What's Happening!!

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  • TV-PG
  • 1976
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.0  (4,187)

What's Happening!! is a sitcom that ran from 1976 to 1979 on the Sony network. The show follows the lives of three friends: Raj (Ernest Lee Thomas), Dwayne (Haywood Nelson), and Rerun (Fred Berry). They are teenagers who attend the same high school in Los Angeles, California.

Raj is the level-headed leader of the group, while Dwayne is the intelligent one who does well in school. Rerun is the one who often gets the group into trouble, but he is also the one who makes them laugh.

The show takes place in a variety of settings including the high school, the trio's apartment complex, and other locations around Los Angeles. Viewers see the ups and downs of the trio's teenage years as they navigate relationships, school, and their individual ambitions.

The show is known for its lighthearted tone and relatable storylines. The themes explored in each episode range from teenage love and friendships to issues such as drug addiction and poverty.

What's Happening!! was groundbreaking for its time in many ways. For example, it was one of the first television shows that showcased the lives of African-American teenagers. The show dealt with important issues that affected the African-American community, such as poverty and access to education.

The show's popularity also led to the release of a feature film, What's Happening Now!!, that aired from 1985 to 1988. The film was a continuation of the storyline, and its focus was on the trio's adult lives.

Overall, What's Happening!! is a classic television show that still resonates with audiences today. The show's themes and relatable characters have made it a fan favorite for decades.

What's Happening!! is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on August 5, 1976.

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The Benefit Show
22. The Benefit Show
April 28, 1979
A benefit variety show is staged to save the community teen center.
Dwayne's Debate
21. Dwayne's Debate
April 21, 1979
Dwayne runs for class president.
First Class Coach
20. First Class Coach
April 7, 1979
Dwayne acts as substitute coach for a basketball team.
The Last Page
19. The Last Page
March 31, 1979
Rerun imagines what it would be like to be the star of his own show.
The Thomas Treasure
18. The Thomas Treasure
March 16, 1979
Raj believes robbers stashed their loot in his mother's house.
The Eviction
17. The Eviction
March 9, 1979
Raj and Rerun protest the rundown condition of their apartment.
Food Poisoning
16. Food Poisoning
March 2, 1979
Rerun suffers food poisoning and a lawyer wants him to sue Rob's Place.
Shirley's Fired
15. Shirley's Fired
February 23, 1979
Shirley gets fired from Rob's Place.
Dwayne's Dream
14. Dwayne's Dream
February 16, 1979
Dwayne's new job has him thinking of leaving school.
A Present for Dee
13. A Present for Dee
February 9, 1979
Dee gets a stolen necklace for her birthday.
Dee, the Cheerleader
12. Dee, the Cheerleader
January 25, 1979
Dee tries out for the cheerleading squad.
Making Out
11. Making Out
January 11, 1979
Raj and Rerun compete in the dating department.
Positive Identification
10. Positive Identification
December 21, 1978
Raj and Rerun discover their apartment robbed.
No Clothes Make the Man
9. No Clothes Make the Man
December 14, 1978
Needing money, Raj becomes an artist's model.
Raj Moves Out
8. Raj Moves Out
November 30, 1978
Raj moves in with a co-ed.
7. Charge
November 23, 1978
Rerun gets into trouble with his new credit cards.
The Landlady
6. The Landlady
November 16, 1978
Raj believes his landlady is in love with him.
Shirley's Cookies
5. Shirley's Cookies
November 9, 1978
Shirley's cookies are sold at Rob's Place.
The Creep Detective
4. The Creep Detective
November 2, 1978
Rerun unwittingly stores a box of stolen goods for his neighbors.
Basketball Brain
3. Basketball Brain
October 12, 1978
Raj tutors a college basketball star.
Shirley's Boyfriend
2. Shirley's Boyfriend
September 28, 1978
Raj plays matchmaker for Shirley.
Disco Dollar Disaster
1. Disco Dollar Disaster
September 21, 1978
Rerun needs $25 to enter a dance contest.
Where to Watch What's Happening!!
What's Happening!! is available for streaming on the Sony website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch What's Happening!! on demand at Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    August 5, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (4,187)