December 18 2016

All in the Family, The Jeffersons and more possibly being rebooted

The television reboot train is rolling on with Norman Lear classics being the next in the crosshairs.

Apparently this month is turning into the time for television reboots to be announced. Now it’s all the Norman Lear 1970s classics including All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude and Good Times. According to Variety, Sony Pictures Television is in the early stages of rebooting the Norman Lear catalog with him serving as executive producer.

The plan calls for mini-series to be developed with new actors working from the original scripts.

This idea has apparently been in discussion for some time, but with the One Day at a Time reboot having gone to Netflix, discussions have gained some speed. Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony told Variety, “It’s sort of tricky to figure out what the business of that is and what that would be and how it would work. But its something we’re trying to figure out.” He went on to add, “It’s tricky for a lot of reasons, and it’s something we’re exploring.”

Here’s an idea, how about you just run the originals? I recently watched my way through all nine seasons of All in the Family, and it holds up amazing well. But the idea of any other actors delivering those lines just boggles my mind. That cast became those characters, and I just have no interest in seeing anyone else in those roles. Add in that a lot of Archie said could never be said on TV today, who knows how this would play out.

Enough, Hollywood. Enough.

Source: Variety .

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