New 'In Living Color' fly girls

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 8:31pm

HOLLYWOOD, CA (FOX44) – A ground breaking variety show during the early years of FOX broadcasting, "In Living Color" jump-started careers of Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Jennifer Lopez. Now the original show creator and star Keenan Ivory Wayans is bringing back the series and his first task is finding new dancers to fill some pretty big shoes.

Wayans says: "Started at about a thousand girls, we are probably down to about forty and by the end of the day it will be five."

Added to the show after it debuted, J-Lo was an unknown New York dancer, who had to audition just like these girls 20-years later.

Wayans says: "In her audition there was 1500-girls and that was in New York City and she was the only one that came out of there."

The original 'color' was a family affair, with four of Keenan’s siblings appearing on the show. Now with 36-nieces and nephews, he's already making plans for the redo.

Wayans says: "We have them in the mind right now; they are working and learning their trade and well slowly bring them out one by one. That's my retirement plan, get them all working and they can take care of me.”
 

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