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As reported by MSDTV, Keenan Ivory Wayans had announced that he was bringing the sketch comedy series, ‘In Living Color’ back to TV.

Unfortunately, his brother Damon Wayans had other thoughts and ended up shut down production…

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After an NFL MVP wins the Super Bowl they go to Disney World but where do players go when they retire? Apparently, they’ll be heading to Hollywood. Film veterans including Keenan Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend and John Singleton will teach retired players the tricks of the trade through the NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp.

 

The four-day event will offer an overview of creative disciplines in the film industry, including screen writing, directing, producing and film financing. The players will have the opportunity to shoot and edit a short film.

The program is being run by NFL Player Engagement, which assist players in preparing for their post-football careers, and Film Life Inc., a New York-based film production company.

 

This isn’t the first program established by the NFL for players ending their careers on the field. In addition to the film program the NFL has intensive business management and broadcast programs. The Business of Music Boot Camp debuts in February 2012.

 

The NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp will run April 2-5 at Universal Studios.

 

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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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