Meet The Next Generation 'Fly Girls' For 'In Living Color' Reboot

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 23, 2012 1:08 PM
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First revealed publicly last October, the Fox Network is bringing the Wayans' In Living Color back to TV as a mid-season replacement, with the original star and creator of the show, Keenen Ivory Wayans, on board as host and executive producer.

According to reports, it was Wayans' idea to revive the show, and the plan was for Fox to present two In Living Color half-hour specials to air as part of the network’s 25th anniversary celebration on April 22, with a series option behind them. If the two specials are a ratings success, then the new In Living Color will be picked up as a series next season.

But it looks like this will happen at a later date, since shooting WAS scheduled to begin in April.

How about the cast?

Kali Hawk, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lilrel Howery, Ayana Hampton, Cyrah Hawkins and a few others, have all signed on to be part of the new generation/revamped cast of In Living Color

Even Keenen himself is listed as an on-screen participant.

But it looks like it'l be a mixed cast - so don't expect a predominantly black cast as was the case with the original In Living Color.

And what about the Fly Girls? There they are in the above photo: Whitney Wiley, Tera Perez, Christina Chandler, Katee Shean, and Lisa Rosenthal.

Which of these 5 young ladies might use the show as a catapult to even greater success a la J-Lo?

We'll see...

In the video below from earlier this year, Keenen talks about the new show - specifically, his search for the new group of Fly Girls; we also see him at a Fly Girls audition.

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13 Comments

  • Jasmine | October 29, 2012 3:27 PMReply

    SO excited to see lil rel in the line-up! he's my favorite comedian right now and he's doin big things! he's with jordin sparks in the new reebok video too! http://bit.ly/ZigLite

  • DeVonte Swing | July 24, 2012 11:18 AMReply

    Turn around, let me see something.....yeah.

  • Nadell | July 24, 2012 10:56 AMReply

    Fly Girls are lacking diversity. Sheesh, pretty much white-washed now. WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
    But of course....

  • Scissors | July 24, 2012 2:27 AMReply

    Danity Kane is back?

  • ALM | July 23, 2012 9:27 PMReply

    Whether any of these young ladies become stars is up to them to an extent. Love or hate J-Lo, she hustled to become who she is today. She knew how to take an opportunity and build on it. Her methods of building may be questionable to some, though. Carrie Ann Inaba made it too, so......

  • Dynamite | July 23, 2012 9:21 PMReply

    Here is the lineup for the reboot

    Keenen Ivory Wayans (Host)
    Jennifer Bartels
    Josh Duvendeck
    Jermaine Fowler
    Lil Rel
    Kali Hawk
    Sydney Castillo
    Ayana Hampton
    Cooper Barnes
    Melissa McQueen

    The Fly Girls
    Whitney Wiley, Katee Shean, Tera Perez, Lisa Rosenthal and Christina Chandler
    Google the cast, and you will see theres more white people on this new cast thaen the orgnial

  • Dynamite | July 23, 2012 9:16 PMReply

    Here is the lineup for the reboot

    Keenen Ivory Wayans (Host)
    [img]http://blogs.centrictv.com/lifestyle/culturelist/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Keenen-Ivory-Wayans1.jpg[/img]
    Jennifer Bartels
    [img]http://ucbcomedy.cachefly.net/ucbcomedy/img/talent/554/normal.jpg[/img]
    Josh Duvendeck
    [img]http://thecomicscomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/joshduvendeck.jpg[/img]
    Jermaine Fowler
    [img]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwcz54rBrY1qc20f5.png[/img]
    Lil Rel
    [img]http://www.prlog.org/11008905-comedian-lil-rel-howery.jpg[/img]
    Kali Hawk
    [img]http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Kali+Hawk+Premiere+TriStar+Pictures+Jumping+EXmHHLYpc38l.jpg[/img]
    Sydney Castillo
    [img]http://sydneyisfunny.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/dsc_0834.jpg[/img]
    Ayana Hampton
    [img]http://pic.tv/realamericanfamily/files/2010/10/Ayana.jpg[/img]
    Cooper Barnes
    [img]http://www.joannabrooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/CooperBarnes2.jpg[/img]
    Melissa McQueen
    [img]http://www.comedysoapbox.com/img/comedians/3509.jpg[/img]

    The Fly Girls from left to right: Whitney Wiley, Katee Shean, Tera Perez, Lisa Rosenthal and Christina Chandler.
    [img]https://p.twimg.com/ArB6nP_CMAAeRoN.jpg:large [/img]
    [img]https://p.twimg.com/AqsgfeKCEAELgzC.jpg[/img]
    [img]https://p.twimg.com/Aq4BQRgCAAESLOK.jpg[/img]
    [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/536030_10150948503399018_646899017_12783436_1530353920_n.jpg[/img]

  • ChgoSista | July 23, 2012 6:33 PMReply

    Despite Chi-Town's own Lil' Rel being on board, I cannot say that I'm excited about "In Living Color, The Remix." **shrug**

  • getthesenets | July 23, 2012 1:40 PMReply

    ok..I'll go first.
    Fox meddling and adding white actors/comedians to the original In Living Color is what ruined it the first time. Pattern with Fox, as they later did the EXACT same thing to New York Undercover.
    Casting of the Fly Girls..even the way the dancers are lined up in this photo gives me the notion that they are on the same ol bs.

  • YES! YES! YES! | July 23, 2012 9:02 PM

    Excuse me ms.
    You sound Stupid!!! The new Fly Girls looks weak and white-washed compared to the original. Yes, the original were Multi--Culture. But all the Fly Girls looked their race, unlike these new Fly Girls that don't look even out. I see 1 Black, 1 mixed, 1 Latin, 1 white, and 1 asian. let's look at the ol school Fly Girls track records.
    Season 1.
    Carrie Ann Inaba - Asian
    Cari Franch- White
    Lisa Marie Todd- Black
    Deidre Lang- Black
    Michelle Whitney-Morrison -Mixed
    Season 2.
    Carrie Ann Inaba- Asian
    Cari Franch- White
    Lisa Marie Todd- Black
    Deidre Lang- Black
    Michelle Whitney-Morrison- Mixed
    Carla Garrido- Latin
    Season 3.
    Carrie Ann Inaba- Asian
    Cari Franch- White
    J-LO- Latin
    Lisa Marie Todd- Black
    Season 4.
    J-Lo- Latin
    Deidre Lang- Black
    Lisa Thompson- White
    Jossie Harris- Black
    Season 5.
    Deidre Lang- Black
    Lisa Thompson- White
    Jossie Harris- Black
    Laurieann Gibson- Black
    Masako Willis- Asian

    AND THEY ALL LOOKED THEIR RACE!!!

    Another thing, These new Fly Girls lack the toughness that the original had, The original represented Hip- Hop. Unlike the new Fly Girls that look more like Pussy Cat Dolls than Hip-Hop street dancers.

  • Donella | July 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    "Fox meddling and adding white actors/comedians to the original In Living Color is what ruined it the first time." Agreed!

  • Excuse me ms. | July 23, 2012 5:24 PM

    The Fly Girls have always been a multi-ethnic group so I don't know why this is a problem. The old school cast had 2 Black girls, one Latina, one Asian and one white girl and the current cast has 2 Black girls, 2 white girls and one Latina.

  • Wanett | July 23, 2012 2:29 PM

    I, emphatically, concur. I was going to comment that Keenan and the gang stuck with the one-brown-girl-in-the-in-bunch format.

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