The star-studded cast of ABC’s “Good Times” live special has been announced.
According to Deadline, Tiffany Haddish, Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Jay Pharoah, Asante Blackk, Corinne Foxx, and Jharrel Jerome will be taking on the sitcom classic. “The six will take on the roles first portrayed in the iconic sitcom “Good Times,” with Davis and Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Pharoah as J.J Evans, Blackk as Michael Evans, Foxx as Thelma Evans and Haddish recreating the role of Willona Woods. Jerome is confirmed to join the cast in an unspecified role. Additionally, ABC’s Anthony Anderson and Patti LaBelle will perform the theme song live.”
In case you could not tell by the last name, Corrine Foxx is the daughter of comedian and actor Jamie Foxx. She recently shared the news of being casted on her social media. She said, “How is this real!?! Beyond grateful and humbled to join the incredible cast of Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times. We will be bringing the iconic Evans family back to television next Wednesday night on @abcnetwork. This is a dream come true.” She began modeling in 2014 representing brands such as Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and Kenneth Cole. She mad made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2016 walking for Kanye West’s Yeezy line. Foxx most recently starred as Sasha in the 2019 film, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.
Recently, reality show producer Carlos King called for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams to be casted as Thelma. He wrote, “Join me in my petition to have @porsha4real star as Thelma in @abcnetwork Live remake of the sitcom “Good Times.” Directed by @kerrywashington. Isn’t the resemblance uncanny!!”
“Good Times” will air Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.
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How is this real?! Beyond grateful and humbled to join the incredible cast of Live In Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times. We will be bringing the iconic Evans family back to television next Wednesday night on @abcnetwork This is a dream come true ❤️