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Jim Carrey and David Alan Grier appear in a still from In Living Color. - Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television

'In Living Color' returns to FOX, produced by Keenan Ivory Wayans

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10/31/2011 by Olivia Allin

"In Living Color" is set to return to FOX in the spring, for the first time since it was canceled in 1994.

Keenan Ivory Wayans, who was one of the original cast-members on the hit 1990s sketch comedy series, has signed on to host and executive produce the reboot, according to Deadline.

FOX has ordered two half-hour "In Living Color" specials, to air mid-season in the spring as part of the network's 25th anniversary. If the specials fair well, "In Living Color" will join the schedule as a regular series next fall or mid-season.

The original series aired for five series, ending its run in May 1994 and launched the careers of comedians like Wayans, his siblings Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans and Marlon Wayans, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and David Alan Grier. Singer Jennifer Lopez also served as one of the Fly Girls on the comedy series.

The relaunch will feature a new cast of comedians and special guest musical performances.

The relaunch will be produced by Wayans' production company, Ivory Way Prods. in association with 20th Century Fox TV's Fox 21, according to the industry website.

Since his appearance on "In Living Color," Keenan Ivory Wayans has appeared in films like "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," the "Scary Movie" franchise, "White Chicks" and "Little Man."

The 53-year-old actor earned a primetime Emmy award in 1990 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for "In Living Color," which he shared with producers Kevin Bright, Tamara Rawitt and Michael Petok.

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