Up and Coming (1979– )

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This story is about a successful black family who move out of Oakland into a middle-class San Francisco neighborhood.

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Series cast summary:
Yule Caise ...
 Marcus (1 episode, 1980)
 Frank Wilson (1 episode, 1980)
 Cleo (1 episode, 1980)
Cindy Herron ...
 Valerie (1 episode, 1980)
Wolfe Perry ...
 Kevin (1 episode, 1980)
Gammy Singer ...
 Mrs. Wilson (1 episode, 1980)


This story is about a successful black family who move out of Oakland into a middle-class San Francisco neighborhood.

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Wonderful show!
13 September 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I loved this show! I was in my thirties when it aired and made a point of taping it to view in the evening. The day wasn't complete without it. It was well-written with a sensitive and realistic take on the life of a black family. I suspect that's why it didn't last very long ;o). The parents were working-class, decent people who loved and worried about their children and taught those values that seem so lacking in today's society. A lot of people don't know this, but the show was one of Laurence (Larry at the time) Fishburne's early acting jobs. He played the boyfriend of the best friend of Cindy Herron's character. He made quite an impression on me then and I've enjoyed watching his progress. It would be nice to see this show in syndication. The subject matter is timeless.

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