Good Times, the classic 1970s sitcom that was developed by legendary TV pioneer Norman Lear, is getting a new version on Netflix. This reboot will be animated instead of live-action, and will tell a new story that’s inspired by the original series, which ran from 1974 through 1979.
Lear, who’s still working in the industry at 98 years old, is on board to executive produce this new take alongside several unexpected collaborators – among them Family Guy head honcho Seth MacFarlane and NBA superstar Steph Curry. Get the details below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Back in 2014, a Good Times movie was announced. The show, which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979, is to be adapted by Kenya Barris (Black-ish), with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing. News has been slow on that project, but now another Good Times movie is in the works, and you can fund it on Kickstarter.
Find out more about the Good Times revival below.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
These are good times for Good Times. The classic ‘70s sitcom is getting revived as a feature film, as first announced in 2013, and now it’s taking a big step forward as Kenya Barris (Black-ish) is set to write. Get more details on the Good Times movie after the jump.
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A set of ’70s sitcoms produced or developed by Norman Lear managed to change the tone of American television. All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude all addressed social and political issues to varying degrees through the basic structure of the sitcom.
Originally developed as a way to use the sitcom to show the lives of a hard-working, poor black family in a Chicago housing project, Good Times turned into a more broad, typical comedy thanks to the unexpected success of actor Jimmie Walker, whose popular catchprase “Dy-no-MITE!” gave the show’s writers an easy road to audience approval.
Now Good Times is being revived as a movie. Producer Scott Rudin (No Country For Old Men) and screenwriter Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) are working with Sony to bring the show to the big screen. Read More »
Kagan McLeod created this illustration featuring the mant actors and actresses from the past years of multi-camera sitcom history. How many of the 50 characters do you reccognize? Answer key on the National Post.