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What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, What's Happening!! returned in November 1976 as a weekly series. It remained a regular show until 1979; ratings were modest. What's Happening!! was loosely based on the motion picture Cooley High, also written by Eric Monte.

  1. Eric Monte


Series Cast

  1. Ernest Lee Thomas as Roger "Raj" Thomas

    Ernest Lee Thomas

    Roger "Raj" Thomas

    65 Episodes

  2. Haywood Nelson as Dwayne Clemens Nelson

    Haywood Nelson

    Dwayne Clemens Nelson

    65 Episodes

  3. Fred Berry as Frederick (Freddy) "Rerun" Stubbs

    Fred Berry

    Frederick (Freddy) "Rerun" Stubbs

    65 Episodes

  4. Danielle Spencer as Dee Thomas

    Danielle Spencer

    Dee Thomas

    65 Episodes

  5. Shirley Hemphill as Shirley Wilson

    Shirley Hemphill

    Shirley Wilson

    65 Episodes

  6. Mabel King as Mabel Thomas

    Mabel King

    Mabel Thomas

    43 Episodes

  7. Thalmus Rasulala as

    Thalmus Rasulala

    6 Episodes

  8. Earl Billings as

    Earl Billings

    4 Episodes

  9. Debbi Morgan as

    Debbi Morgan

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1978 • 22 Episodes

Season 3 of What's Happening!! premiered on September 21, 1978.

The Benefit Show

(3x22, April 28, 1979) Season Finale

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What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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