Checking In
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Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston in "Checking In" publicity poster photo and opening graphic script logo.
Basic Information
Related shows: The Jeffersons
Cast Information
Starring: Marla Gibbs
Patrick Collins
Larry Linville
Liz Torres
Production company: TAT Communications, Inc.
Distribution and BroadcastInformation
First aired: April 9, 1981 (1981-04-09)
Last aired: April 30, 1981 (1981-04-30)
Country: United States
Language: English
Series runtime: 24 minuets
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Checking In is an American sitcom that aired on CBS in April 1981. The series is a spin-off of The Jeffersons, which itself had spun off from All in the Family.


In the series, the Jeffersons' maid, Florence Johnston, played by Marla Gibbs, accepted a job to become the executive housekeeper at the fictional St. Frederick Hotel in Manhattan.



Checking In premiered on CBS on April 9, 1981. It lasted for only four episodes in the Thursday, 8pm (EST) timeslot. Faced with low ratings, the series was swiftly cancelled, ending the show on April 30, 1981. Gibbs returned to The Jeffersons as the character of Florence. It was explained that the St. Frederick Hotel had burned down, so Florence decided to return to her former job with the Jeffersons.

Checking In was one of the few All in the Family-related series that was not successful, unlike The Jeffersons, Maude, and Good Times.

Surprisingly enough, Nick at Nite aired the entire series.


Series # Season # Title Notes Original air date
1 1 Boo Who? Florence and Elena suspect that a ghost is roaming the building. April 9, 1981
2 2 Block's Party Lyle throws a party, but his high school rival (now a pro football coach) and his team arrive to crash it. April 16, 1981
3 3 Whose Side are You On? Florence is caught between Lyle and Elena when they have a fight. April 23, 1981
4 4 Florence and the Salesman Florence thinks an elderly salesman is coming on to her. April 30, 1981

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