Ray Ellis returns to his wife after seven years of abandonment, only to find she is engaged to another man.
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 Raymond Ellis (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Olivia Ellis (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Angie Ellis (12 episodes, 1978)
Tony Holmes ...
 Jordan Ellis (12 episodes, 1978)
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 Luzelle Carter (12 episodes, 1978)
Ed Hall ...
 Colonel Wallace Dickey (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Seven years after Ray Ellis abandoned his wife Olivia and two children, he is declared officially dead. That's when Ray reenters their life, only to find that Olivia is engaged to marry uptight Army colonel Dickey. Interested in reopening their old relationship, Ray moves next door to Olivia and their kids, hoping to assure them that he has changed his irresponsible ways, much to Dickey's chagrin. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Raymond Ellis: [narrated during opening credits] And then there's my mother-in-law, Luzelle. Luzelle is French for "killer". The day she moved in, the rats moved next door.
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Not Perfect...But Delightful
4 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though the premise was somewhat limited, this show itself was enjoyable because of the colorful cast of characters. The contrast and variety of Denise Nicholas playing an uptight ex- wife, Demond Wilson playing a desperate man, Kim Fields as a sassy but very cute little girl (before Facts of Life!), and Helen Martin as a sharp-tongued grandmother, made for lots of fun. The verbal battles between Wilson and Martin's characters were especially enjoyable to watch. Also, Tony Holmes was a unique child actor - and I wish he had gone on to do more. The writing and plots weren't the greatest, but the cast's delivery made them work -- and when watching these episodes nowadays, I am easily reminded of a time when TV was much more innocent and unaffected.


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