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Old 09-01-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Haywood Nelson Reveals He Hated His Time on 'What's Happening Now!'

After What's Happening ended, Nelson went back to school studying Architecture at Porter and Chester Institute in Connecticut and Electronic Engineering at Pratt Institute in New York. His tenure at Pratt was cut short however, when he was called to return to his role as Dwayne on an updated version of his former series called What's Happening Now.

This time around there was less creative freedom. Nelson was not allowed to direct any of the episodes or submit any of the scripts he wrote. He said he did his job as an actor, and when they told him the show was over he said good and moved on to other projects.

After the second series came to an end Nelson took on a job as a camera assistant, directed a few music videos and since then has remained in the entertainment field.

It is through his studies of electronics and his experiences as an actor that Nelson has been given a unique converging perspective on his current career as a distributor of screenplays as well as a screenwriter himself and as a participant in multiple entertainment industry related Internet operations such as Simply TV which is bringing television to the Internet.

http://www.antonnews.com/mineolaamer...98/10/23/news/
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Gee, wasn't ANYONE happy on WHN???
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After Fred Barry left, I stopped watching so....
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I never understood why it was revived when the original show was cancelled-lol
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I never understood why it was revived when the original show was cancelled-lol


In all fairness, dude, various shows were revived:

9 to 5 (1986)
Mama's Family (1986) 2 years after NBC canceled it.
Leave it to Beaver (1985)
Charles in Charge (1987)
That's My Mama pilot (1985) Glad this did NOT make to air
Fame (1983) After NBC canceled it.
Diff'rent Strokes (1985) After NBC canceled it.
It's a Living (1985)
Alfred Hitcock Presents (1985)

It was a trend. Everybody was doing it.
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In all fairness, dude, various shows were revived:

9 to 5 (1986)
Mama's Family (1986) 2 years after NBC canceled it.
Leave it to Beaver (1985)
Charles in Charge (1987)
That's My Mama pilot (1985) Glad this did NOT make to air
Fame (1983) After NBC canceled it.
Diff'rent Strokes (1985) After NBC canceled it.
It's a Living (1985)
Alfred Hitcock Presents (1985)

It was a trend. Everybody was doing it.

That entire list was REVAMPED garbage-lol
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Hey...I LIKED the New Leave it to Beaver!!
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That's My Mama pilot (1985) Glad this did NOT make to air

Was Clifton Davis still involved, or was he already committed to Amen by that point?
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Was Clifton Davis still involved, or was he already committed to Amen by that point?

It was 1986. Clifton Davis didn't take part in the revised That's My Mama attempt. Ted Lange was slated to be the star.
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I actually enjoyed the revived version of Mamas Family. It seemed like the show really developed a firm footing and foundation. It could have went another season.
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After What's Happening ended, Nelson went back to school studying Architecture at Porter and Chester Institute in Connecticut and Electronic Engineering at Pratt Institute in New York. His tenure at Pratt was cut short however, when he was called to return to his role as Dwayne on an updated version of his former series called What's Happening Now.

This time around there was less creative freedom. Nelson was not allowed to direct any of the episodes or submit any of the scripts he wrote. He said he did his job as an actor, and when they told him the show was over he said good and moved on to other projects.

After the second series came to an end Nelson took on a job as a camera assistant, directed a few music videos and since then has remained in the entertainment field.

It is through his studies of electronics and his experiences as an actor that Nelson has been given a unique converging perspective on his current career as a distributor of screenplays as well as a screenwriter himself and as a participant in multiple entertainment industry related Internet operations such as Simply TV which is bringing television to the Internet.

http://www.antonnews.com/mineolaamer...98/10/23/news/

I wonder how Ernest felt. Danielle wanted to focus more on college hence her limited involvement, Fred left after season 1.
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That entire list was REVAMPED garbage-lol

It's been more than a year and half, Solomon. I want you to refamiliarize yourself with the list of show that I posted that were revived and tell me which ones you thought were REVAMPED Garbage and tell me why. Did you actually see all of those shows as well? Get back when you can.
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The original show would of probably lasted another season or two but the wheels pulled the plug because the three male stars kept walking off the set, and they got fed up with it which I dont blame them. And as much as I liked Fred Berry, he was the main villian. And he pulled the same crap in WHN, and was gone after the first season.
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