The industry was buzzing with the news that FOX was bringing back one of the BEST comedy shows EVER on television, In Living Color! That was over a year ago and we have been waiting for the launch date ever since. Unfortunately, it was announced yesterday at the FOX TCA’s and confirmed to me personally by Keenan Ivory Wayans that the show will not be coming back.
I caught up with the show’s creator Keenan Ivory Wayans last night at the BET premiere of Second Generation Wayans and Keenan told CNikky, “It’s true. We set a bar so high and I believe that if we can’t come back better than where we left off, we should leave it alone.”
I’m so sad about this news..but I agree. In Living Color introduced us to Jaime Foxx, Jim Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Perez, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, and of course Keenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Sean Wayans. There is no way to top that.
According to Deadline:
After months of complete silence on the In Living Color special Fox ordered more than a year ago, the writing was on the wall, and today Fox chairman Kevin Reilly made the decision official. “It’s not gonna happen,” he said during the network’s executive session at TCA. “(The original) was a seminal show for Fox, and the bar was set at that level.” Reilly left the door open to potentially doing an In Living Color reboot “but not the one we shot.”
Source/Pics: Deadline, FOX, Getty