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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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Too Old Blues

S01, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1974)
Tests indicate that James is a candidate for a union apprenticeship program, but his birth certificate says differently.
  • Tue 2/21
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

Black Jesus

S01, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1974)
A sudden run of good luck and one of J.J.'s paintings create a religious conflict in the Evans household.
  • Tue 2/21
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

Getting Up the Rent

S01, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1974)
The Evans family faces eviction from their Chicago apartment.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

Florida Goes to School

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1975)
Florida's dream of finally getting her high-school diploma is clouded by James' opposition to the idea.
  • Sat 2/25
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

The Nude

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1975)
Florida and James are torn between letting J.J. do a portrait and their misgivings about the prospective model.
  • Sat 2/25
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

The TV Commercial

S01, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 26, 1974)
Florida is asked to be the television spokeswoman for a new health tonic.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

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.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

The Family Business

S02, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1975)
The Evans family risks eviction to open a fix-it shop in their apartment.
  • Sat 3/4
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

The Debutante Ball

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1975)
J.J. finds out that his date has snobbish parents that disapprove of him.
  • Sat 3/4
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Feb. 1, 1974)
Florida Evans raises her family in a Chicago apartment building.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2
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  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WGHPDT2