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Monday-Thursday at 11 PM ET, Saturdays starting at 2 PM ET

Like all gmc programming, 227 is rated “green” and is awarded the Entertainment Seal of Approval™ by the Parents Television Council.

Based on a play about the lives of women residing in a black apartment building in 1950s Chicago, by Christine Houston, Marla Gibbs, who first shot to stardom for playing the sarcastic housekeeper to Louise & George Jefferson, Florence Johnston, in "The Jeffersons," got her own series. In this sitcom, she starred as Mary Jenkins, a tart-tongued, sharp housewife, who enjoyed a great deal of gossip, and often spoke of what she'd believed, not-so-good results. 227 was also about the many African-Americans who resided in a Washington, D.C. apartment building, among the many of her residents were Lester Jenkins, Mary's husband who was a construction worker, Brenda Jenkins, a teenaged daughter of Mary's & Lester's, whose very scholarly, when at times, she overdoes things and apologizes, Pearl Shay, an annoying, yet open-minded neighbor, who believes in gossip, the same topic Mary believes in, and Rose Halloway, a best friend of Mary's who show sympathy to the neighbors, who in turn, had a daughter, Tiffany. When the landlord dies [in the pilot episode], Rose took over Mr. Calloway's place, afterwards, until the fourth season. But at least somebody was as argumentative to Mary, until one day, her attractive, young building vamp, Sandra Clark, came over, and started feuding off and on with Mary about their own respective lives.

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Upcoming Episodes

12/12/2011 - 11:00pm
Dylan's mother, Millie, leaves her husband after discovering he had an affair and after showing up to stay with her son, she ends up on a date with Julian.
12/12/2011 - 11:30pm
Sandra scrambles for a power position in an advertising agency after she fibs and tells her new date she is a major executive in the business world.
12/13/2011 - 11:00pm
After Lester's Army stories convince Calvin to drop out of school to enlist, Mary insists that her husband undo the damage and talk Calvin into going back to college.
12/13/2011 - 11:30pm
On Christmas Eve, Mary happily makes plans for her traditional holiday festivities even though scrooge?like landlord Julian rudely ignores her invitation. However, when her family and friends are called away one?by?one, Mary is left to find a way to get her humbug landlord to share some holiday cheer.
12/14/2011 - 11:30pm
Brenda forces Mary and Lester to lay-down-the-law after she purchases a revealing dress for her party and then refuses to return it.
12/15/2011 - 11:00pm
When Lester nods off during a fiery Sunday sermon, he dreams he and Mary go on to their great reward in heaven, actually a bizarre restaurant, and are later sent down to a warmer climate in which they can glimpse how different their friends and family would be without them.

Actor Biographies

promo image for Jackee Harry

At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the "King" in her school's production of "The King and I." Upon graduation from New York City's High School of Music and Art with a distinction in Opera,...