*The reported return of the classic hit television show “In Living Color” is moving forward, according to one of its original stars.
Speaking with Geno Jones on Charleston, SC’s WXST Star 99.7, Tommy Davidson revealed that plans are underway to reunite with fellow cast mates Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kim Coles, Shawn Wayans, Marlon, Wayans, David Alan Grier, Kim Wayans and T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh to begin filming the “In Living Color” reunion.
“We’re shooting it. We’re supposed to be shooting it at the end of this month. So it’s coming soon,” stated Davidson, who had no problem coming on board for the event. “I got a call from Keenen Ivory Wayans. That’s the bald-headed one all the way … He called me and he said ‘Look. The guys are getting together. Would you like to come back?’ And of course I said ‘Sure. Let’s do it.’”
The funnyman’s revelation is the latest development to occur regarding “In Living Color”’s return, which is set for this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, two “In Living Color” half-hour specials hosted and executive produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans will air on Fox with the option of picking up the show for the following season.
During its heyday, “In Living Color” became must see TV with its edgy comedy skits and musical segments involving the Fly Girls. The show, which ran from 1990 to 1994, featured guest appearances from Chris Rock and Tupac Shakur, who also performed as a musical guest. Other performers included Queen Latifah, En Vogue, Public Enemy, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige and Heavy D, who performed the “In Living Color” theme song. Since the show aired, Davidson and the show’s stars have gone on to successful careers in various areas of show business.
When Jones asked whether he and the original “In Living Color” cast knew how influential the show would be, Davidson admitted it was a matter of destiny as he referenced two well-known successes.
“We knew. We knew. I mean we worked so hard on it and all of us were so good at what we did,” he said. “We knew as much as Michael Jordan knew that once he got a team around him, he was gonna win some rings. We knew like that. We knew like Oprah believed that if she could ever get syndicated, she could do business in TV. We knew like that.”
In addition to the original cast, the “In Living Color” reunion will include three new cast members. HumorMill.com reports that comedians Lil Rell and Jermaine Fowler will appear on the show, along with Jennifer Bartels.
Despite occasional contact every so often, Davidson said he hasn’t seen his co-stars as much as he used to.
“I see ‘em here and there. Like me and Jim were always really close friends. But I see everybody everywhere, David. I see them all over,” the entertainer shared. “Shawn and Marlon are good. It seems like everywhere I go, they just left or I’m just coming. So we’re crossing paths. Kim Wayans is doing her thing individually. And then there’s T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh. We did a lot on the show… That girl’s a great writer. So we’re all just blessed. We’ve all been just blessed.”
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Now, check out the hilarity between WXST Star 99.7 morning show host Geno Jones and Tommy Davidson as they crack on this and that leading up to the discussion about the “In Living Color” reunion.