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Ed. Weinberger (created by)
Release Date:
25 August 1997 (USA) See more »
The series focused on David Randolph (David Ramsey), a young acting pastor designated to Compton, California's African American Church of Life... See more »
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Tracey Cherelle Jones ... Cassie Coleman (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Alexia Robinson ... Mona Phillips (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Guy Torry ... Little T (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Roz Ryan ... Hattie Dixon (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

David Ramsey ... Pastor David Randolph (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Jazsmin Lewis ... Venita Stansbury (18 episodes, 1997-1998)

Billy Preston ... Billy (10 episodes, 1997)

Series Directed by
Stan Daniels (5 episodes, 1997)
Ed. Weinberger (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kim Friedman (3 episodes, 1997)
Anna Maria Horsford (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Charlotte Brown (2 episodes, 1997)
Tony Singletary (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Ed. Weinberger (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Chambers (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Rob Dames (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Robert Howe (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Leonard Ripps (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Darice Rollins (3 episodes, 1998)
Samm-Art Williams (2 episodes, 1997)
Richard Dubin (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Reuben Cannon .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bruce Johnson .... producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Robi Reed .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
DeShawn Schneider .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ed. Weinberger .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Danny White .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
James O'Keefe .... co-producer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Darice Rollins .... co-producer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Samm-Art Williams .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Chambers .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Production Design by
Ed LaPorta (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Production Management
Judy Oseransky .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Rich .... first assistant director (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Art Department
Regina Lee Alonte .... on-set dresser (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Thomas C. Brewer .... sound editor (17 episodes, 1997-1998)

Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 1998)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tracy Howe .... grip (unknown episodes)
Wren Maloney .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Larry Newberg .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Antablin .... key costumer (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Other crew
David Hollywood Harrell .... set / set production assistant (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Myra J. .... executive story editor (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Eva Charney .... dialogue coach (19 episodes, 1997-1998)

Tom Munshower .... technical director (unknown episodes, 1998)
James Bethea .... executive in charge: UPN (unknown episodes)
Richard Dubin .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Bernadette Luckett .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Nikki Swasey Seaton .... stage manager (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

"The Good News" was the *very last* series of any kind produced by MTM Enterprises; the company was absorbed into 20th Century Fox Television and ceased to exist after this series left the air (MTM's parent company, International Family Entertainment, had just been purchased by 21st Century Fox, Inc.); the few surviving MTM series (e.g. "The Pretender") were then produced under the 20th Century Fox Television banner. Fox now owns all the MTM series and telefilms, including "The Good News."See more »


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The New Amen, 12 June 2008
Author: Lisaluv1 from Central, TX

Cant believe this show only lasted a few episodes.

One thing I would have expected to have been mentioned on this page is that it is the new version of the 80's TV show 'Amen'. They even use the same set design of the church. But wondering if they assumed we (the viewers) wouldn't get that. They would have made better or lasted longer if they just went with the angle of it being same church and having Roz recreate her role from Amen and not play a totally different character. Also if they could have gotten Sherman to made a guess appearance Im sure it would have lasted longer.

Personally loved the scene with the dance and they brought in the gangs. Was totally hilarious with the final dance sequence.

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