Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original series created to celebrate TV and Film’s epic past.
Today, in honour of Regina King‘s Oscar win, we revisit the positively wholesome ‘227’ and its successful run on NBC!
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The series followed the lives of people living in a middle-class apartment building and made household names out of then child stars Regina King and Countess Vaughn.
The series was launched on September 4th 1985 to fill the void left by The Jeffersons which had come to an end earlier than scheduled and came to an end in 1990 when its success would see it create space for the likes of ‘Sister, Sister‘ and ‘Moesha‘….home to stars Jackee Harry and Countess respectively.