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.

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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.

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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