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Norman Lear Makes History With Emmy Nomination For ‘Live In Front Of A Studio Audience’, Teases More For ABC Franchise

The success of ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience continued this morning when the live special received three Emmy nominations including Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for James Burrows and Andy Fisher and Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special. The special featured revivals of classic episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell and an all-star casting stepping into the pioneering characters. The series was executive produced by Brent Miller, Jimmy Kimmel, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Justin Theroux and, of course, the Godfather of woke classic TV Norman Lear.

Lear told Deadline he was a “great kick” to be nominated. The three-time Emmy winner was last nominated was in 1991 when he received a nod for, coincidentally, an All in the Family 20th anniversary special. In addition,

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