Just Our Luck is a short-lived American sitcom which aired on the American Broadcasting Company in the fall of 1983. Created by brothers Lawrence and Charles Gordon, it was considered a modernized version of the classic 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. The series stars Richard Gilliland as a mild-mannered TV weatherman for KPOX-TV, and T. K. Carter as a hip, fun-loving 3,000-year-old genie who is freed by Gilliland after being imprisoned in his bottle for nearly two centuries.The series was produced by Lorimar Productions, and initially promoted by ABC as one of its new ambitious comedies along with Webster. Just Our Luck was created to compete against The A-Team on NBC but earned low ratings for much of its run. It was poorly received by critics, however, and was the subject of controversy when the NAACP charged the show with promoting negative stereotypes of African-Americans. The NAACP originally campaigned to have the show removed but later settled for a degree of creative control in the show's development. This included changes to Carter's dialogue, the hiring of black staff writers and the addition of Leonard Simon to the cast. The show was cancelled after three months.
Condo is an American television sitcom which aired on ABC from February 10, 1983 until June 9, 1983. The series stars McLean Stevenson and Luis Avalos as the fathers of two families who move into condominium units next to each other. Sheldon Bull created the series, which was executive produced by Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, and John Rich. Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein were also producers.
Set in Washington D.C., the weekly, half-hour ABC sitcom That's My Mama starred Clifton Davis as Clifton Curtis, a young African-American bachelor who ran Oscar's, a neighborhood barbershop named after his late father. Although Clifton would have preferred to be a "swingin'" bachelor, his widowed mother, Eloise "Mama" Curtis (Theresa Merritt), wanted him to settle down with a nice respectable bride. While Clifton lived with his Mama, his sister Tracy (played by Lynne Moody, then by Joan Pringle) resided with her engineer husband Leonard Taylor (Lisle Wilson). Mama was delighted by Tracy's choice of men, though Clifton regarded Leonard as something of a nerd. Also seen were Theodore Wilson as Earl Chambers, professional mail carrier and launcher of a thousand ill-advised get-rich-quick schemes; a pre-Love Boat Ted Lange as Clifford's philosophical pal Junior, and Jester Hairston and DeForest Covan as Wildcat and Josh, a pair of garrulous old-timers who spent all their waking hours hanging around the barbershop. If for no other reason, That's My Mama would be memorable as the first TV series to acknowledge the corner barbershop as the hub of social activity in urban black America. Debuting September 4, 1974, the series lasted two seasons and 39 episodes, the last of which aired on December 24, 1975.
Ginger-Nell Hollyhock is a single and lonely hairdresser who lives in Kansas City, Missouri during the Great Depression year of 1933. When Ginger-Nell places classified ads in the local newspapers, she recruits a group of wacky relatives - a con-man husband, Fast Eddie Murtaugh; a tap-dancing daughter, Anna Marie Hollyhock; a son who wanted to fly like a bird, Junior Hollyhock; and a tottering old blind grandfather, Grandpa Hollyhock - all of whom come to live together for the laughs.