Family Matters is an American sitcom about a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, Illinois, which ran for nine seasons. The series is a spin-off of Perfect Strangers, but revolves around the Winslow family. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White), who quickly became its breakout character and eventually a main character. Family Matters aired from September 22, 1989, to September 19, 1997, on ABC, and on CBS from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998.
With nine seasons, Family Matters is the second longest-running U.S. sitcom with a predominantly African American cast. It follows The Jeffersons, which aired for 11 seasons. In terms of the number of episodes, Family Matters (with 215 episodes total) is ranked third after The Jeffersons (253 episodes) and Tyler Perry's House of Payne (254 episodes).
Jaimee Foxworth (born December 17, 1979 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role of Judy Winslow, the youngest daughter of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters for four seasons (1989-1993). She later transitioned to pornographic films using the name Crave, starring in several titles.
Television is one of the major mass media of the United States. Household ownership is 96.7% and the majority of households have more than one. Its peak was the 1996-1997 season with 98.4% ownership.  As a whole, the television networks of the United States are the largest and most syndicated in the world.
As of August 2013, there are approximately 114,200,000 American households with television.
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Family Matters is a long-running ABC/CBS American sitcom about a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago which ran on national television for nine full seasons. The series is a spin-off of Perfect Strangers and revolves around the Winslow family. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White), who quickly became its breakout character and eventually a main character. The series had a total of 12 main characters, with some characters which were portrayed by multiple actors.