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The pilot aired on WBBM-TV in Chicago on August 1, 1982, a Sunday night, at 11:15 p.m. and garnered a 72 share of all black households watching television. The pilot was then tested in Atlanta (aired August 29, 1982 on WXIA) and the District of Columbia (aired October 2, 1982 on WDVM). Due to the ratings success of these tests the show was put into production and syndicated the following year. See more