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The live special can recreate one original episode from "All within the Family" and another from "The Jeffersons." it'll be hosted by Lear and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, United Nations agency unreal up the thought.

"It very is astonishing simply however nice these shows square measure. I say 'are' and not 'were' as a result of they're still nice," Kimmel aforesaid. "I'm excited that a replacement generation can get to examine them, and be reminded of them then perhaps take the time to travel back and watch all the recent ones."

Joining Harrelson in Lewis Carroll O'Connor's recent role in "All within the Family" are Marisa Tomei enjoying Bunker's long-suffering better half, Edith. Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes can play Saint George and Louise Chief Executive in "The Jeffersons," in roles vie originally by Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford. The special also will feature Ellie Kemper, can Ferrell, Justina Machado, Kerry Washington, Sean Hayes and Anthony Anderson.

Lear's 2 1970s-era sitcoms square measure cut from identical topical textile, try racism, feminism and also the war. Asked if they still blockage, Lear was clear. "I assume they work all right," he said. "Funny is funny."

Kimmel took inspiration from the recent move by networks to mount Broadway musicals and build them into live events, like "Rent," "The Sound of Music" and "Grease."

"I'm not that curious about musicals. i like tv shows. and that i was simply brooding about what gets ratings on TV today," aforesaid Kimmel.

"It feels like live events square measure still pretty standard and still doing well. i used to be brooding about the recent shows and that i thought, 'Why do not we tend to do one among these nice recent shows?' i do know individuals love 'Grease' however what number times does one got to see that?"

Though producers will not reveal that episodes of the sitcoms square measure being restaged, Kimmel secure having them board front of a studio audience -- and also the world on TV -- can offer the shows a jolt of electricity.

He needs Americans to observe them the approach they wont to -- along, at identical time. he isn't troubled concerning any disasters, either, since that adds to the suspense.

"We might unleash a box of rats onto the set simply to examine what happens," he joked. "I assume it adds one thing to the assembly. You see it within the live musicals. they would not be nearly as fascinating if they were on tape."

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