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Season 9
Family Matters Season 9
Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 22
Broadcast
Original network: CBS
Original release: September 19, 1997 – July 17, 1998
Home video release
DVD release date: November 9, 2016
Season chronology
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The ninth and final season of the family sitcom as Family Matters which originally aired on CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998, after 22 episodes. It was aired during 1997–98 television season.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Portrayed by Character
Reginald VelJohnson Carl Winslow
Jo Marie Payton (E. 1–206) Harriette Winslow
Judyann Elder (E. 207–215)
Darius McCrary Eddie Winslow
Kellie Shanygne Williams Laura Winslow
Jaleel White Steve Urkel
Michelle Thomas Myra Monkhouse

Supporting cast Edit

Portrayed by Character
Bryton McClure (E. 6–11) Richie Crawford
Orlando Brown Jerry Jamal "3J" Jameson

Recurring Edit

Portrayed by Character
Cherie Johnson Maxine Johnson
Tammy Townsend Greta McClure

Guest (cameo) Edit

Portrayed by Character
Telma Hopkins Rachel Crawford
Rosetta LeNoire Estelle Winslow

Changes Edit

Jo Marie Payton and Bryton McClure departs from the series after the episode "Deck the Malls". Rosetta LeNoire and Telma Hopkins are special guest and there final appearance. Judyann Elder joins the cast in "Crazy for You: Part 1" before the season finale.

Syndicated repeats closing Edit

While the first seven seasons featured Reginald VelJohnson's voice in the closing of the syndicated repeats, it is absent for the final season. Instead, the Warner Bros. Television theme plays as it transitions from said logo to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution logo.

Production Edit

Reportedly, the rising salaries for the cast and rising production costs for CBS to keep it on the air were reasons for the cancellation. In late Spring 1998, despite CBS informs programming block of CBS Block Party that the sitcom "may get picked up" for tenth and final season, but on May 1998 the show of Family Matters was cancelled as well as Step by Step. Miller-Boyett stated that "the reason 'Family Matters' is not coming back when is purely demolished.

Episodes Edit

Season nine consists of 22 episodes.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Directed by Written by
194 1 Out with the Old September 19, 1997 Joel Zwick David W. Dulcon and Gary Menteer
195 2 They Shoot Ducks, Don't They? September 26, 1997
196 3 Dumb Belle of the Ball October 3, 1997
197 4 Drinking and Jiving October 10, 1997
198 5 Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book? October 17, 1997
199 6 A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read October 24, 1997
200 7 Stevil II: This Time, He's Not Alone October 31, 1997
201 8 Trading Places November 7, 1997
202 9 A Pain in Harassment November 14, 1997
203 10 Original Gangsta Dawg December 5, 1997
204 11 Deck the Malls December 19, 1997
205 12 Grill of My Dreams January 9, 1998
206 13 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do January 16, 1998
207 14 Crazy For You (Part 1) January 23, 1998
208 15 Crazier For You (Part 2) January 30, 1998
209 16 Whose Man Is It Anyway? June 5, 1998
210 17 Polkapalooza June 12, 1998
211 18 Throw Urkel off the Train June 19, 1998
212 19 Don't Make Me Over June 26, 1998
213 20 Pop Goes the Question July 3, 1998
214 21 Lost in Space (Part 1) July 10, 1998
215 22 Lost in Space (Part 2) July 17, 1998

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