Sitcom that aired on ABC. Seven siblings (the Jerrico family) are left orphaned by a tragic accident. To avoid being split up and put into foster care, the eldest brother, Josh steps up to ... See full summary »

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David W. Duclon
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1995   1994  
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Ralph Louis Harris ...  Aunt Jelcinda / ... 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jojo Smollett Jojo Smollett ...  Jimi Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jazz Smollett Jazz Smollett ...  Jai Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jussie Smollett ...  Jesse Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ...  Jordee Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jake Smollett Jake Smollett ...  Joc Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Jocqui Smollett Jocqui Smollett ...  Jarreau Jerrico 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Kimberley Kates ...  Alana Michaels 12 episodes, 1994
Roger Aaron Brown ...  Gordon Ormsby 11 episodes, 1994
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Sitcom that aired on ABC. Seven siblings (the Jerrico family) are left orphaned by a tragic accident. To avoid being split up and put into foster care, the eldest brother, Josh steps up to take care of his brothers and sisters. Problems arise when social services comes to check on the kids, so Josh takes it upon himself to pose as their aunt (in Madea-style drag, of course) to keep the case worker from finding out their secret.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seuls au monde See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This sitcom premiered the same year as Party of Five (1994). Both series were about siblings whose parents were killed in a tragic accident. See more »

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Great show, should've lasted longer
19 August 2004 | by melodaSee all my reviews

This show was really a good family comedy, and should have lasted longer. Some people preferred the first season, when the older brother dressed as "Mama J." to keep the family together after losing their parents. Many criticized them for copying Mrs. Doubtfire, but it had a totally different plot and was still funny. It was then pulled off the air from December, 1994; to March, 1995. After that, they changed the plot, saying that Josh (the oldest brother) was granted custody. That was good too. Naturally, that way wasn't as humorous, but was still a good show for the family. It's too bad it didn't last longer. It really would have worked if they hadn't based it on "Mama J." as being the only funny character, as people would have liked it anyway, AND Josh could have continued to dress as her but not as often.


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