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Room 222 is an ABC network comedy-drama TV series created by James L. Brooks which premiered on September 17, 1969.

For the first two seasons, it aired on Wednesday nights, but was later moved to Friday nights following The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family and preceding The Odd Couple and Love, American Style.

On January 11, 1974, "Room 222" came to an end after 5 seasons and 112 episodes.

About the show

"Room 222" focused on an American history class at the fictional Walt Whitman High School in Los Angeles, California, although it also depicted other events at the school. Located in Room 222, the class was taught by Pete Dixon (Lloyd Haynes), an idealistic African American schoolteacher.

The other characters featured in the show were the school's compassionate guidance counselor, Liz McIntyre (Denise Nicholas), who was also Pete's girlfriend; the dryly humorous school principal, Seymour Kaufman (Michael Constantine); and the petite and enthusiastic Alice Johnson (Karen Valentine), a student teacher.

Also shown was Patsy Garrett as Mr. Kaufman's secretary, Miss Hogarth. In addition, many recurring students were featured from episode to episode.

Pete Dixon delivered gentle lessons to his students in tolerance and understanding. Students admired his wisdom, insight, and easygoing manner.

The themes of the episodes were sometimes topical, reflecting the current political climate (the late 1960s and early to mid-1970s such as the Vietnam War, women's rights, race relations, and Watergate).


  • Lloyd Haynes as Pete Dixon
  • Denise Nicholas as Liz McIntyre
  • Michael Constantine as Seymour Kaufman
  • Karen Valentine as Alice Johnson


  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5


Promotional videos