ABC Looking To Turn ‘Live In Front Of A Studio Audience’ Into A “Circulation Play” Franchise

ABC is looking to turn Live in Front of a Studio Audience, which scored huge ratings for its take on Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons last month into a franchise.
Its ratings success launched a spinoff, The Jeffersons, which ran on CBS from ’75 to ’85.” /> All in the Family originally ran on CBS from 1971 through 1979, starring Carol O’Connor and Jean Stapleton as Archie and Edith Bunker, and tackling then-controversial subjects such as women’s rights, racism and homosexuality.
With something like that we would look to return it, not on a weekly basis, I think these things are tentpoles around which we can build sustaining weekly scripted programming, to use as a big circulation play. “We didn’t know if people would still care and it was nice they did. “It is something that we looked at as a franchise if it worked, and we didn’t know if it would work,” she said.
It also totalled 15 million combined viewers when including Live+3 and a Saturday repeat. This was above the point six that Kimmel joked to Burke that it might receive. From 8-9:30 PM ET, ABC’s live, star-strewn Lear sitcoms reboot averaged 10.36 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating to outstrip all broadcast primetime competition. Jimmy Kimmel’s passion project handed ABC a win on the final night of the 2018-19 season by strong margins.
It introduced a whole new generation of people to those shows and those themes in a way that hadn’t been done before and I don’t know if that’s something that would have been as relevant on streaming.” Speaking at the HRTS The Network Chiefs lunch, she added, “We’ve been leaning really hard into live event programming.
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons starred Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes among many others including Jennifer Hudson’s belting out of The Jefferson’s “Movin On Up” theme song and Marla Gibbs’ surprise appearance reprising her role as George and Louise Jefferson’s maid Florence Johnston.
President of Entertainment Karey Burke revealed that 22M had watched the live special since its launch on May 25.

ABC To Repeat Performance Of Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All In The Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’

who tuned in saw the show stolen by Jennifer Hudson’s belting out of The Jefferson’s “Movin On Up” theme song, Tomei’s spot-on Edith Bunker, and Marla Gibbs’ surprise appearance reprising her role as George and Louise Jefferson’s maid Florence Johnston. Fans of Kimmel, Lear, the original comedies, live TV, etc.
ABC says it will rebroadcast its last-night-of-season special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ on Saturday, May 25 at 8 PM ET.
Excluding trophy shows, it’s ABC biggest haul since the first Wednesday night of the TV season. That’s a six-month high for ABC in the 90-minute Wednesday time period, following the CMA Awards back in November. Jimmy Kimmel’s passion project handed ABC a win on the final night of the 2018-19 season by strong margins. From 8-9:30 PM ET, ABC’s live, star-strewn Lear sitcoms reboot averaged 10.36 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating to outstrip all broadcast primetime competition.
All in the Family originally ran on CBS from 1971 through 1979, starring Carol O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as Archie and Edith Bunker, and tackling then-controversial subjects such as women’s rights, racism and homosexuality. Its ratings success launched a spinoff, The Jeffersons, which ran on CBS from '75 to '85.” />
The clunkily named Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons starred Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes among many others, Kimmel’s 8-9:33 PM passion project scored biggest numbers in first half hour, 7.6/14, trickling down to 5.9/10 for its final few minutes. The broadcast ended at 9:33 PM ET.
Following the broadcast, ABC also will replay the Nightline doc on creator Norman Lear that followed the live remounting of an episode from series.

Ira Sachs Drama ‘A Family Vacation’ Starring Isabelle Huppert Gets New Title, Release Date

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The family drama, written by Sachs and his longtime co-writer Mauricio Zacharias (Love Is Strange, Little Men), is about three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.
Previously titled A Family Vacation, Sach's upcoming pic now goes by the name of Frankie. The pic is set to open in France September 25. French producer Saïd Ben Saïd unveiled a new title, poster and release date via Twitter for Ira Sachs' next movie starring Isabelle Huppert.
Check out the new poster below.
Saïd released the Paul Verhoeven-directed Elle which also starred Huppert, earning her a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination. He is also producing Verhoeven's upcoming Benedetta.
Frankie also stars  Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Jérémie Renier, André Wilms, Brendan Gleeson, and Ariyon Bakare. and his first collaboration with Huppert. He previously worked with Kinnear on Little Men and Tomei on Love Is Strange. The film marks Sachs' first time working outside the U.S.