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Jimmy Kimmel's Has New Plans, To Host Live Recreation of The Jeffersons and All in the Family

Updated On 19 Apr, 2019 Published On

The American TV host Jimmy Kimmel has a new plan in his mind. The TV host is reportedly teaming up with Norman Lear for the upcoming project.

The upcoming show that will begin its airing May 22 will be a 90-minute show that will be performed Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All In the Family and The Jeffersons.

Jimmy CAPTION: Jimmy Kimmel to host Recreation of The Jeffersons and All in the Family SOURCE: E! News

The show will recreate two sitcoms for its episodes and the duo Jimmy and Norman will host together with a special episode that will feature a famous roster of stars.  

Well, the executive producer of the show includes Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Justin Theroux, whereas famous sitcom director James Burrows is set to direct the show.

Talking of the casts on the show, Jimmy said,

The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear. To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved

Likewise, Norman talked about how a lot of people are skeptical if the show will work. He said,

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, and I couldn't be more grateful for Jimmy Kimmel, Sony and ABC for their collective willingness to conceive and pursue this never-been-done-before event.

As for a fact, All in the Family was a famous show from 1971 to 1979, whereas The Jeffersons were broadcasted on TV from 1975 to 1985.

Jimmy, who owns a net worth of around $35 million, hosts several other shows like 90th Academy Awards, 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, and many others.