What's Happening Now! (1985–1988)

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"What's Happening Now!" is a sequel to "What's Happening!," a TV series about the adult main characters (Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Shirley, and Dee) as teenagers/children.

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Complete series cast summary:
Ernest Thomas ...
 Roger 'Raj' Thomas / ... (66 episodes, 1985-1988)
Haywood Nelson ...
 Dwayne Nelson (66 episodes, 1985-1988)
 Nadine Hudson Thomas / ... (66 episodes, 1985-1988)
Shirley Hemphill ...
 Shirley Wilson (66 episodes, 1985-1988)


This was an urban comedy following the lives of three black men. Raj is newly married and trying to write while his two buddies, Rerun and Dwayne are sharing a bachelor apartment. Rerun is working as a used car salesman while Dwayne is a computer programmer. This syndicated program was on the air between September 1985 and September 1988. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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When Mabel King didn't return to reprise her role as Mrs. Thomas, her absence was explained by having the character remarry and move to Arizona. See more »


[peeking through a window he just broke with his new boomerang]
Dwayne Nelson: [nervous laugh] G'day, mates?
[Shirley and Raj chase, Dwayne runs]
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Not As Good As the Original
27 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Even though this was a pretty decent series, it was not as good as the original. You do get to see how Roger, Rerun and Dwayne turned out as the reached adulthood, but unfortunately they do not get into as much mischief as they used to. Also, Dee is a more mature young lady and is not the spoiled brat she was when she was younger. But perhaps the main thing that was missing was Mabel King, who played Roger's mother. She was pretty much the centering influence who was there with advice for Roger and the guys.

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