Jamie Foxx & Wanda Sykes Will Star In Live “Jeffersons” Reboot And Fans Cannot Wait
ILOSM fam’ get ready, because Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes are about to have us crackin’ UP in their upcoming roles for an ABC reboot of The Jeffersons.
Now, before we get extra hyped about this hilarious duo reprising the roles of ‘George’ and ‘Weezy,’ let’s not put the carriage before the horse on this one. Though we’d love to see an entire series of these rebooted characters, their roles will only last for one night only in a live special tribute that executive producer, Norman Lear, has cooked up.
In addition to The Jeffersons, acting legends, Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei, will be starring as ‘Archie and Edith Bunker’ for an All In The Family reboot as well:
Via ABC: ABC’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel presents a live, 90-minute prime-time event in tribute to classic television sitcoms: “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons” teams Kimmel with television icon Norman Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux. This special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series All in the Family and The Jeffersons. This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, and directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows.
…In this new, one-night-only event, Woody Harrelson will take on the role of Archie Bunker, alongside Marisa Tomei who will be playing Edith Bunker, with Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes playing George and Louise Jefferson. Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic; Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis, and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston. More stars will be named later.
“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,” said Jimmy Kimmel.
We’re most definitely looking forward to seeing Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes deliver laughs to us come May!!
Now, if only Norman Lear would do a Good Times reboot, then he’ll REALLY be saying something…and if that day ever comes, hopefully the show’s African American co-creator of the show, Eric Monte, will finally get the pay he deserves…just sayin.’