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227 is an American situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, until May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, Mary Jenkins. It was produced by Embassy Television from 1985 to 1986 and by Embassy Communications from 1986 until 1988; then ELP Communications through Columbia Pictures Television produced the series in its final two seasons.

  1. Michael G. Moye


Series Cast

  1. Marla Gibbs

    Marla Gibbs

    Mary Jenkins

    116 Episodes

  2. Regina King

    Regina King

    Brenda Jenkins

    116 Episodes

  3. Hal Williams

    Hal Williams

    Lester Jenkins

    116 Episodes

  4. Alaina Reed Hall

    Alaina Reed Hall

    Rose Lee Holloway

    116 Episodes

  5. Helen Martin

    Helen Martin

    Pearl Shay

    116 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 5

1989 | 24 Episodes

Season 5 of 227 premiered on September 23, 1989.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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