Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' (2019)

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"Live in Front of a Studio Audience," the live broadcast television event that captivated audiences with its all-star cast recreating episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" last spring, is set to return to ABC with newly recreated, live installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin's Emmy (R) Award-winning series "All in the Family" and groundbreaking sitcom "Good Times," created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear. The holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television, will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux. Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of "The Jeffersons" in the original special in the spring, will join as an executive producer.

Cast

Viola Davis
as Florida Evans
Andre Braugher
as James Evans
Jay Pharoah
as J.J Evans
Asante Blackk
as Michael Evans
Corinne Foxx
as Thelma Evans
Tiffany Haddish
as Willona Woods
Woody Harrelson
as Archie Bunker
Marisa Tomei
as Edith Bunker
Ellie Kemper
as Gloria Stivic
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Mostly fun to watch, if at certain moments stressful, as a few of today's actors occasionally struggled with the live format and the precise rhythm of old-school, multicamera comedy dialogue.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

A good effort that couldn't match the earlier venture's magic. But at least the show did go on. You never know what will happen with live TV.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Plopping contemporary stars into old scripts and trusting it'll move us feels like a cop-out. As the broadcast itself bore out, people in 2019 have a lot else on their minds.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Hopefully, [Norman] Lear, [Jimmy] Kimmel and company will not stage a third Live in Front of a Studio Audience. Once was a novelty, twice was pushing it. Three strikes, you're out.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

What the second edition of Live In Front Of A Studio Audience proves is that, just like any sitcom, the more chances a cast has to gel, the better a show will be.

December 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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