227 TV Show

Starring Marla Gibbs, best known as Florence the maid in The Jeffersons, this show revolves around the residents of a middle-class apartment building in a predominantly African American area of Washington, D.C.

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Network: NBC
Broadcast: 1985-1990
First Broadcast: September 14, 1985
Last Broadcast: July 28, 1990

Sep 1985-Jun 1986Sat 9:30-10:00pm
Jun 1986-May 1987Sat 8:30-9:00pm
Jun 1987-Jul 1987Sat 8:00-8:30pm
Jul 1987-Sep 1988Sat 8:30-9:00pm
Oct 1988-Jul 1989Sat 8:00-8:30pm
Sep 1989-Feb 1990Sat 8:30-9:00pm
Apr 1990-May 1990Sat 8:30-9:00pm
Jun 1990-Jul 1990Sat 8:00-8:30pm


Actor Character(s)Notes
Helen MartinPearl Shay 
Marla GibbsMary Jenkins 
Hal WilliamsLester Jenkins 
Alaina Reed-HallRose Lee Holloway 
Regina KingBrenda Jenkins 
Jackée HarrySandra Clark 
Curtis BaldwinCalvin Dobbs 

Regulars & Guest Stars

Actor Character(s)Notes
Kevin Peter HallWarren Merriwether / Gordon 
Barry SobelDylan McMillan 
Paul WinfieldJulian C. Barlow 
Toukie SmithEva Rawley 

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 5 seasons and 116 episodes of 227. Check out the 227 episode guide.


The character of Sandra Clark was never meant to be a regular, but she tested so well with audiences that she was added to the cast.

When the rights to the play of the same name were acquired, Marla Gibbs originally intended the project to be a tv movie instead of a series.


Holdup Man: Who are you?
Mary: I’m Gladys Knight and these are my Pips.

Lester: Are you always like this?
Pee-Wee Herman: No, sometimes I act really silly.


227 Forum ( Forum ) – Connect with fans of the show in our forums.

Where are they now? The cast of 227. ( News ) – A 2012 article on the status of the cast.

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