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TV Creator Inks Deal That Will Take Him to Age 100

Sep 17, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A television creator who has been cranking out hit shows for a long time is poised to keep at it a little longer after signing a deal that will take him to age 100.

Variety reports in an exclusive feature on Norman Lear that the 97-year-old TV legend “is enjoying yet another career renaissance.”

The report notes: “He won an Emmy on Sept. 14 (making him the oldest winner ever) for ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience,’ which ABC recently renewed for two more specials. His ‘One Day at a Time’ remake, which had been canceled by Netflix, scored a fourth season at new home Pop TV and is back in production. And with partner Brent Miller, he’s got a number of projects in the pipeline — both original ideas and fresh takes on his classic library.”

Variety also reports: “Lear and Miller have been so prolific that Sony, which owns much of the Lear catalog (through Columbia Pictures’ 1985 acquisition of his Embassy Communications), recently renewed its overall deal with Lear’s Act III Prods. That will keep him busy, and ensconced on the studio’s Culver City lot, right up to his 100th birthday.”

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  1. It was long said that in television it was “all about the ratings,” but these moves show that today more than ever before, it’s all about the activism.

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