14]

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