Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott spoke with the cast of the long-running FOX sketch comedy series IN LIVING COLOR at the taping of the TV Land Awards in New York City. The interview aired today, April 24 on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, on the ABC Television Network.
IN LIVING COLOR was a sketch comedy show, which 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. The show was taped before a live studio audience. 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 was African-American, unlike other sketch comedy shows like 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 comedians Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and David Alan Grier.
The "TV Land Awards" pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The 90-minute telecast hosted by Kelly Ripa will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of the most iconic celebrity TV casts. The "TV Land Awards" 10th Anniversary will air on Sunday, April 29 at 9pm ET/PT.
View the reunited cast of IN LIVING COLOR below!
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