The upcoming ABC broadcast “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” added a number of familiar names to its cast. The unusual live one-night-only sitcom special will air Wednesday, May 22.
ABC announced that Ike Barinholtz will re-create the role of Meathead; Sean Hayes will play Mr. Lorenzo; Amber Stevens West is set to play Jenny Willis Jefferson; Jovan Adepo will re-enact the role of Lionel Jefferson; Anthony Anderson is joining the cast as Uncle Henry; Stephen Tobolowsky is set to play Mr. Bentley; and Jackée Harry will play Diane Stockwell.
Previously announced cast members include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis) and Justina Machado (Florence Johnston).
The special will be hosted by Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.