You Take the Kids

You Take the Kids Information

You Take the Kids is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from December 1990 to January 1991. The series stars Nell Carter, who also performed the theme song "Nobody's Got It Easy". You Take the Kids, which was perceived as being the black answer to Roseanne due to its portrayal of a working-class African-American family, featured Carter as a crass, no-nonsense mother and wife.


Carter stars as Nell Kirkland, the opinionated matriarch of a blue collar African American family living in Pittsburgh. Nell's husband Michael (Roger E. Mosley) worked as a bus driver while Nell gave piano lessons at the family home for extra money. The Kirklands had four children: the oldest, Raymond (Dante Beze), boy crazy daughter Lorette (Caryn Ward), 12 year-old Peter (Marlon Taylor), and 10 year-old Nate (Trent Cameron). In addition to the kids, Nell and Michael also had to contend with Nell's equally opinionated mother Helen (Leila Danette), who lived in the couple's basement.

The series was scheduled on Saturdays at 8pm (EST). It was canceled after six episodes (five were aired, but the sixth was pre-empted by CBS' special coverage of the Gulf War).

Production notes

You Take the Kids was executive produced by Paul Haggis. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises and Paul Haggis Productions, and distributed by 20th Television.


Episode # Episode title NotesOriginal airdate
1 Pilot No synopsis available. December 15, 1990
2 "Merry Christmas to All and a Pointy Hat to You" No synopsis available. December 22, 1990
3 "The Eggs & I" No synopsis available. December 29, 1990
4 "Fishes Are Like Sisters... You Can't Flush Them Without Feeling Guilty" No synopsis available. January 5, 1991
5 "What I Did For Love" No synopsis available. January 12, 1991
6 "Bad Boy" No synopsis available. Unaired

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