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Good Times
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Cast of 'Good Times'

  • Esther Rolle as Florida Evans
  • John Amos as James Evans
  • Jimmie Walker as James Evans, Jr.
  • Ja'net DuBois as Willona Woods
  • Ralph Carter as Michael Evans
  • BernNadette Stanis as Thelma Evans Anderson

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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Blood Will Tell

S06, E16  (First Aired: Jun. 6, 1979)
J.J. has something that Sweet Daddy wants and whether or not he gets it will be a matter of life or death.
  • Mon 12/11
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Thelma's African Romance

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1977)
Thelma plans to move in with her African boyfriend despite Florida's objections.
  • Mon 12/11
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Where Have All the Doctors Gone?

S06, E17  (First Aired: Jun. 13, 1979)
Florida's anxious search for a doctor turns to anger when the only one she finds is too busy to be interested in her problem.
  • Tue 12/12
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

J.J.'s Fiancee

S03, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1976)
J.J. decides to elope without learning some important facts about his bride.
  • Tue 12/12
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Sweet Daddy Williams

S03, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1976)
The numbers king of the neighborhood commissions J.J. to paint a portrait.
  • Tue 12/12
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Investigation

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1976)
Michael's research for a bicentennial report leads to strange happenings for the Evans family.
  • Tue 12/12
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J. in Trouble

S03, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1976)
When an old girlfriend visits J.J., she brings along some upsetting news.
  • Tue 12/12
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Willona's Surprise

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1977)
Willona discovers the surprise guest at her birthday party is her ex-husband.
  • Tue 12/12
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

J.J. and T.C.

S06, E18  (First Aired: Jun. 20, 1979)
J.J.'s far-reaching search for a date overlooks an eager candidate who takes some dangerous steps to ensure that she'll never be forgotten again.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Investigation

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1976)
Michael's research for a bicentennial report leads to strange happenings for the Evans family.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J. in Trouble

S03, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1976)
When an old girlfriend visits J.J., she brings along some upsetting news.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Break Up

S03, E23  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1976)
Thelma's indecision turns to agony when Harry accepts a new job and moves to California.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Friend in Need

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1977)
J.J., Thelma and Michael throw a wild party while Florida is gone for the weekend.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Physical

S06, E20  (First Aired: Jul. 11, 1979)
Florida's efforts to pass an important medical exam at work may be thwarted by a well-meaning gift from the children she cares most about.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Break Up

S03, E23  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1976)
Thelma's indecision turns to agony when Harry accepts a new job and moves to California.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Big Move

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1976)
As the Evanses prepare to join James in Mississippi, a damper is thrown on everything.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Big Move

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1976)
Florida's attitude toward James' death causes dissension in an already saddened household.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Stormy Relationship

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1977)
Florida hits the ceiling when Michael announces that his new boss has converted him to atheism.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

A Matter of Mothers

S06, E21  (First Aired: Jul. 18, 1979)
Willona is forced into the stand of a lifetime when Penny's natural mother arrives.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Big Move

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1976)
As the Evanses prepare to join James in Mississippi, a damper is thrown on everything.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Big Move

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1976)
Florida's attitude toward James' death causes dissension in an already saddened household.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J. and the Older Woman

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1976)
Thelma's favorite teacher falls first for J.J.'s paintings and then for J.J.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Michael the Warlord

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1976)
Michael is pressured into becoming a member of a street gang that is terrorizing the neighborhood.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Florida and Carl

S04, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1977)
Florida's reluctance to go out on a date proves to be justified when her special evening seems headed for disaster.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Thelma Moves Out

S05, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1977)
In rebellion against J.J., Thelma moves into her own apartment.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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 12/16
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 11
  • WPIX
  •  
  •  
  • 711
  • WPIXDT

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 12/16
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 11
  • WPIX
  •  
  •  
  • 711
  • WPIXDT

Thelma's African Romance

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1977)
Thelma enjoys a romantic relationship with an African student.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Thelma's African Romance

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1977)
Thelma plans to move in with her African boyfriend despite Florida's objections.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Hustle

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1977)
J.J., Thelma and Michael get involved in selling what people think is ``hot'' underwear.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Friend in Need

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1977)
J.J., Thelma and Michael throw a wild party while Florida is gone for the weekend.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Stormy Relationship

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1977)
Florida hits the ceiling when Michael announces that his new boss has converted him to atheism.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Florida and Carl

S04, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1977)
Florida's reluctance to go out on a date proves to be justified when her special evening seems headed for disaster.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

My Son, the Father

S04, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1977)
Michael's secret plan with Carl changes J.J.'s attitude about his whole family.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Love Has a Spot on His Lung

