Critics have said these two sitcoms were too tied to the '70s to be rebooted. Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear disagree and have pulled together an all-star cast to make it happen LIVE on May 22nd on ABC--
Here's the cast they've put together so far:
Seriously? I've gotta watch. Yes, I remember almost every episode of both shows from the '70s. And I'm probably best aligned with the group who thinks the shows can't be updated.
But then I see what the man who created them says and I'm thinking... maybe this could work. At least for one night.
Norman Lear: “They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the ‘70s 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. I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters."