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The Royal Family 

Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Della Reese ...  Victoria Royal 15 episodes, 1991-1992
Mariann Aalda ...  Elizabeth Royal Winston 15 episodes, 1991-1992
Sylver Gregory Sylver Gregory ...  Kim Winston 15 episodes, 1991-1992
Larenz Tate ...  Curtis Royal 15 episodes, 1991-1992
Naya Rivera ...  Hillary Winston 15 episodes, 1991-1992
Jackée Harry ...  Ruth 'CoCo' Royal 8 episodes, 1991-1992
Barry Shabaka Henley ...  Willis Tillis 8 episodes, 1991-1992
Redd Foxx ...  Alfonso Royal 8 episodes, 1991
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Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, Curtis, Kim, and Hillary. Life became turbulent for Al and Victoria, who had worked so hard to "get their children out of the house." Stories revolve around Al and his grandkids, and Victoria and Elizabeth rebuilding their mother/daughter relationship. In the fall of 1991, series star Redd Foxx collapsed and died after the show had completed only seven episodes. After a brief hiatus, the show returned in May 1992 with Jackee ("227") added to the cast as Ruth, the sexy eldest daughter of Al and Victoria, who had returned home. Unable to capture the ratings success of its initial run, the show quietly expired that spring. Written by Michael Cheek

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18 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Della Reese's autobiography, there was constant tension between Redd Foxx and the one of the producers. Reese feels this was due to racism on the producers' part. According to Reese, Foxx suffered his fatal heart attack immediately after an argument with the producer. Reese stated that the producer showed no sorrow or respect when Foxx was pronounced dead. An episode was shot which was a tribute to Foxx and his character but it was scrapped because the producers deemed it too sad. See more »

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[repeated line]
Alfonso Royal: Oh, mother-father!
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Redd Foxx's Death
4 August 2008 | by toopure-1See all my reviews

Seems like from what I have seen and heard that at least one producer or more from this show was not very nice to the man and was quite disrespectful towards him which may have caused his heart attack. I use to watch him when I was a little kid and I thought he was pretty funny. It's too bad there is so many morons out in the world who have a brain IQ of two. Respect is something you should know at an early stage in life and obviously some producers of this show lacked it. They just cared about money and had no care for the man at all. I hope those producers from this show who disrespected the man get what they deserve. (I'm pretty sure they will)


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