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Is an ‘All in the Family’ Reboot Headed Our Way?

Is an ‘All in the Family’ Reboot Headed Our Way?


Veteran TV writer and producer Norman Lear is in talks to revamp his classic sitcom All in the Family.

The 92-year-old broke ground with the 1970s show about working class bigot Archie Bunker and his family, tackling issues such as homosexuality, women’s rights and racism at a time when such topics were considered too controversial for TV audiences.

Lear admits he has concerns about how much censorship a modern-day Bunker, previously played by late actor Carroll O’Connor, would face from TV executives, but he is willing to try with a new incarnation of the character.

He tells MSNBC, “I think the character would survive on a TV show today (but) I’m told by showrunners that a lot of the subjects we touched, we can’t touch today.

“Let me put it this way: we’re gonna try again… We’re talking about doing something about All in the Family 2015. (An) entirely different family, but… (similar characters), 2015 versions, a modern version.”

The original All in the Family ran from 1971 to 1979, while a spin-off, titled Archie Bunker’s Place, aired until 1983.

Lear is also known for producing other hit 1970s shows, including Sanford and Son and other All in the Family spin-offs Maude, Good Times and The Jeffersons, which starred the late Sherman Hemsley.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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