ABC Reveals Cast Of ‘Good Times’ Special
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ABC has tapped Oscar winner Viola Davis, Tiffany Haddish along with When They See Us stars Jharrel Jerome and Asante Blackk for a new live Good Times special.

It’s the second of the network’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience event, and Good Times will air along with a live recreation of  All in the Family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis and Andre Braugher will play Florida and James Evans; Haddish will play Willona Woods, while Pharoah, Blackk, and Foxx portray J.J., Michael, and Thelma Evans, respectively. Jerome’s role has yet to be disclosed. Corinne Foxx rounds out the cast.

Another treat viewers will hear is legend Patti LaBelle and, interestingly enough, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson will perform the song’s iconic theme song.

The Good Times special comes after ABC’s pairing of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, which was a hit for the network.

TODAY — Pictured: Tiffany Haddish on Thursday, September 20, 2018 — (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a previous statement, “The holiday season is the perfect time for families to come together and enjoy another Live in Front of a Studio Audience special on ABC. Only Jimmy [Kimmel] and Norman [Lear] can top what they accomplished the first time.”

“From the superstar talent to the unforgettable music and the richly deserved Emmy win, their collective vision has introduced a whole new generation of people to these groundbreaking and timeless stories—and now with Good Times as part of the lineup, this will surely be another can’t-miss television event,” the statement concluded.

No date has been announced for the special.

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