Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The basic premise of the ABC sitcom That's My Mama remains intact as the series enters its second season. Clifton Davis is still top-billed as Washington D.C barber Clifton Curtis, a would-be "swinging bachelor" who lives with his widowed "Mama," Eloise Curtis (Theresa Merritt). And Mama continues to urge Clifton to settle down and get married, much against his hedonistic nature. However, a couple of changes have been implemented within the series. For one, Joan Pringle has replaced Lynne Moody in the role of Tracy, Clifton's sister and the wife of straitlaced engineer Leonard Taylor (Lisle Wilson). And Earl Chambers (Theodore Wilson) has forsaken his letter-carrying job to become Clifton's partner at the barbershop, driving our hero crazy with his nonsensical get-rich-quick schemes. Having never been able to gain a toehold in the ratings thanks to the stiff competition of NBC's Little House on the Prairie, and saddled with the weak lead-in show When Things Were Rotten, That's My Mama was canceled midway through its second season, with only 13 new episodes in the manifest.