In the House
Created byWinifred Hervey
Theme music composerQuincy Jones III
Theodore Miller
Kurt Farquhar
  • Anthony Hale, Jr. (1995–96)
  • Theodore Miller (1996–98)
  • Kurt Farquhar (1999)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes76 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducersWalter Allen Bennett, Jr.
Teri Schaffer Hicks
Michelle Jones
Werner Walian
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseApril 10, 1995 (1995-04-10) –
August 11, 1999 (1999-08-11)

In the House is an American sitcom starring LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, Maia Campbell, Jeffery Wood, Alfonso Ribeiro and Kim Wayans. The series aired for two seasons on NBC from April 1995 to May 1996 after which it was canceled due to low ratings.[1] UPN quickly picked up In the House[1] where it aired for an additional two seasons. UPN canceled the series in May 1998.[2] The series ran in first-run syndication for a fifth and final season, which ended on August 11, 1999.


See also: List of In the House episodes

Marion Hill (LL Cool J) is a former professional football player. Because of his financial predicament, Marion is forced to rent out most of the rooms in his house to newly divorced single mother Jackie Warren (Debbie Allen) and her two children, Tiffany (Maia Campbell) and Austin (Jeffery Wood).[3]

After the second season, the series was retooled, becoming more adult-oriented. Jackie and Austin both moved back East while Tiffany stayed with Marion to finish high school. Joining the cast for the third season was former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro as Dr. Maxwell "Max" Stanton and In Living Color cast member Kim Wayans as Tonia Harris. Both Maxwell and Tonia helped Marion manage the Los Angeles sports clinic he owns, then Tonia leaves for the WNBA after Season 4, and Tiffany leaves after only two episodes in Season 5.[4]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
16April 10, 1995 (1995-04-10)May 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)NBC
220September 18, 1995 (1995-09-18)May 13, 1996 (1996-05-13)
322August 26, 1996 (1996-08-26)May 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)UPN
422August 25, 1997 (1997-08-25)April 7, 1998 (1998-04-07)
56August 3, 1999 (1999-08-03)August 11, 1999 (1999-08-11)Syndication




U.S. television ratings

Season TV Season Network Ratings Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 1995 NBC #44[citation needed] 11.1[citation needed]
2 1995–1996 NBC #59[citation needed] 9.4[citation needed]
3 1996–1997 UPN #189[citation needed] 3.3[citation needed]
4 1997–1998 UPN #152[5] 2.8[5]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1996 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten – Television Jeffery Wood
Best Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy Series Maia Campbell
NAACP Image Awards Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series John Amos
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series LL Cool J
Outstanding Comedy Series
1997 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series LL Cool J
1998 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series LL Cool J
Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Alfonso Ribeiro
1999 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Alfonso Ribeiro
1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series Art Busch (For episode "Curse of the Hill House")


The show aired in off-network syndication during the 1999–2000 season, the series had reran weeknights at 7pm EST on New York City's local UPN affiliation WWOR-TV until it was replaced by The Jamie Foxx Show reruns in fall 2000, and on TV One from 2004–2008. On June 13, 2016, BET aired reruns of the show in the earlier months on the weekdays in random times from 2:30AM to 4:00AM on Fridays until the week of August 29 to September 2, 2016. The series also aired reruns on BET Her. Aspire will begin airing reruns of the show on August 1, 2020.

On November 1, 2021, In the House began streaming on HBO Max.[6]


  1. ^ a b Pierce, Scott D. (May 17, 1996). "UPN Will Try To Get Funny". Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Hontz, Jenny (May 21, 1998). "UPN shakes up fall sked". Variety. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Debbie Allan LL Cool J win laughs in new TV show 'In the House.'". Jet. 1995-04-25. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  4. ^ Whetstone, Muriel L. (October 1996). "Cosby is back, but Black-oriented shows decline". Ebony. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  5. ^ a b "Final Ratings for '97–'98 TV Season". The San Francisco Chronicle. 1998-05-25.
  6. ^ "HBO Max Acquires Season 2 Of 'David Makes Man', Five '90s-Era WBTV Sitcoms". Deadline Hollywood. November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.