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Sanford Arms 

A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house.

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Norman Lear
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Series cast summary:
Teddy Wilson ...  Phil Wheeler 8 episodes, 1977
Tina Andrews ...  Angie Wheeler 8 episodes, 1977
John Earl John Earl ...  Nathaniel 'Nat' Wheeler 8 episodes, 1977
Don Bexley ...  Bubba Bexley 8 episodes, 1977
Bebe Drake ...  Jeannie 8 episodes, 1977
LaWanda Page ...  Aunt Esther Anderson 8 episodes, 1977
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A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house.

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Country:

USA

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English

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16 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The show was canceled after four episodes. There were four unaired episodes that were later shown on BET in 1991. See more »

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Follows Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Spin-off hell, T.V. shows begat from successful shows.
1 October 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Sanford Arms (1977) was a spin-off from the highly successful Sanford and Son. Instead of kow-towing to the demands of the star Redd Foxx and not offering the salary that Demond Wilson deserved for carrying the show, the producers in their infinite wisdom decided to change the format of the show. A single father and his children become the new owner and residents of the Sanford Arms Hotel, a boarding house that was owned by Fred Sanford and managed by Aunt Esther. Despite the appearances of the latter series guest stars, the show never was a ratings winner and it died after the first four episodes. Next time the producers should open up their check books instead of pulling the purse strings.

Lame attempt to keep a successful series on the air.

Not recommended.


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