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Star Wars Fans Are Now Campaigning For A Solo Sequel

It’s already been one year since Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in theaters. Or at least it will be after this weekend.

The film, having failed to reach $400 million at the box office and receiving mixed reviews, was considered a flop, at least by Star Wars standards.

However, perhaps the most damning consequence of the Ron Howard picture is the sudden cessation of standalone anthology films. Many, including series icon Mark Hamill, perceived this movie to be one of the leading causes behind “Star Wars fatigue.”

With that said, Solo fans have flocked onto Twitter today in support of a potential, but certainly unconfirmed, sequel. In fact, #MakeSolo2Happen is currently trending, and you can check out some of the tweets below.

Today is the anniversary of @RealRonHoward's Solo picture. It was a great film and deserves a sequel. What do we need to do to #MakeSolo2Happen?
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ABC To Repeat Performance Of Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All In The Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’

  • Deadline
ABC says it will rebroadcast its last-night-of-season special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ on Saturday, May 25 at 8 Pm Et.

Following the broadcast, ABC also will replay the Nightline doc on creator Norman Lear that followed the live remounting of an episode from series.

Jimmy Kimmel’s passion project handed ABC a win on the final night of the 2018-19 season by strong margins. From 8-9:30 Pm Et, ABC’s live, star-strewn Lear sitcoms reboot averaged 10.36 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating to outstrip all broadcast primetime competition. That’s a six-month high for ABC in the 90-minute Wednesday time period, following the Cma Awards back in November. Excluding trophy shows, it’s ABC biggest haul since the first Wednesday night of the TV season.

The clunkily named Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s
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Live ‘The Jeffersons,’ ‘All in the Family’ Special Poised to Shake Up Several Emmy Acting Races (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Live ‘The Jeffersons,’ ‘All in the Family’ Special Poised to Shake Up Several Emmy Acting Races (Exclusive)
Marla Gibbs never won an Emmy for playing Florence Johnston on “The Jeffersons” for 11 seasons. But now she may get her chance.

Sony Pictures TV is submitting the cast of Wednesday night’s ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” for Emmy consideration — including Gibbs, who was a surprise, unannounced performer on the program, reprising her role as the Jeffersons’ maid.

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” will compete in the outstanding variety special (live) race, which makes sense; the category is specifically for variety specials that are live, and the ABC event fits the bill.

But there is no category anymore for variety program performers, which poses a problem for events like “Live in Front of a Studio Audience.” Last year, NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” successfully entered several of its stars in
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TV Ratings: ABC’s ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Easily Tops Wednesday

  • Variety
The ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” handily walked away with Wednesday night in the overnight ratings.

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” pulled in a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers. For comparison, its closest competition in the demo were the season finales of “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” which each drew a 1.1 rating. Its closest competition in total viewers was also “Med” and “Fire,” which each drew around 7.4 million viewers.

The special saw celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Anthony Anderson, Kerry Washington, and Marisa Tomei reenacting classic episodes of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.”

In her review for Variety, Caroline Framke wrote, “[The] special was so overwhelmingly dedicated to the fun of the conceit and the enduring accuracy of the punchlines that any technical nitpicks I had quickly faded from memory. By the time Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson was shimmying across the ‘Jeffersons’ set belting ‘Movin’ On Up,
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Jamie Foxx Messed Up His Line on Live TV, and of Course He Handled It Like a Pro

Anything can happen when you're an actor filming in front of a live studio audience! Just ask Jamie Foxx, who has participated in many a live taping in his day. The comedian and actor took on the role of George Jefferson in ABC's live special Live in Front of a Studio Audience on Wednesday night and slipped up while delivering one of his lines from an episode of All in the Family. Of course, flubbing a line in front of an audience is something that's not unheard of in Hollywood, but what made Foxx's moment so perfect was his recovery.

