A sitcom reuniting characters from `What's Happening!!' (1976-79).
Runtime: 30 minutes
What's Happening Now! - What's Happening!! - Netflix
What's Happening!! is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976, to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, What's Happening!! returned in November 1976 as a weekly series. It remained a weekly series until 1979; ratings were modest. What's Happening!! was loosely based on the Eric Monte-penned film Cooley High. From 1985 to 1988, a sequel series called What's Happening Now!! aired in first-run syndication, with most of the major cast members reprising their roles. What's Happening!! was Bud Yorkin's second series after he ended his partnership with Norman Lear and Tandem Productions. The show was produced by TOY Productions, which was formed by Yorkin, Saul Turtletaub, and Bernie Orenstein after the split.
What's Happening Now! - Syndication - Netflix
The show was syndicated on many local channels (with all 66 episodes of sequel series What's Happening Now!! joining the syndication package in the fall of 1988 to total 131 episodes) and continued in an on-again, off-again manner until 2009. BET reran both series from September 20, 1993, to October 27, 1995. TV Land reran the show during the 2005–2006 season. As of March 1, 2013, cable network TV One shows reruns of What's Happening!! On December 2, 2013, the newly rebranded Encore Black channel started airing What's Happening!! Starting January 2, 2017, the digital broadcast network Antenna TV began airing the original series for the first time.
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