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Jimmy Kimmel Pays Tribute To Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’

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Jimmy Kimmel’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons” is reaching ABC on May 22. ABC’s late-night host, the iconic Jimmy Kimmel presents a live, 90-minute show in tribute to the two classic television sitcoms.

The Team Behind “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” Show

Besides Norman Lear, Kimmel teams up with Executive Producers Brent Miller, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Justin Theroux. This special show will air live on Wednesday, May 22.

The Replica Episodes Of ‘All In The Family’ And ‘Jeffersons’

The ABC Television Network will revive the classic sitcoms via redesigning an original episode from each of the award-winning comedy shows All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

Both Lear and Kimmel will host the legendary segment Live in Front of a Studio Audience. Moreover, the 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows will direct this Sony Pictures Television Production.

Oscar -Winners To Act In The Jimmy Kimmel’s Live Show Episodes

Wouldn’t it be exciting to see Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, alongside indispensable Marisa Tomei playing Edith Bunker? Moreover, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will be playing  George and Louise Jefferson respectively. To add another excitement to this Jimmy Kimmel’s one-night event, Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic. Will Ferrell as Tom Willis, Kerry Washington as Helen Willis and lastly, Justina Machado is playing the role of  Florence Johnston.

In Jefferson’s parody, Amber Stevens West is playing Jenny Willis Jefferson. Jovan Adepo will be seen as Lionel Jefferson, whereas, Anthony Anderson is the famous Uncle Henry.

Norman Lear Is Confident For This Contemporary Remake

Lear is too optimistic for this revival. He has commented in the following words:

They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the 70’s and would not work today. We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ the timelessness of human nature.

All In The Family

The Jimmy Kimmel favorite and the time-honored sitcom  “All in the Family” was the first comic portrayal of feminism and racism. The show talked about women’s rights and homosexuality. The award-winning comedy re-shaped the ongoing political and social thinking of American families in the post-civil rights period. Archie Bunker from All in the Family was a self-assertive working-class family head. He failed to convince his views to his so-called liberal son-in-law. Archie’s wife Edith consoled her husband at this moment and sanely understood Archie’s traditional beliefs.

The Jeffersons

The success of All in the Family became the root cause of the development of another iconic sitcom The Jeffersons ( 1975 to 1985), one of the longest running  TV show on African-American theme. It has a distinction of debuting an interracial couple as it’s characters. The series, hence, followed George and Louise Jefferson surviving in the dominating white atmosphere. The series modified the American thinking about race and class.

 It’s A Dream Come True For Jimmy Kimmel

According to Jimmy Kimmel, many Oscar winners excitingly agreed to play these unforgettable characters. Kimmel further elaborates his views in the following statement:

 To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved.

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