Season 1, Episode 2 The Courtship of Bess Richards
First Aired: October 4, 1986
Deacon Frye flatters a gospel singer so she'll join his church, but she thinks he wants to marry her. Father of the Bride: Arthur Adams. Groom: Charles Walker. Rev. Gregory: Clifton Davis.
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- Premiered: September 27, 1986
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: A pompous, scheming deacon clashes with a new minister over the running of a Philadelphia church in this popular sitcom. The series was a follow-up hit for Sherman Hemsley, who, a year earlier, had finished a 10-year run on 'The Jeffersons.' (more)