Jamie Foxx handled his slip up like a champ #TheJeffersons #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/0ikaf8YlkJ

- Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) May 23, 2019

After struggling to deliver the line, the In Living Color alum caught himself by breaking character and shouting to the audience, "It's live! People sitting at
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Jamie Foxx Messed Up His Line on Live TV, and of Course He Handled It Like a Pro

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Jamie Foxx Messed Up His Line on Live TV, and of Course He Handled It Like a Pro
Anything can happen when you're an actor filming in front of a live studio audience! Just ask Jamie Foxx, who has participated in many a live taping in his day. The comedian and actor took on the role of George Jefferson in ABC's live special Live in Front of a Studio Audience on Wednesday night and slipped up while delivering one of his lines from an episode of All in the Family. Of course, flubbing a line in front of an audience is something that's not unheard of in Hollywood, but what made Foxx's moment so perfect was his recovery.

Jamie Foxx handled his slip up like a champ #TheJeffersons #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/0ikaf8YlkJ

- Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) May 23, 2019

After struggling to deliver the line, the In Living Color alum caught himself by breaking character and shouting to the audience, "It's live! People sitting at
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‘All In The Family’, ‘The Jeffersons’ Restage Snags ABC’s Best Season Wrap Wednesday In 12 Years

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‘All In The Family’, ‘The Jeffersons’ Restage Snags ABC’s Best Season Wrap Wednesday In 12 Years
Updated with fast nationals: Fueled by big turnout for Jimmy Kimmel’s passion project: Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” ABC won the final night of the 2018-19 season by strong margins, beating runner-up NBC and its season finales of three Chicago dramas Wednesday by 600,000 viewers and three tenths in demo rating.

From 8-9:30 Pm Et, ABC’s live, star-strewn Lear sitcoms reboot averaged 10.36 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating to outstrip all broadcast primetime competition. That’s a six-month high for ABC in the 90-minute Wednesday time period, following the Cma Awards back in November. Excluding trophy shows, it’s ABC biggest haul since the first Wednesday night of the TV season.

At 10 Pm, the finale of canceled Whiskey Cavalier hung on to about half its lead-in, Nightline’s docu on Norman Lear that followed the live comedy episodes redux.
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Ratings: Kimmel-Lear’s Live ‘All in the Family,’ ‘Jeffersons’ Special Moves ABC on Up to Top Wednesday

ABC execs are probably having quite pleased this morning, thanks to the ratings posted by Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special, which put the network in first place among the sought-after adults 18-49 demographic and total viewers during Wednesday’s primetime.

The 90-minute event re-created one episode each of Lear sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” featuring an all-star cast led by Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei starring as Archie and Edith Bunker, and Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson. The special also included a surprise appearance from Marla Gibbs, who played Florence Johnston on the original “Jeffersons.”

From 8-9:30 p.m., “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” earned a 1.7 rating in the key 18-49 range and 10.4 million total viewers. With the special, ABC scored its most-watched September-to-May-season-closing Wednesday in 12 years.

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Jennifer Hudson Slays Iconic The Jeffersons Theme Song for Live in Front of a Studio Audience

Jennifer Hudson Slays Iconic The Jeffersons Theme Song for Live in Front of a Studio Audience
Jennifer Hudson did that. That being she somehow made The Jeffersons theme song, one of the most iconic TV theme songs, better. The Grammy and Oscar winner was tapped by ABC to perform the song ahead of their staging of The Jeffersons' pilot episode as part of the special Live in Front of a Studio Audience. Hudson brought the house down. Effortlessly. See it below. Hudson was all over Instagram with posts from behind the scenes of the special. She snapped pictures with Jackée Harry, Jamie Foxx, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Will Ferrell, Wanda Sykes, executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and more. In one post, Hudson said, "Hands down this was by far the funniest thing I've done in my career!!! We...
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Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Producers Want to Remake More TV Classics

Would you like to see a remake of your favorite TV show? Recently, executive producers Norman Lear and Brent Miller spoke with Deadline about their upcoming ABC special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience.

