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Last night ABC aired Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family & The Jeffersons.

The listing said:
While comic Jimmy Kimmel presents an event that honors producer Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," an original episode from each sitcom is recreated with a group of award-winning actors playing the roles of the iconic characters.


Cast: Woody Harrelson (Actor),Marisa Tomei (Actor), Jamie Foxx (Actor), Wanda Sykes (Actor), Norman Lear (Host), Jimmy Kimmel (Host)




Variety writeup says it got top ratings. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/live-in-front-of-a-studio-audience-abc-ratings-1203224560/



Did anybody catch this? I really wanted to, but I had to work. I recorded it, but when I got home, I discovered that I had a bad signal at the time so it was unwatchable. I hope they re-air it soon... or maybe I will try streaming it.

https://abc.go.com/shows/live-in-front-of-a-studio-audience/about-the-show

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Wow, I had no idea Norman Lear was still alive. He must be around Carl Reiner's age. I'd love to see the All in the Family remake!
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Neither did I. I hope he’s enjoying retirement. He definitely deserves it.
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ABC will re-air this special on Saturday night at 7:00 PM, for anybody who’s interested. Check your local listings for details.


https://www.vitalthrills.com/2019/05/23/abc-to-rebroadcast-live-in-front-of-a-studio-audience/
I have to work again, so I’m going to try to tape it again. Channel 7 has always been difficult to keep a good signal throughout the day at this house, so wish me luck!
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jkatz wrote :

Wow, I had no idea Norman Lear was still alive. He must be around Carl Reiner's age. I'd love to see the All in the Family remake!
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You're right. They said in the show Lear is 96. Reiner is 97.
Speaking of the Reiners, Ike Barinholtz did a pretty good job as Mike Stivic. Woody Harrelson also did a very good Archie. When he looks aggravated, it was so good.
But bar none, the best performance was Jamie Foxx doing George Jefferson. You hear him before you see him, and for a second, I really expected Sherman Helmsley himself to walk in. Amazing. And then he had the action down, too. That swaying and fuming that George does, oh my god. I was howling.
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