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Good Times

Good Times
Good Times title screen
NameGood Times
Created byEric Monte
Michael Evans
Developed byNorman Lear
Directed byGerren Keith
Herbert Kenwith
Bob LaHendro
Donald McKayle
StarringEsther Rolle
(Seasons 1 - 4, 6)
John Amos (Seasons 1 - 3)
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Johnny Brown
(Seasons 2 - 6)
Janet Jackson
(Seasons 5 - 6)
Ben Powers (Season 6)
Theme music composerDave Grusin
Alan Bergman
Marilyn Bergman
Opening theme"Good Times" performed by Jim Gilstrap and Blinky Williams
Ending theme"Good Times"
ComposerDave Grusin
Alan Bergman
Marilyn Bergman
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes133
List of episodesList of Good Times episodes
Executive producerNorman Lear (seasons 1-2)
Allan Manings (seasons 3-4)
Austin and Irma Kalish (season 5)
Norman Paul (season 6)
ProducerAllan Manings (season 1-2)
Jack Elinson (season 3)
Norman Paul (season 3)
Austin and Irma Kalish (season 4)
Lloyd Turner (season 5)
Gordon Mitchell (season 5)
Sid Dorfman (season 6)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 - 24 minutes
Production companyBud Yorkin-Norman Lear-Tandem Productions, Inc.
DistributorPITS Films (1978 - 1982)
Embassy Telecommunications (1982 - 1986)
Embassy Communications (1986 - 1988)
Columbia Pictures Television (1988 - 1996)
Columbia TriStar Television (1996 - 2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002 - present, as successor to Tandem Productions)
Original channelCBS
First airedFebruary 08, 1974
Last airedAugust 01, 1979
Preceded byAll in the Family

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'Good Times' is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Michael Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive producer. Good Times is a spin-off of Maude, which was itself a spin-off of All in the Family.

While the series was set in Chicago, all episodes of Good Times were produced in the Los Angeles area. The first two seasons were taped at CBS Television City in Hollywood. In the fall of 1975, the show moved to Metromedia Square, where Norman Lear's own production company was housed.

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