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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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Florida's Rich Cousin

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1975)
James is miserable to be around, and money -- or the lack of it -- is responsible.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Politicians

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1975)
The family is divided when James and Florida support rival candidates in a local election.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Love in the Ghetto

S03, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1975)
Thelma receives unexpected support for her engagement to ``Mr. Right.''.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Weekend

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1975)
Florida and James go off to a mountain cabin for a romantic celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Baby

S03, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 21, 1975)
Florida gets the biggest surprise when she gives a surprise baby shower.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Michael's Big Fall

S03, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1975)
Florida fears the worst when a change in school causes a change in Michael.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Florida's Homecoming

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 16, 1978)
Thelma gives a dinner party for her new boyfriend with such sensational results that Florida rushes home from Arizona to see what's happening.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Florida's Homecoming

S06, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 16, 1978)
Wedding bells are ringing for Thelma and Keith, but they may not be heard over their arguing.
  • Sat 12/3
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 12/4
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 12/4
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Rent Party

S03, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1976)
The Evans family gives a rent party to help a neighbor.
  • Sun 12/4
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 12/4
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Rent Party

S03, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1976)
The Evans family gives a rent party to help a neighbor.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 4:35AM-5:00AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Gang

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1974)
J.J. reluctantly becomes a member of the Satan's Knights street gang.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Gang

S02, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1974)
James is determined to press charges in court after J.J. receives a flesh wound in a gang war.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Matchmaker

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1974)
Florida plays matchmaker for Willona and a male friend of James.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Windfall

S02, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1974)
James is not convinced that honesty is the best policy when all he gets for a good deed is obscene phone calls.
  • Wed 12/7
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Wed 12/7
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Getting Up the Rent

S01, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1974)
The Evans family faces eviction from their Chicago apartment.
  • Wed 12/7
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Florida's Big Gig

S02, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 31, 1974)
James is sure that the new job he has been promised is the answer to the family's troubles.
  • Thu 12/8
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 12/8
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 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 12/8
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

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.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Family Business

S02, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1975)
The Evans family risks eviction to open a fix-it shop in their apartment.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.''
  • Fri 12/9
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

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.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.''
  • Fri 12/9
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Evans Get Involved: Meet Penny, Part 1

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1977)
Willona and the Evans family try to help a mysterious little girl.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Evans Get Involved: Meet Penny, Part 2

S05, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1977)
Willona and the Evans family try to help a mysterious little girl.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Evans Get Involved: The Solution

S05, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1977)
Willona must make an agonizing decision that could change the rest of her life.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Evans Get Involved: The Final Final

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 1977)
Willona anxiously awaits the adoption board's decision about her impending motherhood.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Michael's Big Fall

S03, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1975)
Florida fears the worst when a change in school causes a change in Michael.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Willona's Dilemma

S03, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1975)
The fact that Willona's new boyfriend has a physical disability creates a very awkward problem.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Florida's Protest

S03, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1975)
Florida pickets the neighborhood supermarket after a roast from the store makes everyone sick.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Mural

S03, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1975)
Everything seems to be coming up roses for the Evanses until all the good plans run into snags.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Loss of Confidence

S03, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 9, 1975)
J.J. is destroyed by a blow to his ego when he can't get a date with Thelma's classmate.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Cleatus

S03, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1975)
The FBI shows up at the Evanses' asking a lot of questions about Florida's cousin Cleatus.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Family Tree

S03, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 23, 1975)
Thelma locates her grandfather and invites him home for her dad's birthday.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J.'s Fiancee

S03, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 6, 1976)
J.J. astounds the family with the news that he plans to marry the ``weirdo'' of the neighborhood.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

J.J.'s Fiancee

S03, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1976)
J.J. decides to elope without learning some important facts about his bride.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Rent Party

S03, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1976)
The Evans family gives a rent party to help a neighbor.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Florida's Homecoming (The Wedding)

S06, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1978)
The day arrives for Thelma to marry handsome football star Keith Anderson.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Florida's Homecoming (United We Stand)

S06, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1978)
Thelma's new husband stands to lose his contract and J.J. faces the jaws of a greedy loan shark.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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 12/11
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Debutante Ball

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1975)
J.J. finds out that his date has snobbish parents that disapprove of him.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

The Dinner Party

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1975)
The Evanses are afraid they may be eating dog food when an elderly neighbor brings the main course for dinner.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Houseguest

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1975)
James suspects that there's more than meets the eye when an old friend pays a visit.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

My Girl Henrietta

S02, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1975)
J.J. announces that his immediate future could include matrimony.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Michael Gets Suspended

S01, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1974)
A remark about George Washington causes Michael to be suspended from school.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Enlistment

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 1975)
The Evans family faces an economic crisis after both James and J.J. lose their jobs.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Thelma's Scholarship

S02, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 1975)
Thelma gets a scholarship offer from an exclusive girls school.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Lunch Money Ripoff

S02, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1975)
A small-fry extortionist bullies Michael into handing over his milk money on a daily basis.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

A Real Cool Job

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 9, 1975)
The family discovers that the high-paying job James has been offered has one major drawback.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Family Gun

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 16, 1975)
James buys a gun to protect the family from a rash of crimes in the neighborhood.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

Operation Florida

S03, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1975)
James insists that Florida stay in a private hospital instead of the clinic for a minor operation.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 114
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

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.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Evans Versus Davis

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1976)
J.J. becomes an instant celebrity after winning a local art show.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 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.''
  • Sat 12/17
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne