'In Living Color' Returning to Fox, Keenen Ivory Wayans Producing

5:53 PM PST 10/28/2011 by Lacey Rose
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Fox will air two half-hour specials of "In Living Color" in the spring, with the option to pick it up to series next season.

Fox is set to reboot In Living Color. 

Host Keenen Ivory Wayans will produce two half-hour specials based on his classic sketch comedy series from the early 1990s, which helped launch the careers of his own family as well as those of Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier and Jim Carrey, among others.

The revival is being billed as a contemporary take on the hit sketch comedy show that will feature a new cast of fresh, young talent as well as musical performances by special guests. The network will air the pairing this spring, with the option to order the show to series for next fall or mid-season. 

The news comes mere months after Fox attempted to create an original sketch comedy series, In the Flow with Affion Crockett. The short-lived, half-hour series hosted by Affion Crockett and executive produced by Jamie Foxx.

The specials will be produced by Ivory Way Productions in association with 20th Century Fox TV spin off Fox 21, better known as the company behind Homeland, Breakout Kings and Sons of Anarchy.

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