*”Good Times,” the classic situation comedy TV show from the 70s is making its return by way of an ABC recreation for its second “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special.
Award-winning actors Viola Davis and Andre Braugher will play Florida and James Evans, roles made famous by Esther Rolle and John Amos on the original CBS sitcom.
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ABC made the announcement Thursday, saying the pair will be joined by Tiffany Haddish; Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome, both from When They See Us. Jerome won an Emmy Award in September for his portrayal Korey Wise in the Netflix limited series. Also joining the ensemble cast of the Good Times remake are Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah and Jamie Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Foxx.
Pharoah will play Florida and James Evans’ eldest son J.J. (originally played by Jimmie Walker). Foxx will portray Thelma Evans, while Blackk takes on the role of the couple’s youngest son, Michael Evans. Haddish will play everyone’s favorite neighbor Wilona Woods (originally played by Ja’net Dubois). ABC has not yet released details on Jerome’s role.
The show’s theme song will be performed by R&B legend Patti LaBelle and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson.
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