The Redd Foxx Show (1986– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 102 titles
created 22 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2195 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 114 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 
a list of 16 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 4241 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Redd Foxx Show (1986– )

The Redd Foxx Show (1986– ) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Redd Foxx Show.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1986  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

That's My Mama (1974–1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stars: Clifton Davis, Theresa Merritt, Ted Lange
Good Times (1974–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis
What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

Stars: Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Danielle Spencer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A black man is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him right.

Director: George Schlatter
Stars: Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey, Dennis Dugan
Girlfriends (2000–2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White
Malcolm & Eddie (1996–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Malcolm McGee is a responsible and sensible 20-something who ends up sharing a Kansas City apartment and a business venture with relentlessly enthusiastic tow truck owner Eddie Sherman. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Eddie Griffin, Karen Malina White
Plump Fiction (1997)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Follows the plot of Pulp Fiction, also parodying scenes from other movies.

Director: Bob Koherr
Stars: Tommy Davidson, Julie Brown, Paul Dinello
The Royal Family (1991–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Della Reese, Mariann Aalda, Sylver Gregory
Sanford (1980–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray
Roc (1991–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce, Rocky Carroll
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Popular comedian Mark Curry plays Mr. Mark Cooper, a single high school teacher and basketball coach living in Oakland, California. Between coaching, teaching, dealing with neighborhood ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman
Amen (1986–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Al Hughes (13 episodes, 1986)
...
 Diana Olmos (7 episodes, 1986)
...
 Toni Rutledge (7 episodes, 1986)
...
 Byron Lightfoot (6 episodes, 1986)
...
 Felicia Clemmons-Hughes (6 episodes, 1986)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El show de Redd Foxx  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Theme song
Sung by Kool & The Gang
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Redd Foxx Show: One of the lost classics from the golden age of black sitcoms
1 March 2011 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The short-lived situation comedy sitcom "The Redd Foxx Show" was comedian-actor Redd Foxx's attempt at doing another weekly series. The series premiered nine years after "Sanford and Son" when off the air in 1977. At that time,and even after "Sanford and Son",left the airwaves,Redd Foxx tried his hand at a weekly variety show during the mid to late 1970's,but that didn't work out. He even tried his hand at doing a dramatic role in a family drama. That didn't work out. By 1980,Redd Foxx made a return to television...back to his former employer at NBC to do another spin-off to his hit television series of the 1970's titled "Sanford",but it lasted one season. With "The Redd Foxx Show",he was back in his prime,on a sitcom that came during the post "Sanford and Son",and pre "The Royal Family" sitcom during the early 1990's.

Redd Foxx attempted to make a grand comeback in 1986 in this nice short-lived sitcom about a small time businessman in New York City. Redd Foxx portrayed Al Hughes,a gruff old codger who ran a combination diner and newspaper stand in a predominately black inner-city neighborhood. Hanging around the corner were Toni(Pamela Segall-Adlon),a teenage white street kid he had adopted as his foster daughter. Diana(Rosana DeSoto)was the waitress who worked at Al's Diner. Jim-Jam(who was played by two actors;one of them was played by former "Sanford and Son" alumni Nathaniel Taylor and the other was played by Theodore Wilson)was Al's competition newspaper rival and close family friend. Others that were frequent around the neighborhood were Sgt. Dwight Stryker(Barry Van Dyke)who basically roamed the streets and was a constant lookout for the neighbors. Award winning actress Beverly Todd of "Lean On Me" fame was Al's devoted wife Felicia.

There was a lot of street life in the neighborhood,and during the early episode segments were enlivened by four harmonizing black kids who worked as movers and constituted the "Mulberry Street Du-Wop Moving Company". The show had a good premise,but had some big-time troubles especially in the major cast changes. The changes were made in episode 6 of the series when former "Sanford and Son" alumnus Nathaniel Taylor left the series over a contract dispute. In a desperate attempt to save the show,the change was made when the producers brought in actor Theodore Wilson for the rest of the series run as of February 22,1986. Wilson,for those who made not know this talented actor was known for starring in a lot of black-oriented sitcoms during the 1970's including the short-lived series "Roll Out!",which was a World War II comedy from the producers of "M*A*S*H",but was better known to viewers as Sweet Daddy Williams on "Good Times" as was known for starring opposite Clifton Davis on the short-lived series "That's My Mama". Another major cast change was made in March of 1986 in an desperate attempt to improve the program's sagging ratings,but it didn't help.

Toni and Diana departed while Al was descended upon his sharp-tongued lovable wife Felicia who demanded interest in the business in lieu of the alimony that he never paid her. In the last few episode,the producers brought in Comedian-actor Sinbad as the foster son Bryon. The reasons why "The Redd Foxx Show" sagged in the ratings was that when it premiered in January of 1986,ABC brought the show on during mid-season and was placed on Saturday nights opposite two of the biggest black sitcoms of their day that were dominating powerhouses over at NBC, "The Facts of Life",and "227",aka "The Marla Gibbs Show",which brought it to its death-knell. "The Redd Foxx Show" ran for 13 episodes on ABC from January 18,1986 until the final episode on April 19,1986. Why this show didn't last? The jokes and punchlines were not as funny as his previous sitcom and it shows in some of the episodes. Some were fairly decent while others were downright dumb. The guest star roster includes a who's who ranging from Glynn Turman,David Kaufman,and even former "Sanford and Son" alumnus Whitman Mayo. One episode had the one and only James Brown(Godfather of Soul)making a cameo appearance and the other had Redd Foxx doing a singing part. The 1980's R&B group Kool and The Gang sung the theme song.

From the previous comment:The episode of "The Redd Foxx Show" where guest star Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as a banker who tried successfully to sue him after choking in his restaurant was in episode 6 of the series titled "The Good Samaritian").

Nathaniel Taylor was in episodes 1 thru 6. Theodore Wilson was in episodes 6 thru 13.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Redd Foxx in a totally different role Bpete33
Bobby Hill was the foster daughter! Wheeljak
Discuss The Redd Foxx Show (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?