Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston in "Checking In" publicity poster photo and opening graphic script logo.
|Related shows:||The Jeffersons|
|Production company:||TAT Communications, Inc.|
|Distribution and BroadcastInformation|
|First aired:||April 9, 1981|
|Last aired:||April 30, 1981|
|Series runtime:||24 minuets|
- Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston
- Larry Linville as Lyle Block
- Ruth Brown as Betty
- Patrick Collins as Earl Bellamy
- Robert Costanzo as Hank Sabatino
- Jordan Gibbs as Dennis
- Liz Torres as Elena Beltran
Checking In premiered on CBS on April 9, 1981. It lasted for only four episodes in the Thursday, 8pm (EST) timeslot. Faced with low ratings, the series was swiftly cancelled, ending the show on April 30, 1981. Gibbs returned to The Jeffersons as the character of Florence. It was explained that the St. Frederick Hotel had burned down, so Florence decided to return to her former job with the Jeffersons.
Surprisingly enough, Nick at Nite aired the entire series.
|Series #||Season #||Title||Notes||Original air date|
|1||1||Boo Who?||Florence and Elena suspect that a ghost is roaming the building.||April 9, 1981|
|2||2||Block's Party||Lyle throws a party, but his high school rival (now a pro football coach) and his team arrive to crash it.||April 16, 1981|
|3||3||Whose Side are You On?||Florence is caught between Lyle and Elena when they have a fight.||April 23, 1981|
|4||4||Florence and the Salesman||Florence thinks an elderly salesman is coming on to her.||April 30, 1981|