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What's Happening!!

A comedy focusing on three big-city black youths living at home with their single mom, What's Happening!! became the first African-American teen sitcom to break into the Nielsen Top Thirty shows in 1976. The show was loosely inspired by the movie Cooley High - lead characters Rerun, Dwayne and Roger contend with all manner of teenage shenanigans at school, at home and later in their own apartment. Picked to continue as a fall series after a successful summer debut, What's Happening!! ran for three seasons as a modest ratings success. The comedy found its biggest audience in local syndication - a success that brought a revival of the show in the 1980s.

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Ep 1 - The Runaway

Mama asks Roger to forgo the party of the year to baby-sit for his sister.

Fred Berry, Fred "Rerun" Berry, Shirley Hemphill, David Hollander, Mabel King, Haywood Nelson, Bryan O'Dell, Thalmus Rasulala, Danielle Spencer, Ernest Thomas, John Welsh
Directed By
Dennis Steinmetz