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The sketch comedy show In Living Color debuted more than twenty years on the Fox Network and helped to launch the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. And with the 25th Anniversary of the network – it only seemed right for the In Living Color cast to come together to pay tribute to the station that gave them their start. Unfortunately, one Wayans brother is dead set against participating.
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Fans of the iconic sketch comedy show, In Living Color, will have an official treat next fall as producer Keenan Ivory Wayans is working on bringing back his classic FOX sketch comedy series to television.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary on FOX, Keenan Ivory Wayans will host and executive producer the popular series with two half-hour specials.

And if all goes well with the ratings a rebooted version of the series will appear on Fox’s schedule as a regular series next fall. Keenan will be producing the series through his Ivory Way Production company, in association with 20th Century Fox TV’s Fox 21.

Deadline.com 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. It spawned such iconic characters as “Men on Film,” starring flamboyant film critics Blaine Edwards (Damon Wayans) and Antoine Merriweather (Grier); Homey D. Clown (Damon Wayans), a dour urban kiddie entertainer whose catchphrase was “Homey don’t play that!”; streetwise scam artists “The Home Boys” (Keenen Ivory and Damon Wayans); and Fire Marshall Bill (Jim Carrey), a disfigured safety expert.

Will this new updated version have a chance? Let MSDTV know.

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