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Good Times

Florida and James Evans struggle to raise their kids - irrepressible artist JJ, voice-of-reason Thelma, and politically active Michael - in a Chicago housing project. They have help from wisecracking neighbors, buffoonish building superintendents and friends.

Premiere:
Feb 01, 1974
Original Network:
CBS
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All Upcoming Times for Good Times

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God's Business Is Good Business

S01, E04  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 1974)
A self-proclaimed ``shepherd of the Lord'' asks James to become one of his herdsmen.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Michael Gets Suspended

S01, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1974)
A remark about George Washington causes Michael to be suspended from school.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Sex and the Evans Family

S01, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1974)
Florida and James fear that there is more between Thelma and her new beau than a five-year difference.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Junior Gets a Patron

S01, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 1974)
J.J., an aspiring artist, is discovered by a man who wants to become his patron.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Junior the Senior

S01, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 29, 1974)
The probability of J.J. not being promoted to a high-school senior worries the whole family.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The Visitor

S01, E09  (First Aired: Apr. 5, 1974)
An angry Housing Authority official visits the Evans family after one of Michael's letters to the editor is published.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Springtime in the Ghetto

S01, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 19, 1974)
Florida jeopardizes her standing in a contest by helping to dry out the neighborhood wino.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The TV Commercial

S01, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 26, 1974)
Florida is asked to be the television spokeswoman for a new health tonic.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Sweet Daddy Williams

S03, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1976)
The numbers king of the neighborhood commissions J.J. to paint a portrait.
  • Sat 6/3
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The Investigation

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1976)
Michael's research for a bicentennial report leads to strange happenings for the Evans family.
  • Sat 6/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The Check Up

S01, E12  (First Aired: May. 3, 1974)
The family tries to convince James that he should see a doctor for his headaches and emotional outbursts.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

My Son the Lover

S01, E13  (First Aired: May. 10, 1974)
The most popular girl in high school turns J.J. into a one-woman man.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Florida Flips

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 10, 1974)
Florida promises to burst into a full-fledged hurricane unless someone can figure out what triggered the storm.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

J.J. Becomes a Man

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 17, 1974)
J.J's hopes to receive expensive birthday gifts are shattered when James gets a bad credit rating.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

J.J. Becomes a Man

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1974)
Florida and James have to come up with $500 in bail when J.J. is arrested on an alleged armed robbery charge.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Crosstown Buses Run All Day, Doodah, Doodah

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1974)
Michael protests when he is chosen to attend a better school as part of a busing program.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The Man I Most Admire

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1974)
Michael's school assignment sets off a chain reaction of events in the Evans household.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Thelma's Young Man

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1974)
The Evans family is shocked when they meet Thelma's new fiance.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The I.Q. Test

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1974)
Michael jeopardizes his chances for a higher education when he walks out on an IQ test that he feels is unfair to minorities.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

The Encyclopedia Hustle

S02, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1974)
The fine print at the bottom of an ``easy payment'' contract for an encyclopedia set buys the Evanses a lot of trouble.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

J.J. in Trouble

S03, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1976)
When an old girlfriend visits J.J., she brings along some upsetting news.
  • Sat 6/10
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2

Florida the Woman

S03, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1976)
Fed up with being treated like a servant by her family, Florida accepts a luncheon invitation from a man.
  • Sat 6/10
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 4.2
  • KFORDT2