About the TV Show
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First Air Date: November 03, 1978
|First Aired on||:||1978|
|Created By||:||Jeff Harris,Bernie Kukoff|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||189 episodes in 8 Seasons|
The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.