That's My Mama

That's My Mama is an ABC network sitcom created by Dan T. Bradley & Allan L. Rice, and developed by Stanley Ralph Ross.

The show aired from September 4, 1974 to December 24, 1975, lasting for two seasons & 39 episodes.

The pilot episode (which starred Teresa Merritt and Godfrey Cambridge) aired under the title "The Furst Family of Washington" a year before the series' debut.


Set in Washington, D.C., the series centered on a bachelor barber who battles his mother's plans to find him a wife.


  • Theresa Merritt as Eloise "Mama" Curtis
  • Clifton Davis as Clifton Curtis
  • Ed Bernard (1974)\Theodore Wilson (1974-75) as Theodore Wilson
  • Lynne Moody (1974-75)\Joan Pringle as Tracy Curtis Taylor
  • Ted Lange as Junior
  • Jester Hairston as Wildcat (1974-75)
  • DeForest Covan as Josh (1974-75)
  • Lisle Wilson as Leonard Taylor (recurring in season one; promoted to regular cast in season two)


"That's My Mama" was never a ratings success and was not one of the top 30 most-watched U.S. programs in the Nielsen ratings for either the 1974–1975 or 1975–1976 television seasons.

As a result, the series ended on Christmas Eve of 1975.

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