What's Happening!!

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What's Happening!!
Premiere August 5, 1976
Finale April 28, 1979
Creator Eric Monte
Based on suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by
Eric Monte
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company TOY Productions
Seasons 3
Episodes 65
Origin USA

What's Happening!! is a sitcom that aired on ABC.

What's Happening!! follows the lives of three working-class African-American teens living in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Ernest Thomas Roger "Raj" Thomas * * *
Haywood Nelson Dwayne Nelson * * *
Fred Berry Freddie "Rerun" Stubbs * * *
Shirley Hemphill Shirley Wilson o * *
Danielle Spencer Dee Thomas * * *
Mabel King Mabel "Mama" Thomas * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One August 5, 1976 March 31, 1977 21
Season Two September 22, 1977 May 11, 1978 22
Season Three September 21, 1978 April 28, 1979 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season February 3, 2004 3

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The Complete Second Season October 5, 2004 3

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The Complete Third Season August 23, 2005 3

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Complete Series
The Complete Series June 10, 2008 9

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