Oh Lawd! Look What They’re Doing With TV Shows, “Good Times” & “The Jeffersons”
ILOSM fam, you definitely read that right. Good Times and The Jeffersons could be returning to television and we aren’t talking about re-runs! According to Essence, there’s chatter about the possibility of rebooting both series. We aren’t too sure about messing with a good thing. “Good Times” was a classic, but I’m not sure about remaking it. Maybe there should be a spin-off of some sort…or maybe this will be the best thing to hit TV since Empire.
Magic In the Making?:
Variety has reported that Sony is in the early stages of the creative process to reboot the ever-popular shows. Norman Lear, the creator of both shows, will also be part of the reboots. He’s revealed there’s plans to recreate some of the classic episodes.
Sony and Lear are working to kick things off with a miniseries that will feature new actors to revise the roles of your favorite cast members. There will also be original scripts to revitalize classic episodes. However, that’s not all. Lear also revealed All in the Family and Maude may be rebooted also.
“There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear confirmed. “There is a possibility that we’ll do All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times.”
Sony executive vice president of comedy development, Glenn Adilman, also echoed Lear’s words. “We’re exploring it,” Adilman said. “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 it’s something we’re trying to figure out.” Adilman added, “It’s tricky for a lot of reasons, and it’s something we’re exploring.”
Will It Work?
Will the reboots live up to the classic creative genius of Good Times and The Jeffersons? That’s the big question. Is there really someone who can fill the shoes of James (John Amos) and J.J. (Jimmie Walker) on Good Times? We’ll just have to wait and see what the creative process brings. Would you tune in? Share your thoughts.
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