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In the House 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1995–1999)
Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.

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Winifred Hervey
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5   4   3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996   1995  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
LL Cool J ...  Marion Hill / ... 76 episodes, 1995-1999
Maia Campbell Maia Campbell ...  Tiffany Warren 72 episodes, 1995-1999
Alfonso Ribeiro ...  Dr. Maxwell Stanton / ... 51 episodes, 1995-1999
Kim Wayans ...  Tonia Harris 50 episodes, 1995-1998
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Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.

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Comedy

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Trivia

According to Alfonso Ribeiro, he did not enjoy working on the series because LL Cool J created a poor working environment. Ribeiro stated that LL was focused on his music instead of the show. Ribeiro did not want to return to the series' fifth season because he did not want to work with LL any longer. When LL heard this, he apologized to Ribeiro and the two remained friendly while they worked on the fifth season. See more »

Quotes

Marion Hill: [while on a date] I just started my own business and I'm running a little low on cash, so a french restaurant is out. But I know a mice little Scottish place down the street... McDonald's?
[date drive off and leave]
Marion Hill: I got cookies!
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Referenced in South Side: Mild Sauce Meatballs (2019) See more »

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Why all these transitions?
25 February 2003 | by raysondSee all my reviews

It is quite amazing that this series is still seen in repeats in some syndication markets across the country. Actually,in my own opinion it wasn't a bad series by the way since it ran for four seasons on two major networks. First it was on NBC for two seasons,then after NBC canceled the series,UPN picked it up for the duration of its run. The series was produced by the same individuals who were behind another successful series of the 1990's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".

First off,lets talk about the first two seasons went it appear on NBC-TV from 1995-1997. It centered around the Warren family which consisted of mother Jackie(Debbie Allen),daughter Tiffany(Maia Campbell),son Jeffery(Jeffrey Wood,who looked like the pint sized version of a miniature Steve Urkel who was gone by the end of the show's first season;in turn the actor resembled a slight look alike to actor Jaleel White of Family Matters fame,but smaller)and their landlord,ex-football star Marion Hill(played by LL Cool J). When it first came on most of the episodes from the first season consisted of the relationship between the divorce mom Jackie and the landlord Marion and their involvement with the kids which was in a point funny and hilarious in some of the earlier episodes but sometimes way overdrawn and overly acted(especially with the performances from Debbie Allen who was in turn the show's executive producer during its first two seasons)in their characters which during its last season the producers made sweeping changes to the show and from there network executives over at NBC pull the plug on this series making the change to another network the next season.

In the fall of 1997,the series moved over to the UPN Network where it ran for another two seasons which ended in 1999.Its improvement wasn't all that better but without the show's executive producer Debbie Allen from the first two seasons the show flourish anyway with the star power of actor/rapper LL Cool J as the lead support. During this switch their were some numerous changes involved with the series as well,but also the producers kept stars LL Cool J and Maia Campbell and added new characters to the mix including former In Living Color alumnus Kim Wayans,Alfonso Roberio(from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,and Silver Spoons),and Lark Voorhies(from The Jeffersons,and Saved By The Bell).

The show had a lot of transitions that were involved which frankly in my book killed it. All they had to do was keep the formula simple but in turn it fell completely apart since anyway. In all a great series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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