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Baby, I'm Back
Format Sitcom
Starring Demond Wilson
Denise Nicholas
Helen Martin
Kim Fields
Tony Holmes
Ed Hall
Opening theme Jeff Barry
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Charles Fries
Running time approx. 0:30 (per episode)
Original channel NBC
Original run January 30, 1978 – August 12, 1978

Baby, I'm Back is an American sitcom that premiered January 30, 1978 on NBC, and abruptly cancelled on April 17, 1978 midway through its first season, due to poor ratings. This sitcom starred former Sanford and Son star Demond Wilson (in his first role after that series' cancellation), Room 222 alumna Denise Nicholas, Helen Martin later well known as gossipy neighbor Pearl Shay on 227; and future Facts of Life co-star Kim Fields.


When Raymond Ellis and Olivia Ellis separate after seven years of marriage, Ray abandons the family (his wife, 7-year-old son Jordan, and 5-year-old daughter Angie) and heads to California. While in California, Ray finds out that his wife plans to remarry to Colonel Wallace Dickey, and that he has been declared legally dead. This prompts him to move back to Washington, D.C., where he tries to win back Olivia by proving he is a better husband, and a better father to his kids, and to prove that he is still legally alive. However, he now has to contend with his troublesome mother-in-law Luzelle (Helen Martin) and Olivia's soon to be husband Col. Dickey.


The series was short lived but [BET] showed reruns in the late 1980s and early-'90s. It has not been rerun since.

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