This is an Original ABC Series, Taping Schedule dated March 15, 1974. This document is two pages. It is the Taping Schedul from March 20 - May 31st for the Comedy series that was revived on BET Black Entertainment Television,

That's My Mama

Set in a middle-class African American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the program revolved around the character Clifton Curtis (played by Clifton Davis), a man in his mid-20s who worked as a barber at Oscar's Barber Shop, the family barber shop he had inherited from his late father. While Clifton enjoyed being a bachelor, his loving, but tart-tongued and opinionated mother Eloise "Mama" Curtis, played by Theresa Merritt, wanted him to settle down and find a nice wife. Additional characters - such as Clifton's two best friendsóEarl, played by Teddy Wilson, an easy-going mailman and Junior, played by Ted Lange, a suave and good-humored ladies' manócame and went over the course of a typical day at Oscar's Barber Shop. Other characters included Tracy, Clifton's little sister, played by Lynne Moody and later by Joan Pringle and her husband, Leonard, played by Lisle Wilson, as well as local seniors Josh and Wildcat, played by DeForest Covan and Jester Hairston. Clifton Davis and Hairston would work together again years later in the hit sitcom, Amen.

That's My Mama was never a ratings success. It was not one of the top 30 most-watched U.S. programs in the Nielsen ratings for either the 1974-75 or 1975-76 television seasons. As a result, the series ended on Christmas Eve of 1975.

In 1986, Columbia Pictures Television produced a pilot for a sequel series called That's My Mama Now! with Ted Lange as the star. It lacked enough stations signing up to ensure revival. It had been inspired by the success of What's Happening Now!!

Creators: Dan T. Bradley, Allan L. Rice

Stars: Clifton Davis, Theresa Merritt, Ted Lange


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ted Lange ... Junior (39 episodes, 1974-1975)

Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers / ... (38 episodes, 1974-1975)

Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor (29 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
DeForest Covan ... Josh (22 episodes, 1974-1975)

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MORE INFO ON CLIFTON DAVIS: Clifton Davis was born on October 4, 1945, in Chicago. His career spans forty years. He is a minister and songwriter as well as an actor. He performed as a student at Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania (from which he graduated in 1963) as a singer and as an orator, and those performances accustomed him to appearing in front of an audience. He and a classmate composed the class song.

At the age of twenty-one, while working as a video engineer at ABC Television, Davis saw his first-ever Broadway show--"Apple Tree," which starred Alan Alda. Davis was astounded by its humor and realism and says that is when he knew he wanted to be a performer. Within a few months he had quit his full-time job and auditioned for and won a part in the Broadway production of "Hello Dolly." He won a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway show "Two Gentleman of Verona." Renee Valente saw his performance in that show, and two years later cast Davis as the star of the show "That's My Mama," launching his television career.

Davis's songwriting was encouraged by Gloria Jones and Jud Walden. His song "Never Can Say Goodbye" proved to be a major hit for the Jackson Five. After his career flagged in the early 1980s, he dabbled in drugs before experiencing a spiritual rebirth. He left Hollywood for approximately five years while he acquired a bachelor's degree in theology and a master's degree in divinity and became an ordained minister. Not long after completing his second degree, he won the part of the minister in the sitcom "Amen."

Since 1991, Clifton Davis has guest-starred on several sitcoms and hosted a show on TBN. He is a motivational speaker who enjoys helping others and bringing hope and prosperity into their lives.

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THAT'S MY MAMA Taping Schedule DOCUMENT Clifton Davis
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