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Black-ish: ABC Releases Good Times Tribute Finale Photos

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Ain't we lucky we got 'em? Check out these photos of the second season finale of the Black-ish TV show on ABC. In "Good-ish Times," Dre falls asleep watching a Good Times TV show marathon. In his dream, the Johnson family goes back to the 1970s and are transformed into the characters of this classic TV show. The episode airs May 18th.

Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Jenifer Lewis. Guest starring are Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Deon Cole, and Catherine Reitman. The cast of the original Good Times TV series includes: BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois, Esther Rolle, John Amos, and Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you're nasty).

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Ben Powers Dead at 64: Good Times Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband in Beloved Sitcom

Ben Powers Dead at 64: Good Times Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband in Beloved Sitcom
Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis. "My condolences goes out to the family of Ben Powers who past a few days ago," she wrote on Facebook with a throwback picture of the pair. "He was a great actor and great friend who is gone too soon." She added, "He will be missed by many. Until next lifetime my...
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Ben Powers Dead: Good Times Actor Dies at 64

Ben Powers Dead: Good Times Actor Dies at 64
Actor Ben Powers, who was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times, died at age 64 on April 6, Deadline reports.  Powers' character was the football player husband of Thelma Evans (BerNadette Stanis) from 1978 to 1979.  "My condolences goes out to the family of Ben Powers who past a few days ago," Stanis wrote on Facebook on April 16. "He was a great actor and great friend who is gone too soon. He will be missed by many. Until next [...]
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Ben Powers Dies: ‘Good Times’ Actor Was 64

Ben Powers, best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the Good Times sitcom that aired on CBS in the middle to late 1970s, has died. Powers was 64 and died April 6 in New Bedford, Ma. His character was the football player husband of Thelma Evans, who was played by BerNadette Stanis on the hit series from producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin. Powers also played the character Moochie on another CBS series, The New Mike Hammer that starred Stacey Keach. He also appeared…
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'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dies at 64

'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dies at 64
Ben Powers, who played Thelma's (BernNadette Stanis) husband Keith Anderson on the final season of the classic CBS sitcom Good Times, has died. He was 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Mass., his family announced. No cause of death was revealed. He joined the cast of Good Times for its sixth and final 1978-79 season, playing Keith, a professional football player. His character and Thelma are wed on the third episode of that year, but he injures his leg while walking out of the church, straining their relationship.  Read More Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 Powers also

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“Good Times” Movie For Sony

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is currently developing a film based on ”Good Times”, the popular Sitcom that ran on CBS from 1974-1979. Sony has enlisted Scott Rudin and Eli Bush as producers. Phil Johnston (Wreck-It-Ralph, Cedar Rapids) will write.

The original show starred Ja’net DuBois, John Amos, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis and Esther Rolle.

Good Times synopsis from Tvland:

Good Times follows the challenges and joys of the close-knit Evans family — patriarch James, mother Florida, eldest son and accomplished amateur painter J.J. (James Evans, Jr.), brainy and beautiful daughter Thelma, and youngest son Michael, a political and social activist — who live together in a high-rise housing project on the South Side of Chicago.

The show took an honest look at the reality of life in the urban Projects, and tackled social and political issues around race, poverty, unemployment, inflation, crime and addiction — hot button
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Good Times Movie Being Developed by Scott Rudin and Sony

Good Times Movie Being Developed by Scott Rudin and Sony
After the success of last year's remake 21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures is bringing another classic TV show to the big screen, with a remake of Good Times.

Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) is writing the screenplay based on the CBS series, which ran for six seasons between 1974 and 1979. The show centered on the Evans family, who lived in a poor, urban area of Chicago. The series was among the first to feature a working-class African-American family, and gave birth to the popular catch-phrase "Dy-no-mite," which was often said by Jimmie Walker's J.J. Evans Jr. John Amos, Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, and a young Janet Jackson also starred in the series.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing for Sony and Columbia Pictures. The studio also has remakes of classic shows such as I Dream of Jeannie and Fantasy Island in the works.
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'Cosby Show' Alum Talks About Her Return To TV

'Cosby Show' Alum Talks About Her Return To TV
New Orleans — Actress Tempestt Bledsoe says she's thrilled to be returning to network television on a show that portrays "a positive black family" similar to the long-running hit sitcom she was part of for roughly eight years – "The Cosby Show."

"That show was my childhood," said Bledsoe, who played middle child Vanessa Huxtable in the NBC show that also starred Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet and Keshia Knight Pulliam. "It did so many things. It greatly influenced the kinds of projects I did. It helped form my core values, like my work ethic."

Bledsoe and actor Anthony Anderson spoke Friday at the Essence Music Festival about the new show they're starring in, "Guys with Kids," which premieres this fall on NBC.

In an interview after their appearance, the co-stars told The Associated Press they were thrilled the show will spotlight a "positive black family on network television.
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2nd Annual An Afternoon of Good Times Hosted by the National Public Housing Museum Pictures

2nd Annual An Afternoon of Good Times hosted by the National Public Housing Museum honoring public housing luminaries in Chicago.Photo copyright Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Francie Washington attends 2nd Annual An Afternoon of Good Times hosted by the National Public Housing Museum honoring public housing luminaries in Chicago.Photo copyright Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Bern Nadette Stanis attends 2nd Annual An Afternoon of Good Times hosted by the National Public Housing Museum honoring public housing luminaries in Chicago.Photo copyright Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Keith L. Magee attends 2nd Annual An Afternoon of Good Times hosted by the National Public Housing Museum honoring public housing luminaries in Chicago.Photo copyright Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Inez
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Vintage Vamp: 'Good Times' Bern Nadette Stanis

In the Seventies, the ABC show "Good Times" was home to one of the hottest women in show business! Brooklyn-born Bern Nadette Stanis played middle sister Thelma Evans from 1974 to 1979, and was one of the fiercest, flyest Black women of the decade...Bern Nadette Stanis will be at the Essence Music Festival, will you?Here's what you had to say:Sheila commented: "I hope she knows that she is loved. She has brought so much joy to two generations of my family."Kiki wrote: "So many years later, her clothes on "Good Times" still make you go "wow."
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