S04, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 1977)
Carl tells J.J., Thelma and Michael that he is going to propose to Florida.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Love Has a Spot on His Lung

S04, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1977)
The Evans family finally discovers Carl's serious medical secret.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J. in Business

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 1977)
J.J. and his friends decide to start a greeting-card business together.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Getting Up the Rent

S01, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1974)
The Evans family faces eviction from their Chicago apartment.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sun 12/17
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sun 12/17
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Michael Gets Suspended

S01, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1974)
A remark about George Washington causes Michael to be suspended from school.
  • Sun 12/17
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Willona, the Fuzz

S05, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1977)
Willona turns to spying to raise money for ice-skating lessons for Penny.
  • Sun 12/17
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Sun 12/17
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Cousin Raymond

S06, E24 
A visit from Florida's wealthy cousin brings expensive gifts for everyone until Florida discovers just where all the money is coming from.
  • Mon 12/18
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

My Son, the Father

S04, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1977)
Michael's secret plan with Carl changes J.J.'s attitude about his whole family.
  • Mon 12/18
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The End of the Rainbow

S06, E22  (First Aired: Aug. 1, 1979)
Good fortune shines on the Evans family and creates the happiest day of Florida's life.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

J.J.'s New Career

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1976)
J.J. resorts to crime in an effort to get his family out of the ghetto.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J.'s New Career

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1976)
Florida has only one choice of action when she discovers what J.J. is doing for money.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Rich Is Better Than Poor ... Maybe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1976)
After J.J. wins the lottery, he is faced with two gun-toting members of a girls' gang.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Michael's Great Romance

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1976)
J.J. tries to lend a helping hand when Michael experiences his first great romance.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J. in Business

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 1977)
J.J. and his friends decide to start a greeting-card business together.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Rich Is Better Than Poor ... Maybe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1976)
After J.J. wins the lottery, he is faced with two gun-toting members of a girls' gang.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Michael's Great Romance

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1976)
J.J. tries to lend a helping hand when Michael experiences his first great romance.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Florida's Night Out

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1976)
The children and Willona try to convince Florida to have some fun.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Evans Versus Davis

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1976)
J.J. becomes an instant celebrity after winning a local art show.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Love Has a Spot on His Lung

S04, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 1977)
Carl tells J.J., Thelma and Michael that he is going to propose to Florida.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Florida's Night Out

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1976)
The children and Willona try to convince Florida to have some fun.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Evans Versus Davis

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1976)
J.J. becomes an instant celebrity after winning a local art show.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Judy Cohen Story

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 1976)
J.J. comes up with a vocal discovery that he calls the ``great white hope.''
  • Thu 12/21
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Grandpa's Visit

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1976)
Grandpa Evans brings a special guest of his own for Thanksgiving.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Love Has a Spot on His Lung

S04, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1977)
The Evans family finally discovers Carl's serious medical secret.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Getting Up the Rent

S01, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1974)
The Evans family faces eviction from their Chicago apartment.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 3:30AM-4:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Judy Cohen Story

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 1976)
J.J. comes up with a vocal discovery that he calls the ``great white hope.''
  • Fri 12/22
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Grandpa's Visit

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1976)
Grandpa Evans brings a special guest of his own for Thanksgiving.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Comedian and the Loan Sharks

S04, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1977)
The backers for J.J.'s new client turn out to be loan sharks.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Willona's Surprise

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1977)
Willona discovers the surprise guest at her birthday party is her ex-husband.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The End of the Rainbow

S06, E22  (First Aired: Aug. 1, 1979)
Good fortune shines on the Evans family and creates the happiest day of Florida's life.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Wheels

S05, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1977)
One car plus four owners equals trouble when J.J.'s ``Awesome Foursome'' become business partners.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The TV Commercial

S01, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 26, 1974)
Florida is asked to be the television spokeswoman for a new health tonic.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/23
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1974)
Thelma catches her cousin nipping at the family liquor supply.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Thelma's Young Man

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1974)
The Evans family is shocked when they meet Thelma's new fiance.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Matchmaker

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1974)
Florida plays matchmaker for Willona and a male friend of James.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Sometimes There's No Bottom in the Bottle

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1974)
Thelma catches her cousin nipping at the family liquor supply.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Place to Die

S03, E16  (First Aired: Dec. 30, 1975)
Michael's elderly friend asks to move in with the Evanses for a most unusual reason.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Penny's Christmas

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1977)
Willona's Christmas joy is threatened when she learns that her most precious gift may be taken from her.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Traveling Christmas

S06, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1978)
When Keith's boss refuses to let him off on Christmas Eve, the Evans family celebrates ``on the road.''
  • Sun 12/24
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne
  •  
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2