A new TV project from Norman Lear is being developed, but a big difference between this one and the classic sitcoms most closely associated with Lear — “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time” and others — is that the new show is animated.
It’s also aimed at a much younger audience than the classic Lear shows. The project, “Man of the House” (working title), from Lear’s Act III Productions, is in development at Nickelodeon.
“With creative concept by Colombian-American writer and illustrator Michael Molina (‘Trivia Night’), ‘Man of the House’ follows 11-year-old José as he helps his mother Maria watch over his two younger siblings, Maria Juliana (Maju) and Diego, while trying to form a hip-hop group with his quirky classmate and neighbor, Wilbur, who lives downstairs,” Nickelodeon says in today’s announcement.
Lear and Brent Miller (“One Day at a Time”) will serve as executive producers. Claudia Spinelli will oversee the project as the newly appointed VP of animation development for Nickelodeon.
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