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Baby I’m Back

1 9 7 8 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes

Seven years after he deserted his wife, Olivia (Denise Nicholas), because he couldn’t take the pressures of being married, Raymond Ellis (Demond Wilson) discovers that she has had him declared legally dead.


Raymond moves into the apartment building at 1684 Richmond Drive in Washington DC, where she lives with 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 a mother-in-law who never liked him in the first place and Colonel 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.

Raymond Ellis  
Demond Wilson
Olivia Ellis  

Denise Nicholas
Luzelle Carter  

Helen Martin
Angie Ellis  

Kim Fields
Jordan Ellis  

Tony Holmes
Col. Wallace Dickey  

Ed Hall