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Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
TV One to commemorate Living Single's 25th anniversary with a reunion special and a marathon of every episode
The beloved Fox sitcom premiered on Aug. 22, 1993. On Aug. 24, TV One will reunite Kim Coles, Kim Fields, TC Carson and John Hinton to talk about the sitcom's legacy and the talk of a potential reboot. From Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, TV One will show all 118 episodes in order.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Insecure tackles the lack of black sitcom reboots
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Season 3's "show within a show" spoof, Kev'yn, was inspired by Roseanne and the flurry of 1990s sitcom reboots, but also as a tribute to the black sitcoms of the same era like Martin, Living Single and A Different World. "Since nobody wants to reboot a black show, we’re going to reboot our show," said showrunner Prentice Penny. So he enlisted Living Single's Kim Fields to direct the fake comedy Kev'yn, starring A Different World's Darryl M. Bell, Living Single's Erika Alexander and former MTV VJ Bill Bellamy. “It was like, ‘Where is our representation?'” says Penny. “They’re rebooting Will & Grace, Full House, Roseanne obviously. We’re like, ‘They can’t reboot Living Single, Martin, A Different World?’ So many of these black shows made these networks what they are today, but when it comes to our value and people wanting to see us, why aren’t we doing Living Single?” Issa Rae called Kev'yn "a 90s dream come true."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 3:26AM EDT
Charlotte Rae dies: Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life stars pay tribute to "Mrs. Garrett"
Rae died Sunday afternoon at age 92 after a battle with cancer, two days after a Facts of Life reboot was reported to be in the works. Rae played Mrs. Garrett from 1978 to 1986 on Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. Her housekeeper character on Diff'rent Strokes proved to be so popular that after 1 1/2 seasons, she left to star in the spinoff The Facts of Life as the house mother at an all-girls' boarding school. The Facts of Life stars were quick to pay tribute on Sunday night. "You all already know my heart is heavy yet.... sorry, no words at the moment just love and tears... and yeah, smiles," tweeted Kim Fields. "she was my champion, a teacher, a proud example of the tenacity and perseverance needed to live an actor’s life," added Mindy Cohn. "i love you char. i will continue to make you proud." Meanwhile, Diff'rent Strokes' Todd Bridges tweeted: "Different Strokes would not have been the same without you #CharlotteRae. You were loved by everyone on our show and you were loved by everyone on the facts of life will miss you 'My heart is full of Pain" Rest in peace my friend."
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
What happened to the stars of Fox's Living Single?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
It’s been 20 years since the Fox sitcom starring Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and Kim Coles ended its run as one of the most popular African-American comedies of the 1990s.