What's Happening Now!!

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What's Happening Now!!
Opening titles from 1985
Created byEric Monte
Written byEric Monte
Directed byMichael Schultz
StarringErnest Thomas
Haywood Nelson
Fred Berry (1985–1986)
Shirley Hemphill
Anne-Marie Johnson
Reina King (1985–1986)
Danielle Spencer
Martin Lawrence (1987–1988)
Ken Sagoes (1987–1988)
Composer(s)Henry Mancini
Bruce Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes66 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Michael S. Baser
Mike Milligan
Kim Weiskopf
Producer(s)Larry Balmagia
Bob Peete
Michael S. Baser
Kim Weiskopf
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Columbia Pictures Television
(seasons 1-3)
Coca-Cola Telecommunications
(season 3)
DistributorLBS Communications
Columbia Pictures Television
Columbia TriStar Television
Sony Pictures Television
Original networkFirst-run syndication
Original releaseSeptember 7, 1985 (1985-09-07) –
March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26)
Preceded byWhat's Happening!!

What's Happening Now!! is an American sitcom sequel to the original ABC 1976–79 sitcom What's Happening!![1] focusing on its main characters as adults. It aired in first-run broadcast syndication from September 7, 1985, to March 26, 1988.


In the series, Roger "Raj" Thomas (played by Ernest Thomas) has become a fledgling writer. He bought half of the restaurant Rob's Place (renamed Rob's) and was running the business with Shirley (Shirley Hemphill), making money for himself and his new wife Nadine (Anne-Marie Johnson), who was a social worker. Dwayne (Haywood Nelson) has become a computer programmer, and Rerun (Fred Berry) a used-car salesman. Raj and Nadine live in Raj's childhood home while Rerun and Dwayne share an apartment.



Home media[edit]

On June 12, 2007, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first season of What's Happening Now!! on DVD in Region 1.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 June 12, 2007


  1. ^ a b "NBC's 'The InBetween' Series Premiere: How You Know The Cast". International Business Times. May 29, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "'What's Happening!!' co-star Danielle Spencer is ailing". Pix11. October 12, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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