17 years since its series finale, Fox has announced that they will air 2 half-hour specials of mega hit comedy show, “In Living Color.” With Keenan Ivory Wayans at the helm as both host and executive producer, the two 30 minute shows will be presented midseason next Spring as part of Fox’s 25th anniversary celebration. If the updated versions of the wildly successful sitcom meets with success, “In Living Color” will make a full comeback as a regular series next season.
According to Deadline, it was original series creator and executive producer Keenan Ivory Wayans’ idea to reboot the series with a brand new cast. They plan on following the same blueprint for success as the sitcom that first aired on April 15, 1990. The new “In Living Color” promises to be a modern-day version of the hit sketch comedy show that will usher in dynamic, new talent, and feature musical performances by special guests.
Famous for their predominantly African American cast, In Living Color was a comedic trailblazer that also stood out due to its raw, politically incorrect, but socially relevant material. The former hit show that starred Wayans siblings, Keenan, Damon, Kim, Sean and later Marlon, also launched the careers of Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson (for a time).
No specific date has been given, but expect to see the revival of “In Living Color” some time in the Spring of 2012. Fans of the original series can all agree – news of this magnitude deserves “2 snaps, a twist and a kiss, you can’t touch this!”