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What's Happening Now!! - The Complete First Season
What's Happening Now - The Complete First Season
Actors: Ernest Thomas, Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill, Anne-Marie Johnson
Directors: Arlando Smith, Art Washington, Bob Priest, Gail Liberti-Kennedy, Gary Brown
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     8hr 1min

Loosely based on the 1975 film Cooley High, the urban sitcom What's Happening! debuted on ABC in 1976 and ran for three seasons. After its network cancellation, the series went into syndication in 1980 and became so popu...  more »


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Actors: Ernest Thomas, Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill, Anne-Marie Johnson
Directors: Arlando Smith, Art Washington, Bob Priest, Gail Liberti-Kennedy, Gary Brown
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Martin Lawrence, Comedy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/12/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 8hr 1min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

I love this show
Metch | 04/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What's Happening Now!! is one of my favorite TV shows, with most of its original cast from the What's Happening!! show back in 1976-1979. What's Happining Now!! ran from September 7th, 1985 until September 3rd, 1988 for a total of Three seasons and 66 episodes (22 episodes for each season).

In this season Raj was newly married and trying to make it as a writer. Raj and Nadine, who were living in the house he had grown up in, took in a foster child named Caroline for a time. Rerun & Dwayne, now a used car salesman and a computer programmer, respectively, were sharing an apartment. Shirley and Raj were also partners running Rob's, and Dee (who only showed up occasionally) was in college.

The cast for this show were:
-Reina King..........Carolyn(1985-1986)
-Shirley Hemphill....Shirley Wilson
-Martin Lawrence.....Maurice Warfield(1987-1988)
-Ernest Thomas.......Roger"Raj"Thomas
-Anne-Marie Johnson..Nadine Hudson Thomas
-Ken Sagoes..........Darryl(1987-1988)
-Fred Berry..........Freddie"Rerun"Stubbs(1985-1986)
-Danielle Spencer....Dee Thomas

The first season consisted of 22 episodes and they are as follows:
01- Raj Returns
02- A Horse is Not a Home
03- Dwayne's Crush
04- The Houseguest
05- One Enchanted Evening
06- Aunt Shirley
07- The New Kid
08- The Bully
09- That Old Gang of Mine
10- Dueling Menus
11- Dee's Dilemma
12- Raj on the Run
13- The Challenge
14- Married or Not
15- The Improbable Dream
16- Rags to Riches
17- Goodbye, Mr. Ripps
18- Dee and Dwayne
19- Mr. First Nighter
20- Shirley's Pen Pal
21- Nadine's Boss
22- The Wedding

I hope that the following two seasons will be released shortly after this season.

Thanks for reading my review and have a nice day :)
Even better than whats happening
LaKitty | Sugarcreek,Oh | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was afraid at first that that this show might have gone downhill after What's Happening but I think with the exception of a few scenes that it is even better than before. It's so funny and it's wonderful seeing them again.Rogers wife is a great addition. Can't wait for the second and third season."
So happy
NeverSayNever | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So happy that they decided to release "what's happening now!" I loved the original, but I loved the continuation as well! I too hope they release all three seasons of this series."
Nowhere near as good as the original.
Eric Kim | Hawaii | 09/07/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The original What's Happening! is definitely one of the funniest shows of all time but the new What's Happening Now! doesn't even come close to matching the original. To compare the two is like comparing the Washington Generals to the Harlem Globetrotters. Yes, there really IS that much of a disparity among the two shows.

One of the funniest aspects of the original was watching Rerun and Shirley make fun of each other and the comedy and wittiness of the dialogue between Raj, Rerun, and Dwayne hanging out at Rob's Place. Now the chemistry is gone and the dialogue is boring and dry. Even Fred "Rerun" Berry left the show after the first season because he said the writing was terrible and he was right. The only redeeming quality of the new series was to see Raj, Shirley, Rerun, etc again.

Great to see the gang back together again but lousy writing ruins the experience. They should have quit while they were ahead.... "