The special will feature live recreations of All in the Family and The Jeffersons featuring a celebrity cast that includes Wanda Sykes, Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Ellie Kemper, Jovan Adepo and Woody Harrelson.

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TV Review: ABC’s Live ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’

  • Variety
TV Review: ABC’s Live ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’
In retrospect, it was only a matter of time before reboot and revival fever manifested as verbatim repeats — but if TV’s gonna go there, bringing back eerily timely shows like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” is the way to do it.

That Norman Lear’s comedies are timely, or at least prescient, is an established TV industry truism decades in the making. The family sitcoms he produced — including “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time” and more — refused to live by the dictum that everyone should just get along and avoid topics like religion, money, and politics. In fact, most of the characters on shows he produced barreled headlong into the most contentious issues of the day, grappling with their differences by airing them out in hilarious, sometimes excruciating detail. That model of family sitcom has endured ever since; today’s TV shares its DNA,
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Jamie Foxx Hilariously Flubs a Scene During Live In Front of a Studio Audience

Jamie Foxx Hilariously Flubs a Scene During Live In Front of a Studio Audience
Well that was just pure TV fun. Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear just recreated two episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons live with a whole bunch of stars, and as Lear explained at the beginning of the evening, the point was to explore how many of the same issues that were important back in 1973 are still relevant today.  "We hope tonight will make you laugh, provoke discussion, and encourage action. There is so much more work we must do in this country we love so much," he said.  All in the Family's episode found Archie (Woody Harrelson) coming to terms with his black neighbors, and The Jeffersons dealt with Louise's hesitation to hire a maid.  The whole thing...
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The Jeffersons' Marla Gibbs Reprises Role of Florence in Surprise Live Appearance — Watch Video

The Jeffersons' Marla Gibbs Reprises Role of Florence in Surprise Live Appearance — Watch Video
If one moment maid The Jeffersons‘ live one-night-only revival, it was Marla Gibbs’ surprise appearance in the role of housekeeper Florence.

Gibbs, 87, was not listed on the cast roster for Live in Front of a Studio Audience, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted tribute to Norman Lear’s All in the Family and its spinoff The Jeffersons. In fact, One Day at a Time star Justina Machado was supposed to play the part.

But when Wanda Sykes’ Louise opened the door to interview Florence Johnston, a candidate for the family’s domestic help position, Gibbs was standing there. The 88-year-old actress originated
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‘All in the Family’ & ‘The Jeffersons’ Live Shines With Jamie Foxx’s Flub, Surprise Guest & More Than Nostalgia

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Spoiler Alert: This review contains details of tonight’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC. So, don’t be a meathead and read more if you don’t want to know what happened.

“It’s live,” Jamie Foxx told a suddenly wide awake America tonight after flubbing a line on ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

“Everyone sitting at home just thought their TV just messed up,” the Oscar-winning actor with trained recovery skills, breaking his George Jefferson character as fellow cast members like Woody Harrelson’s Archie Bunker, Ellie Kemper, Ike Barinholtz, Anthony Anderson and Marisa Tomei’s Edith Bunker cracked up in the background.

We said anything could happen! #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #TheJeffersons #AllintheFamily pic.twitter.com/d8lNCjUzD3

— ABC (@ABCNetwork) May 23, 2019

At that moment,
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Original ‘Jeffersons’ Star Marla Gibbs Makes Surprise Appearance on Live ABC Special

Original ‘Jeffersons’ Star Marla Gibbs Makes Surprise Appearance on Live ABC Special
The episodes of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” that Jimmy Kimmel re-staged on ABC Wednesday night may have been decades old, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t come with a few surprises.

Right at the end of the 90-minute live tribute to Norman Lear, one original “Jeffersons” cast member popped in for a surprise appearance, re-inhabiting the role she first played nearly 50 years ago.

For 11 seasons beginning in 1975, Marla Gibbs starred as Florence Johnston, the wisecracking maid to the Jeffersons, and she is one of the only surviving members of the show’s main cast.

