Two Iconic Sitcoms Return to TV — Live

Apr 19, 2019  •  Post A Comment

In an unusual programming event, two iconic comedy series will return to TV in the form of live re-creations. ABC announced plans for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,'” a 90-minute special airing Wednesday, May 22.

One episode of each of the sitcoms will be re-created by a lineup of stars including Ellie Kemper, Jamie Foxx, Justina Machado, Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson.

Harrelson and Tomei will play Archie and Edith Bunker, while Foxx and Sykes will appear as George and Louise Jefferson. Other cast members are still to be announced.

The program will be hosted by Lear and Jimmy Kimmel, and directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows. Executive producers are Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux.

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  1. I like it.

  2. What a terrible idea ! Norman Lear is spinning in his grave ( I know he is alive)

    • Considering Lear is an executive producer, I’m guessing he is OK with it.

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