Sherman Hemsley returned to tv after the demise of 'The Jeffersons' with this sitcom, in which he played Ernest Frye, an attorney who is also deacon of his church. And a deacon's work is never done: Frye must constantly deal with a very lively cast of characters and their struggles to get along, not to mention the ups and downs of everyday life in the congregation.
The cast was solid, particularly Clifton Davis as Rev. Reuben Gregory, Anna Maria Horsford as Frye's daughter Thelma and Jester Hairston as Rolly Forbes.
Issues ranged from Thelma's quest to settle down, to the battle to preserve the church from gentrification, to helping ordinary parishioners get through their troubles and back on the right track.
'Amen' was a funny and charming show that I enjoyed throughout its five-year run.