1 9 7 8 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Seven years after he deserted his wife, Olivia (Denise Nicholas) and headed to sunny California because he couldn’t take the pressures of being married, Raymond Ellis (Demond Wilson) discovers that she has had him declared legally dead.
Ray moves into the apartment building at 1684 Richmond Drive in a tough neighbourhood of Washington DC directly upstairs from Olivia and their two young children, Angie (Kim Fields) and Jordan (Tony Holmes), and her mother, Luzelle (Helen Martin).
Ray tries to rekindle a romance with his ex-wife but has to contend with an acerbic mother-in-law who never liked him in the first place and Colonel Wallace Dickey (Ed Hall), a Pentagon official who Olivia works with and plans to marry (until Ray shows up and sets about having himself declared legally alive).
This short-lived US sitcom only ran from January to August in 1978, airing on CBS on Monday evenings between 8:30 – 9:00 pm.
Col. Wallace Dickey