The Jeffersons is a CBS network sitcom created by Norman Lears. The show starred Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker, Mike Evans, Paul Benedict and Franklin Cover.
The series first aired on January 18, 1975 and ended on July 2, 1985, lasting eleven seasons and 253 episodes.
It is the second spin-off series of the show "All in the Family."
The show had a short-lived spin-off series called "Checking In", starring Marla Gibbs.
On July 2, 1985, "The Jeffersons" was suddenly cancelled which caused some controversy & the cast wasn't informed of the show's cancellation until after the last episode of the series was aired.
The show was about George and Louise Jefferson, an affluent African-American couple residing in New York City.
- Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson
- Isabel Sanford as Louise "Weezie" Jefferson
- Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston
- Roxie Roker as Helen Willis
- Franklin Cover as Tom Willis
- Berlinda Tolbert as Jenny Willis Jefferson
- Mike Evans as Lionel Jefferson #1 [season 1, seasons 6-7]
- Damon Evans as Lionel Jefferson #2 [seasons 2-4]
- Paul Benedict as Harry Bentley [seasons 1-7; seasons 10-11]
- Ned Wertimer as Ralph Hart
- Zara Cully as Mother Olivia Jefferson [seasons 1-4]
- Ernest Harden Jr. as Marcus Garvey [seasons 4-5]
- Jay Hammer as Allan Willis [season 5]
- Ebonie Smith as Jessica Jefferson [season 11]
- Danny Wells as Charlie, the Bartender [season 11]