Jimmy Kimmel Sets Live Classic Sitcom Special for May on ABC

Variety | 4/18/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Jimmy Kimmel’s long-gestating live sitcom special is finally coming to fruition.

Kimmel announced Thursday night on his ABC late-night show that the special, which was first announced in May 2017, will air Wednesday, May 22, from 8-9:30 p.m. ET. The special will see a cast of celebrity guests recreating two classic episodes of the sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.”

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“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” will see Kimmel team with television icon Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux.

“They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the ‘70s and would not work today,” Lear said. “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. I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time...
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