Los Angeles – “All within the Household” and “The Jeffersons” are coming back to TV, dwell and for one evening simplest.
Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will considerable person in re-creations of episodes from the influential sitcoms born within the 1970s.
Norman Lear, who created “All within the Household” and its spinoff “The Jeffersons,” and Jimmy Kimmel are cyber net net place hosting the ABC prime-time particular airing subsequent month, the network talked about Thursday.
Harrelson and Tomei will play Archie and Edith Bunker, with Foxx and Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson. Ellie Kemper, Justina Machado and Will Ferrell also will seem, ABC talked about, with extra stars to be announced.
The contemporary shows starred Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton because the blue-collar Bunkers, and Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford because the upwardly cell Jeffersons.
Folks negate “these two shows had been supposed for the ‘70s and would no longer work on the present time,” Lear talked about in a press commence. “We disagree with them and are right here to point to, with two massive casts depicting ‘All within the Household’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ the timelessness of human nature.”
Ferrell, Lear and ABC tiresome-evening host Kimmel are among the executive producers of “Dwell in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All within the Household’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” Sitcom outmoded James Burrows will deliver the ninety-minute particular.
“All within the Household” became a TV groundbreaker when it debuted in 1971, the usage of comedy as a car to bump into racism, girls people’s rights and other sizzling-button disorders. “The Jeffersons” (1975-Eighty five), about a profitable unlit household in a largely white world, featured the TV rarity of an interracial couple.
Lear, ninety six, became an executive producer on a no longer too prolonged within the past canceled Netflix reboot of every other of his hit sequence, the 1975-84 “One Day at a Time,” which became reimagined with a Latino household.