On May 22 at 8 PM ET, ABC will air a live show called Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ to honor television producer Norman Lear.

As reported by Deadline:

“Woody Harrelson will play Archie Bunker, with Marisa Tomei as wife Edith in the recreation of All In The Family. Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes take the roles of George and Louise Jefferson in the All in the Family spinoff, The Jeffersons.”

The special will also be hosted by progressive darling Jimmy Kimmel.

In 2019, an All in the Family special stinks a mile away. The show as famous in its day for its a portrayal of a conservative father figure as a stodgy, ignorant bigot to the point where the term “Archie Bunker” is used as an insult.

The now 96-year-old television writer Norman Lear is a famous progressive activist who founded the leftist organization People for the American Way. His work has always carried an overt leftist slant.

Bringing back a show with this central narrative dynamic reeks of modern knee-jerk progressive activism. One can probably assume this will be the anti-Roseanne wherein Archie Bunker’s ignorant beliefs will likely be meant to reflect the left’s modern prejudices about the American right.

If comments from ABC Entertainment’s President Karey Burke mean anything it seems this would likely be the mission of the show, as she’s stated that the two series the special will be rebooting are “as culturally relevant today as they’ve ever been.”

As Deadline describes the original show:

All in the Family shaped political and social conversations in American homes in the post-civil rights era. From 1971 through 1979, the series about conservative working class Archie Bunker, his liberal son-in-law and daughter, and his wife Edith tackled such hot-button topics as women’s rights, racism, and homosexuality.”

We won’t know for sure if this turns out to be the case until next month but it’s fair to say that following the Roseanne debacle, were in the lead actress promoted Trump and subsequently dropped a racial slur on Twitter that resulted in her show being canceled, ABC is likely willing to virtue signal to the far-left for attention.

 
 
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