The link automatically leads fans to the official sign-up page, which describes the virtual event as "an evening that takes a look back to the sitcoms of yesteryear—before you could pause your screens or binge watch." The reimagined feature, which will have an all-black cast, is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and hosted by actress and producer, Lena Waithe. Thankfully, we wait won't have to wait too long to tune in because the special will premiere tonight, September 8th, at 9 p.m. EST via Zoom Where It Happens.
The website reads, "In an effort to further engage our community and drive change, all you need to do to enjoy this evening is sign up to receive messages about how you can make a change during this election! This event is in partnership with Zoom, and the first episode is spotlighting and supporting Color of Change—the nation's largest online racial justice organization."
Understandably, fans and celebrities alike collectively freaked out at this news. In Ross's comments, Kerry Washington wrote, "This. This. This. This. This." Insecure's Yvonne Orji said, "Everything about this is a YES." Meanwhile, in response to King's announcement, Halle Berry wrote, "Yes please!" with a heart emoji.
We'll admit, this is by far one of the most creative (and brilliant) approaches we've seen when it comes to bringing about social change, and we couldn't be more excited to join in this effort. Be sure to have your cheesecake ready for tonight's premiere!