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Tue, 03.14.1995

“Under One Roof” debuts

*On this date in 1995, “Under One Roof” aired on CBS television.

As of 2006, it was the last prime time American TV drama that featured an “All Black” cast. Under One Roof was a six episode midseason replacement series in spring of that year and CBS' answer for those who wanted a drama series featuring a predominantly African American group of actors.

It revolved around the upper middle class Langston family in Seattle, Washington, headed by patriarch Neb Langston (James Earl Jones), a widowed police sergeant who shares a home with his married son Ron (Joe Morton) and his family Maggie (Vanessa Bell Calloway), Charlotte (Essence Atkins) & Derrick (Ronald Joshua Scott), his daughter Ayesha (Monique Ridge) and foster son Marcus (Merlin Santana).

The last episode of Under One Roof aired on April 18, 1995.

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