All in the Family and Good Times, two beloved sitcoms from the 1970s, are back for a special live presentation tonight, December 18 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST on ABC. The two classic TV reboots will feature a star-studded cast, including Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz. Tiffany Haddish, Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Jay Pharoah, Asante Blackk, and Corinne Foxx will also star in the live remake.
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The Live Special Features Woody Harrelson & Marisa Tomei, Who Played Archie & Edith Bunker in the May Remake
Tonight’s broadcast is a sequel to the Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ recreation, which aired in May, 2019. Harrelson, Tomei, Kemper and Barinholtz will reprise their roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead on All In the Family, while Haddish, Davis, Braugher, Pharoah, Blackk, Foxx, and Jharrel Jerome will all star on the Good Times remake.
“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,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said Tuesday in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
The original May special averaged 14.29 million total viewers and a 2.86 rating in adults 18-49 across all platforms, according to Deadline. The show reached 23.5 million total viewers for its original Wednesday broadcast as well as the two encore airings on Saturday, May 25, and Saturday, August 17. The live special was also nominated for three Emmy Awards, and took home the prize for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), making history for showrunner Norman Lear, who became the oldest winner ever at 97-years-old.
Tune in Wednesday, December 18 at 8 p.m EST/7 p.m. CST to catch ABC’s Live In Front Of A Studio Audience remake of the beloved sitcoms All In the Family and Good Times. In the meantime, check out this author’s profile for more entertainment news and TV coverage.