It might not be #ThrowBackThursday, but ABC is definitely taking it back to the old-school TV days. In collaboration with Live! host Jimmy Kimmel and legendary producer Norman Lear, the broadcast network will present a one-time live-action TV event inspired by sitcom classics All in the Family and The Jeffersons. The production, which is titled Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons will put a modern day twist on the two classic shows and feature a star-studded cast — including Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson and Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker — and we can already tell it's going to be hilarious!
"They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the '70s and would not work today," Lear said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
"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," added Kimmel, who will host the live event, set to air at 8 p.m. ET on May 22. Read ahead to see which other familiar famous faces we can expect to see in the upcoming special.