In Living Color (1990-1994)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1990-04-15

Runtime: 30 minutes

Genre(s): Comedy

Language(s): English


In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. Brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans created, wrote and starred in the program. The show was produced by Ivory Way Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and was taped before a live studio audience at stage 7 at the Fox Television Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. The title of the series was inspired by the NBC announcement of broadcasts being presented "in living color" during the 1950s and 1960s, prior to mainstream color television. It also refers to the fact that most of the show's cast were black, unlike other sketch comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live whose casts are usually mostly white. Other members of the Wayans family—Kim, Shawn and Marlon—had regular roles, while brother Dwayne frequently appeared as an extra. The show also starred the previously unknown actor/comedians Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and David Alan Grier. Additionally, actress Rosie Perez, Dancing with the Stars judge and choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba and dancer Jennifer Lopez were members of the show's dance troupe The Fly Girls. The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 1990.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 128
Season 1 13
Season 2 26
Season 3 30
Season 4 33
Season 5 26
Specials 6
Cast 16
David Alan Grier - Calhoun Tubbs
Jennifer Lopez - Fly Girl
Jim Carrey - Jay Leno
Alexandra Wentworth
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Kim Wayans
Shawn Wayans - DJ
Tommy Davidson
Damon Wayans
Jamie Foxx
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Carrie Ann Inaba - Fly Girl
Chris Rock
Kim Coles
Steve Park
Kelly Coffield Park - Various
Writing 28
Fax Bahr - Writer
Greg Fields - Writer
Les Firestein - Writer
Fred Graver - Writer
Becky Hartman Edwards - Writer
Michelle Jones - Writer
Buddy Sheffield - Writer
Adam Small - Writer
Michael Anthony Snowden - Writer
Steve Tompkins - Writer
Pam Veasey - Writer
Keenen Ivory Wayans - Writer
Damon Wayans - Writer
Larry Wilmore - Writer
Marc Wilmore - Writer
Kim Bass - Writer
J. J. Paulsen - Writer
Barry Douglas - Writer
Jeffrey Joseph - Writer
John Bowman - Writer
Harry Dunn - Writer
Franklyn Ajaye - Writer
Rob Edwards - Writer
Sandy Frank - Writer
Howard Kuperberg - Writer
Joe Toplyn - Writer
Matt Wickline - Writer
Colin Quinn - Writer
Production 6
Keenen Ivory Wayans - Executive Producer
Pam Veasey - Producer
Michael Petok - Producer
Kevin A. Berg - Producer
Tamara Rawitt - Producer
Kevin S. Bright - Producer
Network 2

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