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Remember the days of Homey the Clown, The Buttmans, Fire Marshall Bill, Men On Film, and Anton Jackson from the 90’s FOX sitcom ‘In Living Color’?
 
Well it turns out youPhoto: ximagonline.com just might see the sitcom back on television real soon.
 
Show creator Keenan Ivory Wayans is set to bring back the show for two-half hour specials in the Spring of 2012. If the shows does well, there is an option to pick up the show for a full season or mid-season replacement.

‘In Living Color’ was a cutting edge, groundbreaking, often controversial comedy that gave Saturday Night Live  a run for its money in the early 1990’s. Some even think the quality of the show surpassed SNL in terms of quality, originality, and memorable characters during its relatively short stay in prime time. Catchphrases like “Homey don’t play that,” “Two snaps up,” and “Let me tell you something,” became part of pop culture. Moreover, the show launched the careers of Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, and what seemed like 1,000 other Wayans siblings

As popular as ‘In Living Color’ had become, the show, often at odds with the FOX network as a result of FOX constantly threatening to censor the show. Wayans finally had enough around the end of 1992, and it’s no coincidence that the show’s quality never recovered after his departure.

Reportedly, Wayans will try to recapture the magic with a completely different cast. For about half of the show’s run, ‘In Living Color’ was one of the funniest shows on television. It's hard to recapture magic twice when reviving a classic television show, so let’s hope he can pull it off.

 

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