Family Matters was a ABC/CBS network sitcom created by William Bickley an Michael Warren.

Originally, the show aired on ABC network on September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 after eight season. CBS picking up the show as well as Step by Step and it aired on the network from September 9, 1997 to July 17, 1998.

Plot Edit

The series originally focused on the character of police officer Carl Winslow and his family: wife Harriette, son Eddie, elder daughter Laura, and younger daughter Judy (who appeared until the character was written out in season four). In the pilot episode, "The Mama Who Came to Dinner," the family had also opened their home to Carl's street-wise mother, Estelle (Rosetta LeNoire), usually known as "Mother Winslow." Prior to the start of the series, Harriette's sister, Rachel Crawford and her infant son, Richie, had moved into the Winslow household after the death of Rachel's husband. The Winslows' nerdy teenage next-door neighbor, Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), was introduced midway through the first season in the episode "Laura's First Date" and quickly became the focus of the show. As the show progressed, episodes began to center increasingly on Steve Urkel, and other original characters also played by White, including Steve's suave alter-ego, Stefan Urquelle, and his female cousin, Myrtle Urkel.

Cast Edit

  • Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
  • Jo Marie Payton (season 1-9.11) and Judyann Elder (season 9.14-9.22) as Harriette Winslow
  • Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
  • Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
  • Jaimee Foxworth as Judy Winslow (season 1-4)
  • Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
  • Bryton McClure as Richie Crawford #2 (season 2-9)
  • Joseph and Julius Wright as Richie Crawford #1 (season 1)
  • Jaleel White as Steve Urkel (season 2-9, recurring season 1)
  • Telma Hopkins as Rachel Crawford (season 1-4, recurring season 6, guest season 9)
  • Shawn Harrison as Waldo Faldo (season 4-7, recurring season 2-3)
  • Michelle Thomas as Myra Monkhouse (season 6-9, recurring season 4-5)
  • Orlando Brown as Jerry Jamal Jameson "3J" (season 8-9, recurring season 7)

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