ABC has announced the next Live in Front of a Studio Audience special will air on December 18 and will feature episodes from All in the Family and Good Times.

What’s happening:

  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience, the live broadcast television event that captivated audiences with its all-star cast recreating episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons last spring, is set to return to ABC on Wednesday, December 18.
  • This presentation will feature newly recreated, live installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s series All in the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.
  • The holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television, will reunite executive producers:
    • Norman Lear
    • Jimmy Kimmel
    • Brent Miller
    • Will Ferrell
    • Justin Theroux
  • Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of The Jeffersons in the original special in the spring, will join as an executive producer.
  • ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons was nominated for three Emmy Awards, and took home the prize for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

NORMAN LEAR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), JIMMY KIMMEL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NORMAN LEAR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), JIMMY KIMMEL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

What they’re saying:

  • Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment: “The holiday season is the perfect time for families to come together and enjoy another Live in Front of a Studio Audience special on ABC. Only Jimmy and Norman can top what they accomplished the first time. From the superstar talent to the unforgettable music and the richly deserved Emmy win, their collective vision has introduced a whole new generation of people to these groundbreaking and timeless stories – and now with Good Times as part of the lineup, this will surely be another can’t-miss television event.”
  • Jimmy Kimmel: “Being a part of Norman Lear’s world was a career highlight; and working with great actors on these great shows was so much fun, we couldn’t resist tackling a holiday episode of All in the Family and one of my favorites, Good Times.”
  • Norman Lear: “I don’t know which is greater – bringing back Good Times or co-hosting with Jimmy Kimmel?”
  • Jeff Frost, president of Sony Pictures Television: “We are so thrilled to be working with this brilliant team again to bring another groundbreaking special featuring Norman’s timeless and prolific works. The themes are as relevant today as when they were first presented.”

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times will be produced by:

  • Kimmelot
  • ACT III Productions
  • Gary Sanchez Productions
  • D’Arconville
  • Simpson Street
  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Executive produced by:
    • Norman Lear
    • Jimmy Kimmel
    • Brent Miller
    • Kerry Washington
    • Will Ferrell
    • Justin Theroux