Much like the successes of their live remakes of some of movie history’s most beloved musicals, ABC struck ratings gold with the recreation of throwback television shows via their ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ specials.
As we reported here, the network drew in a whopping 10 million viewers earlier this year with an ode to the groundbreaking 70’s series ‘The Jeffersons’ (starring Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Kerry Washington, and more). After collecting an Emmy for that effort, ABC’s looking to do the same for their next adaptation as they turn to yet another iconic sitcom from the decade: ‘Good Times.’
The new special will air on Dec. 18 and will recreate episodes of the classic sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Good Times.” “All in the Family” was featured during the first special earlier this year, which also included an episode of “The Jeffersons.”
In addition, Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of “The Jeffersons” in the original special in the spring, will join the creative team as an executive producer. The other executive producers are Jimmy Kimmel, Lear, Justin Theroux, Brent Miller, and Will Ferrell.