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The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. Communications Company from 1975–1982 and by Embassy Television from 1982–1985. The Jeffersons is one of the longest-running sitcoms in the history of American television.

The show focuses on George and Louise Jefferson, an affluent Black couple living in New York City. The show was launched as the second spin-off of All in the Family, on which the Jeffersons had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

The show was the creation of prolific television producer Norman Lear. However, it was less sharply political in tone than some of his shows. The Jeffersons evolved into more of a traditional sitcom, relying more on the characters' interactions with one another than on explicitly political dialogue or storylines. It did, however, tackle a few controversial topics, including racism, suicide, gun control and adult illiteracy. Also, the words "nigger" and "honky" were used occasionally, especially during the earlier seasons.

The Jeffersons had one spin-off, titled Checking In. The short-lived series was centered around the Jeffersons' housekeeper, Florence. Checking In only lasted four episodes, after which Florence returned to The Jeffersons.

  1. Norman Lear

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  2. Michael Ross

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Paul Benedict

    Paul Benedict

    Harry Bentley

    253 Episodes

  2. Franklin Cover

    Franklin Cover

    253 Episodes

  3. Roxie Roker

    253 Episodes

  4. Sherman Hemsley

    Sherman Hemsley

    George Jefferson

    253 Episodes

  5. Isabel Sanford

    Isabel Sanford

    Louise Jefferson

    253 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 11

1984 | 24 Episodes

Season 11 of The Jeffersons premiered on October 14, 1984.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m

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