The new reboot of In Living Color may be put on an eternal halt. An all-new cast and the production by Keenen Ivory Wayans, might not be enough to excite the executives to air the new show.
From a recent excerpt from a USA Today interview with Kevin Reilly, the entertainment President of the Fox Broadcasting Company, he addressed the networks upcoming season and mentioned two series in particular.
One of them was the In Living Color Reboot and this is what he had to say:
And two retreads won’t see the light of day. Seth MacFarlane’s Flintstones reboot is being scuttled. And Reilly indicated that planned In Living Color specials, reviving the sketch-comedy series, won’t air anytime soon. Though several have been shot, he says there’s a “high bar,” so don’t look for a new version of Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans.
The new In Living Color reboot has already started shooting and it sounds like he has watched some of footage and isn’t impressed with it. Or maybe it’s an outcome bias? There is no doubt about it, just about every cast member that played on the original In Living Color has had a successful career after the series ended. So Reilly could be looking at the end results and comparing them to new cast members. Then again, the Wayans family, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, and Tommy Davidson are big pairs of shoes to fill. We’re talking about a cast that include Oscars award-winners and nominees.
The new cast members consist of Kali Hawk, who can been seen on Fox’s comedy TV show New Girl, Jermaine Fowler, Jennifer Bartels, and Lilrel Howery.
Can these new comics recreate the series or is the executive right, are these shoes too big to fill?