King of Kensington

King of Kensington
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King of Kensington is a Canadian television sitcom which aired on CBC Television from 1975 to 1980. The show starred Al Waxman as Larry King, a convenience store owner in Toronto's Kensington Market who was known for helping friends and neighbours solve problems. His multicultural group of friends consisted of Nestor Best, Max, and Tony "Duke" Zarro, who hung around regularly to the perennial disapproval of King's mother Gladys. The show was popular with viewers; prior to the start of the fourth season one of the producers noted that show drew 1.5 to 1.8 million viewers weekly. For the first three seasons, Fiona Reid played his wife Cathy. At the end of the third season, Reid decided to leave the series, so Larry and Cathy divorced. The show never fully recovered its stride or chemistry as Larry pursued other relationships, most notably with Gwen Twining in the final season. The show's gentle but politically conscious humour is seen by some critics as a Canadian version of the topical Norman Lear sitcoms of the 1970s, such as All in the Family and Maude. The series was syndicated to some American stations during the height of its popularity, including WTTG in Washington, D.C.

Title King of Kensington
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First Air Date 1975-09-25
Last Air Date 1980-03-13
Number of Episodes 111
Number of Seasons 5
Genres ,
Networks CBC Television,
Casts Jayne Eastwood, Al Waxman, Fiona Reid, Rosemary Radcliffe, Helene Winston, Mike Myers, Ardon Bess, David Eisner, Peter Boretski, Robert Haley
Jayne Eastwood
Al Waxman
Fiona Reid
Rosemary Radcliffe
Helene Winston
Mike Myers
Ardon Bess
David Eisner
Peter Boretski
Robert Haley