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 (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tony Holmes ...
 Jordan Ellis (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Luzelle Carter (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
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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No Post Sanford and Son Success for Wilson
11 December 2000 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Demond Wilson's character had deserted his wife and son some years before, and had returned home. However, his wife had declared her errant husband dead, and had gotten engaged to a military man. The premise of the short-lived sitcom was the efforts of the Wilson character trying to convince his wife that he was a changed man and wanted to have a relationship with her again.

Wilson was fresh off of the recently cancelled Sanford and Son at the time, when he appeared in this series. It was not a good series, and I don't believe it made it through one season.


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