Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

PB's What's Happening!! and What's Happening Now!! Mini Page / What's Happening!! links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / What's Happening!! Photo Gallery / What's Happening Now!! Message Board


What's Happening!! - The Complete First Season

Buy What's Happening!! - The Complete First Season on DVD
What's Happening!! - The Complete Second Season

Buy What's Happening!! - The Complete Second Season on DVD
What's Happening!! - The Complete Third Season

Buy What's Happening!! - The Complete Third Season on DVD
What's Happening!! - The Complete Series (Sony)

Buy What's Happening!! - The Complete Series (Sony) on DVD
What's Happening!! - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)

Buy What's Happening!! - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > What's Happening!!

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Fri-Yay: Hope for Sitcoms of the 2020s; Good Times Cast Announced for Next Live in Front of a Studio Audience
All in the Family Cast Announced for Next Live in Front of a Studio Audience; Curb Returns Jan. 19
Reno 911 Returning with New Episodes; Remembering Philip McKeon of Alice
77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees; Hugh Laurie HBO Comedy Set for January
Remembering René Auberjonois of Benson; Brady Bunch Star to Give Tour of White House on HGTV
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 9, 2019)
SitcomsOnline Digest: New Sitcom from Chuck Lorre Under Development at CBS; Remembering Legendary TV Producer Leonard Goldberg


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2018, 11:15 AM   #16
EccentricGenius
Member
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 30, 2015
Posts: 394
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mets82
What's Happening could've been one of the most well known shows had it not been cancelled. It kind of reminds me of Welcome Back Kotter. Remember the 4th season?
Yes, I remember "Kotter's" fourth season, mets82. It's unfortunate that the Sweathogs never graduated from Buchanan High and transitioned into adulthood. Gabe Kaplan and John Travolta were both occasionally--but not completely--absent during season four...Kaplan had walked out due to disagreements with "Kotter's" executive producer, James Komack (Kaplan was also filming the basketball comedy "Fastbreak" around the same time); while Travolta had blossomed into a Hollywood heavyweight, thanks to his roles as Brooklyn disco king Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever" (for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor) and Rydell High School greaser Danny Zucco in "Grease." The addition of Stephen Shortridge as naive Southerner Beau De LaBarre was an unsuccessful attempt to rejuvenate "Kotter's" rapidly declining ratings.

As for "What's Happening!!," it might've lasted longer than it ultimately did (three seasons and 65 episodes) had Fred "Rerun" Berry not feuded with the producers of "What's Happening!!"--Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein, and Bud Yorkin--during seasons two and three. Berry's well-publicised disputes with Turteltaub, Orenstein, and Yorkin were the primary reason why ABC canceled "What's Happening!!" in the spring of 1979.
EccentricGenius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2018, 01:52 PM   #17
mets82
Member
Senior Member
 
mets82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 14, 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,818
Default

What did Rerun feud about?
__________________
http://www.superbowlgreatness.blogspot.com/

Please check out my blog. I vent on all things. TV, sports etc. you name it. Its also a work in progress. Check out and see what you think.
mets82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 06:41 PM   #18
EccentricGenius
Member
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 30, 2015
Posts: 394
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mets82
What did Rerun feud about?
During "What's Happening!!'s" second season, Fred Berry demanded a higher salary and better studio accommodations (cleaner dressing rooms, for instance) from the producers of "What's Happening!!" due to his newfound success as Rerun. Berry claimed that he was the sole reason that "What's Happening!!" was successful. Ernest Thomas (Raj) joined Berry in a walkout during season two's "If I'm Elected" (only Haywood Nelson appeared in the episode, with Shirley Hemphill in a larger supporting role as Shirley); both Berry and Thomas returned to work the following episode after their dispute between the show's producers (Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein, and Bud Yorkin) was settled.

Berry and Thomas once again threatened to strike during season three over their salaries; this time, Turteltaub, Orenstein, and Yorkin decided to turn the tables on both Berry and Thomas by canceling "What's Happening!!" outright in the spring of 1979 (after three seasons and 65 episodes) instead of trying to negotiate with Berry and Thomas.

Thanks for commenting, mets82! Enjoy your evening!
EccentricGenius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2019, 07:37 PM   #19
Schmo
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 24, 2013
Posts: 164
Default

It’s plausible to me that the actors on WH were treated shabbily compared to white actors with similar acting experience.
Schmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2019, 02:19 PM   #20
MIKEPR
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 29, 2019
Posts: 117
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
hey why did this show get cancelled so fast it only lasted 3 years fastest show i ever seen
Are you not ware that some show get canceled after 1 season?

That could have been the case with the show.

Anything that lasts more that 1 season is fine as far as I'm concerned.
MIKEPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.