Composer(s) Sonny Burke
Final episode date 19 April 1986
Number of seasons 1
First episode date 18 January 1986
Number of episodes 13
|Created by Bob ComfortRick KellardStuart Sheslow|
Directed by Neema BarnetteStan LathanDick MartinTony Singletary
Starring Redd FoxxRosanna DeSotoNathaniel TaylorPamela SegallTheodore WilsonSinbad
Opening theme "Heart of the City"performed by Kool & the Gang
Network American Broadcasting Company
Cast Redd Foxx, Sinbad, Pamela Adlon, Rosanna DeSoto, Nathaniel Taylor
Similar Sanford, Sanford and Son, The Royal Family, Gimme a Break!, Mr Sunshine
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; the show usually finished in the bottom ten for the week. A total of 13 episodes were made.
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 son Byron (Sinbad).