Norman Lear Archives

Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear revealed what we thought was the final line-up for next week's Live in Front of a Studio Audience, and it was a damn impressive one But it turns out the all-star cast had room for at least one more, with Jon Stewart set for a surprise role[...]
facts of life
Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear's Live in Front of a Studio Audience has now revealed the full cast for its upcoming live special next Tuesday on ABC- and it's an impressive one, indeed For "The Facts of Life," viewers can look forward to Jennifer Aniston as Blair, Gabrielle Union as Tootie, Allison Tolman as Natalie,[...]
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Emily Hampshire to Star in TBS Reboot
All this in time for series producer Norman Lear's 99th birthday The original show was created by Lear as a satirical take on consumer culture as the housewife heroine had to deal with nutty and violent situations that kept erupting in her life It was the show that captured the weirdness of the 1970s as[...]
Good Times, All in the Family & More Lear Set for Prime Video, IMDb TV
Amazon's Prive Video and its premium free streaming service IMDb TV are getting into the Norman Lear business in a big way, announcing a licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television for a killer line-up of classic television from the legendary producer The entire licensing package (which includes All in the Family, Good Times, Maude, One Day[...]
Good Times
Seth MacFarlane (The Orville, Family Guy), Stephen Curry (NBA star, Holey Moley! EP), and original series executive producer Norman Lear are teaming up for an animated version of groundbreaking 70's sitcom Good Times for Netflix In an updated take on the series, Good Times follows the Evans family as they navigate today's world and contemporary social[...]
'Live in Front of a Studio Audience': Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear Discuss All in the Family, The Jeffersons Influence [VIDEO]
To prove his point and remind viewers that classic television is timeless, Kimmel is teaming with television icon Norman Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Justin Theroux for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.' Airing live on Wednesday, May 22, on ABC, the 90-minute prime-time event[...]
Christopher Lloyd
Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Looks like actor Christopher Lloyd is trading flux capacitors and taxi cabs for warm milk, leg blankets and Murder, She Wrote reruns — the Back to the Future actor is set to join previously announced leads Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing) and Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) in NBC's new[...]
One Day at a Time
To go along with announcement of the season two premiere date for One Day at a Time, they had the current cast recreate the opening for the classic Norman Lear created series that ran from 1975 to 1984 Though the Netflix series is going into season 2 they chose to recreate the original series season[...]
Norman Lear
Norman Lear is on his way back to television after his longtime passion project, Guess Who Died, that he has developed with Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, got a pilot order from NBC The single camera comedy set in a retirement village is something the 95-year old came up with seven years ago and has[...]
President Trump
The 2017 honorees include dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallad, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist and actor LL Cool J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and musician and record producer Lionel Richie. Kennedy Center Chairman David M Rubenstein and President Deborah F Rutter also released a statement: The Kennedy Center respects the decision made[...]
All In The Family And Other Classic Sitcoms Eyed For Reboot
 CBS already has a new Odd Couple and is eyeing the Honeymooners. Variety has an interview with Norman Lear where he says there has been talk of rebooting All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude and Good Times with today's stars The idea would be to redo select classic episodes in six-episode batches. Well, I have something[...]