‘In Living Color’ Returns with Keenen Ivory Wayans

Posted on October 28, 2011 /TV


In Living ColorFox is reviving the 1990s sketch comedy ‘In Living Color’ for two half-hour episodes. Keenen Ivory Wayans, the original host and star, will also return to the show for the network’s special 25th anniversary series. Depending on how well it does in the ratings, the network says it will bring back the show as a regular series on their lineup.

Deadline reports “Like the remake, the original In Living Color, which was produced by Ivory Way Prods. and 20th TV, also launched in midseason, premiering on April 15, 1990. It broke stereotypes by employing a cast of mostly black comedians and introducing hip-hop and dancing to mainstream television. The show helped launch the careers of a slew of comedy actors — its cast included  Wayans, his siblings Damon, Shawn, Kim and later Marlon as well as Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and David Alan Grier, and of course Jennifer Lopez as one of the fly girls. In Living Color gave its actors freedom to improvise and it skewered everyone, particularly Black America.”

Will you be watching ‘In Living Color’ when it airs?


Keenen Ivory Wayans to Receive American Black Film Fest’s Icon Award

Marlon Wayans Developing ABC Comedy Series