Mr. T and Tina is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Welcome Back, Kotter starring Pat Morita that aired for five episodes on ABC from September 25 to October 30, 1976.
Pat Morita starred as Taro Takahashi, a Japanese inventor who moves his family from Tokyo to Chicago. He hires scatterbrained and free-spirited American Tina Kelly (Susan Blanchard) as the live-in governess for his children, Sachi (June Angela) and Aki (Gene Profanato).
Going against the popular Bob Newhart Show on CBS and the second half of Emergency! on NBC, Mr. T and Tina drew poor ratings, not to mention terrible reviews, and was cancelled after just five episodes were aired, although nine were filmed. (Fittingly, the last episode shown was entitled "I Thought He'd Never Leave".)
Interestingly, two of the series regulars June Angela and Gene Profanato (in real life, sister and brother) were quickly hired for the 1977 successful Broadway revival of The King & I starring Yul Brynner and Constance Towers. Angela played Tuptim and Profanato as the King's son Prince Chulalongkorn.