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All in the Family

All in the Family

  • Premiered: 
    January 12, 1971
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the British series (Till Death Do Us Part) 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Created by Norman Lear, ALL IN THE FAMILY is a half-hour sitcom that looks at the state of the world through the eyes of an argumentative but loving family: Archie, the irascible and highly opinionated patriarch; his long-suffering wife, Edith, who tries her best to understand Archie's conservative ways and outdated beliefs; their daughter, Gloria; and her liberal husband Mike, often called "Meathead" by Archie.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 8-9:33pm ET/PT, ABC premieres "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE JEFFERSONS" from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. This one-night-only event, takes 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 is hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows. Stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackee Harry (Diane Stockwell), Kerry Washington (Helen Willis)

After the star-studded live sitcom special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE JEFFERSONS," NIGHTLINE will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show's groundbreaking impact and legacy. The prime-time special features interviews with ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE JEFFERSONS creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackee Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symone, David Alan Grier, Lil' Rel and John Amos; original THE JEFFERSONS cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear Tandem Productions
  • In association with Ugo Productions
  • In association with Embassy Television

Theme Song

  • Those Were the Days - Carroll O'Connor; Jean Stapleton


  • Archie & Edith Bunker - Queens, New York USA
  • George & Louise Jefferson - Queens, New York USA
  • Kelsey's Bar -

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • January 12, 1971: First videotaped sitcom.

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • December 22, 1975: Joseph 'Joey' Michael Stivic is born