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SHORT TAKES : Living Colour Band Sues Fox

May 08, 1990| From Times Wire Services

The Grammy-winning hard rock group Living Colour has sued Fox Broadcasting Co., claiming that the network's new "In Living Color" show stole the band's name and logo.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in New York, seeks an injunction against Fox and producers of the Saturday night comedy as well as unspecified damages.

"In Living Color" producer Tamara Rawitt declined to comment, as did Brad Turell, senior vice president of Fox.

"In Living Color" has received rave reviews and was 29th in the ratings during its April 15 debut.

Created by Keenen Ivory Wayans, who did the black satirical films "Hollywood Shuffle" and "I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka," "In Living Color" is a black version of "Saturday Night Live" that pokes fun at racial stereotypes with an almost all-black crew of comedians.

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