Checking In


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Checking In is a short-lived 1981 television sitcom and spin-off of The Jeffersons, which itself had spun off from All in the Family.

In the series, the Jeffersons' maid, Florence Johnston, played by Marla Gibbs, accepted a job to become the executive housekeeper at the fictional St. Frederick Hotel in Manhattan.

Checking In premiered on CBS on April 9, 1981. It lasted for only four episodes. Faced with low ratings, the series was swiftly cancelled, ending the show on April 30, 1981. Gibbs returned to The Jeffersons as the character of Florence. It was explained that the St. Frederick Hotel had burned down, so Florence decided to return to her former job with the Jeffersons.

Checking In was one of the rare All in the Family-related series that was not successful, unlike The Jeffersons, Maude, and Good Times. It was also a rare example of character/s being "spun off" to their own show and when the spin-off was unsuccessful, returning to the "parent" series (Joanie Loves Chachi and Grady were others)

Starring

* Marla Gibbs: Florence Johnston

* Larry Linville: Lyle Block

* Ruth Brown: Betty

* Patrick Collins: Earl Bellamy

* Robert Costanzo: Hank Sabatino

* Jordan Gibbs: Dennis

* Liz Torres: Elena Beltran

 

Country of origin United States

Language(s) English

No. of seasons 1

No. of episodes 4

Production

Running time 30 minutes

Production company(s) TAT Communications, Inc.

Broadcast

Original channel CBS

Original run 9 April 1981 – 30 April 1981

Highlights
Marla Gibbs on starring in the short-lived The Jeffersons spinoff Checking In
03:07
Who talked about this show

Marla Gibbs

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Marla Gibbs on starring in the short-lived The Jeffersons spinoff Checking In
03:07

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on minimal writing for Checking In, a spin-off of The Jeffersons
01:29

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing an episode of Checking In
00:22

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on directing The Jeffersons' spin-off Checking In starring Marla Gibbs and why he felt it was not given the chance to succeed
01:30

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing an episode of Checking In
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