Also Read: Watch Jamie Foxx Break Character While Playing George Jefferson on Kimmel's 'All in the Family' Re-Creation (Video)

Justina Machado, who starred in Lear’s “One Day at a Time” reboot on Netflix, was supposed to inhabit the role in the ABC experiment, but when the character finally
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Watch Jamie Foxx Break Character While Playing George Jefferson on Kimmel’s ‘All in the Family’ Re-Creation (Video)

  • The Wrap
Watch Jamie Foxx Break Character While Playing George Jefferson on Kimmel’s ‘All in the Family’ Re-Creation (Video)
Jamie Foxx had a hilarious slip up while playing George Jefferson on Jimmy Kimmel’s live re-creation of classic Norman Lear sitcoms “The Jeffersons” and “All In The Family.”

The 90-minute primetime special that aired Wednesday, May 22 on ABC re-created one episode each from “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,.” The all-star cast was led by Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei as Archie and Edith Bunker, and Foxx and Wanda Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson.

And understandably, since the whole production was filmed live in front of a studio audience, one or two mistakes were bound to happen.

Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel to Re-Create 'All in the Family,' 'The Jeffersons' Episodes Live

“Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother. But you know we were broke, so all –” Foxx begins, before stuttering repeatedly on the last word.
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All in the Family: Jamie Foxx Flubs Line, Breaks Character on Live TV — Watch

We knew somebody would mess up during ABC’s live reenactment of All in the Family… we just didn’t think it’d be an Oscar winner.

Jamie Foxx, who stepped into Sherman Helmsley’s dancing shoes to play the iconic George Jefferson during Wednesday’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience special, was the first to flub a line during the live primetime broadcast. While Foxx’s George was talking to Anthony Anderson’s Uncle Henry, he was supposed to say, “Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother — but you know,
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All in the Family Live Recap: Did Archie Bunker & Co. Stand the Test of Time?

No need to adjust your TV sets: It’s not the 1970s, despite ABC’s best efforts to make you think so Wednesday night. The network, aided by of Norman Lear (One Day at a Time) and Lear superfan Jimmy Kimmel, recreated two of the TV legend’s classic sitcoms with a star-packed cast in a one-night-only live* performance. (*If you were on the East Coast; other time zones were shown a taped repeat.)

If you’ve never seen All in the Family before, here’s what you need to know: Archie Bunker (played in the live version by Woody Harrelson,
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Norman Lear & Producer Brent Miller On ‘All In The Family’ & ‘The Jeffersons’ Live Redux Tonight & A Potential Franchise

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Norman Lear & Producer Brent Miller On ‘All In The Family’ & ‘The Jeffersons’ Live Redux Tonight & A Potential Franchise
“I’ll tell you, seriously, the most amazing thing is listening to these two shows where we agreed word for word — we would not change a word, and nothing has been changed, and I can’t believe how relevant it is to this moment,” Norman Lear says of ABC’s star-studded Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons re-creation tonight.

With the seismic social awareness of two of the most influential small-screen offerings of all time still sharp, the 90-minute special fronted by Lear mega-fan Jimmy Kimmel offers a whole new direction for the live TV genre as network musicals of the past few years fade in the abundance of this Peak TV era. Add to that bauble factor a true jewel of a cast with Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson, plus Woody Harrelson and
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Inside Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ Live Remake Special

  • Variety
Inside Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ Live Remake Special
It’s probably no surprise that Norman Lear has seen his relevancy rise even higher in recent years. Lear’s classic 1970s sitcoms, such as “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons,” feel just as applicable today as they did 40 years ago.

And that’s part of the motivation behind ABC’s Wednesday night special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.'”

The special is a re-creation of two episodes, one from each series, as performed by contemporary stars — including Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker, Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson, and Wanda Sykes as Louise Jefferson.

The actual episodes used are under embargo, but there is a natural thread between the two shows, given that “The Jeffersons,” which ran from 1975 to 1985, is a spinoff of “All in the Family,” which aired from 1971 to 1979. For this special,
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