These live shows, which have been so much of a burden on the networks lately, have been honestly hit or missed, but it seems people are have a little more confidence in the upcoming live version of the classic "Good Times" after the cast was announced today.
ABC brought some real heavy hitter to play Florida and James Evans. Emmy winners Viola Davis and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine & # 39; s" Andre Braugher will direct the cast of the Good Times episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tiffany Haddish, Jay Pharoah, Corinne Foxx and "When They See Us" stars Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome will complete the cast of the ensemble.
To give this production even more Black Star Power, Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle will perform the title song of the show during the live special. Black Twitter has responded and it sounds like people are really approving of the casting decisions.
It looks like there is great anticipation for the star-studded episode, though some fans still express this eye Porshia Williams for the role of Thelma.
The live show will appear as an early Christmas present for many as it airs on ABC on December 18th. This live episode follows a successful May staging of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," which attracted more than 10 million viewers when first aired and grew to more than 12 million on delayed airing.
Jay Pharoah will play the eldest son of Evans, JJ (Jimmie Walker in the original), known for his catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!". Corrine Foxx and Asante Blackk will play the children Thelma and Michael Evans, and Tiffany Haddish will play the neighbor Wilona Woods, originally played by Ja'net Dubois. However, Jharell Jerome's role is kept secret for some reason.
Roomies, let us know if you are interested in this star-studded live version of "Good Times".
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