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 Comfort
Directed by Neema Barnette Stan Lathan Dick Martin Tony Singletary
Starring Redd Foxx Rosanna DeSoto Nathaniel Taylor Pamela Segall Theodore Wilson Sinbad
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).