Special live TV shows are the rage of entertainment right now, whether fans endorse them or hate them completely. We just saw this with Little Mermaid Live! on ABC, not previously recorded.
Prior to this production, the network was referring to viewers of Norman Lear and a live Jeffersons presentation of a late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Well everyone, they are back again and this time Kerry Washington has been on the team for some good times.
ABC returns to live programming with Good Times
On Tuesday, ABC published a press release announcing another round of "Live in front of a studio audience" with Norman Lear All in the Family and Good Times . The event will recreate an old episode of each series in live format. The network shared that in May the presentation and the August encore attracted more than 20 million viewers.
Good Times originally played by John Amos, Esther Roll,
Jimmy Walker, Bern Nadet Stanis and Ralph Walker, aired from 1974-1979. 2019
celebrates the 45th anniversary of a show focused on Evans
the family and their life in a Chicago housing project. Like Everyone in the Family
and Jefferson Good Times means a lot to nostalgic fans.
ABC Entertainment president Carrie Burke said this
"The holiday season is the perfect time for families to get together and enjoy another live studio studio, especially by ABC. Only Jimmy and Norman can accomplish everything they did for the first time. From superstar talent to unforgettable music and Emmy's well-deserved victory, their collective vision has introduced a whole new generation of people to these revolutionary and timeless stories – and now with Good Times as part of the cast, this is sure to be another television event.
Washington will serve as executive producer
Kimmel returns to produce with the series creators Norman Lear, Will Ferrell, Brent Miller, Justin Theroux and Carrie Washington. Washington played the role of Helen Willis in the live version of The Jeffersons and was just signed as part of the executive team for this new endeavor. Lear helped develop the Good Times which was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and this live television production is produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. Both Lear and Kimmel are eagerly awaiting the new program:
"Being a part of Norman
Lear's world was a major career; and working with great actors on them
the awesome shows were so much fun that we couldn't resist the festive episode
Everything in the Family and one of my favorite Good Times, Kimmel said.
"I don't know which is bigger – a return to Good Times or a joint hosting with Jimmy Kimmel?
When is special air due?
Good Times / Everything in the Family is about to premiere
winter on December 18th on ABC. In addition to this latest holiday edition of Live
in front of a studio audience viewers can expect another contribution
The cast list has not yet been announced, but fans may see the return of Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Eli Kemper and Ike Barinholtz for All in Family . It's unclear if Washington will play in Good Times .