The Fox network is reportedly set to reboot the popular 1990s sketch comedy series, “In Living Color,” which helped launch the careers of acts like Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey.
According to Deadline.com, the network has hooked up with the series’ creator Keenen Ivory Wayans to bring back the show, where he’ll serve as host and executive producer.
While the series won’t be back into the regular schedule until next year, it will air in two half-hour specials as party of Fox’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Apparently, Wayans brought the idea to Fox, and they gave it the green light. The 2012 version will feature a new cast though.
Deadline says Fox has been looking to launch a successful new sketch comedy series. Last season, it tried gave comedian Affion Crockett a try with “In The Flow”, but when it aired to low rating, it was pulled.
“In Living Color” now gets its chance.
The original series ran from 1990 to 1994. Brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans created, wrote, and starred in the program, which featured comedy sketches similar to “Saturday Night Live”, but with a strong emphasis on black subject matter.
The half hour specials are scheduled to air mid-season 2012.