This Day in Entertainment History featuring the classic show What’s Happening!!

Whats Happening

What’s Happening!! is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976, to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, What’s Happening!! returned in November 1976 as a weekly series. It remained a regular show until 1979; ratings were modest. What’s Happening!! was loosely based on the Eric Monte-penned film Cooley High. From 1985 to 1988, a sequel series called What’s Happening Now!! aired in first-run syndication, with most of the major cast members reprising their roles.

What’s Happening!! was Bud Yorkin’s second series after he ended his partnership with Norman Lear in Tandem Productions. The show was produced by TOY Productions, which was formed by Yorkin, Saul Turtletaub, and Bernie Orenstein after the split.

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