#Goodtimes LIVE cast REVEALED! #ViolaDavis #AndreBraugher #TiffanyHaddish to star & more![details]

When it was announced that ABC was doing a ‘Good Times’ LIVE, the burning question was ‘who would portray these iconic characters!?” Now we know!

ABC has lined up a pair of Emmy winners to star in its re-creation of Good Times for the second Live in Front of a Studio Audience special.

How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher will head the cast for the Good Times episode. Tiffany Haddish, When They See Us stars Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome, Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah and Corinne Foxx round out the ensemble.

Tiffany Haddish, ‘When They See Us’ stars Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome and ‘SNL’ alum Jay Pharoah will also be part of the network’s second ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ special.

ABC has lined up a pair of Emmy winners to star in its re-creation of Good Times for the second Live in Front of a Studio Audience special.

How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher will head the cast for the Good Times episode. Tiffany Haddish, When They See Us stars Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome, Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah and Corinne Foxx round out the ensemble.

Additionally, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson and R&B legend Patti LaBelle will perform the show’s theme song during the special.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience, set to air Dec. 18 on ABC, will re-create episodes of Norman Lear’s All in the Family and Good Times. It follows a successful May staging of episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, which drew better than 10 million viewers for its first airing and grew to more than 12 million with delayed viewing.

Davis and Braugher will play Florida and James Evans, parents of the working-class Chicago family at the center of Good Times (Esther Rolle and John Amos played the parts in the series, which ran from 1974 to 1979). Pharoah will play eldest son J.J. (Jimmie Walker in the original), known for his “Dy-no-mite!” catchphrase. Foxx and Blackk will play kids Thelma and Michael Evans (Bernnadette Stanis and Ralph Carter in the series), and Haddish will play neighbor Wilona Woods, originally played by Ja’net Dubois. Jerome’s role is being kept under wraps.[Hollywood Reporter]

This will be EPIC! We can’t wait!

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