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Title: Amen

Genre: Comedy

First aired: 1986-09-27

Creator: Ed. Weinberger

Cast: Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan, Clifton Davis, Barbara Montgomery, Sherman Hemsley, Jester Hairston, Elsa Raven, Montrose Hagins, Rosetta LeNoire

Overview: Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured entirely or almost-entirely black casts. Others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.