ABC’s second Live in Front of a Studio Audience event from Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear has announced the principal cast for its Good Times episode. The second event, which is holiday-themed, pairs two live recreations of All in the Family and Good Times episodes. The first live event paired All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
ABC has cast Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J. Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome has been cast in an undisclosed role.
For the special, they join the cast members of the second All in the Family episode, including Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz, who return in their roles from the first event. Kevin Bacon, Jesse Eisenberg and Justina Machado have also joined the All in the Family second episode. The Jeffersons cast from the first special included Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Anthony Anderson, Kerry Washington, Amber Stevens West, Jovan Adepo and more.
Washington, who played Helen Willis in The Jeffersons special, has joined the executive producer team which also includes Kimmel, Lear, Justin Theroux, Brent Miller and Will Ferrell.
“The holiday season is the perfect time for families to come together and enjoy another Live in Front of a Studio Audience special on ABC. Only Jimmy and Norman can top what they accomplished the first time. From the superstar talent to the unforgettable music and the richly deserved Emmy win, their collective vision has introduced a whole new generation of people to these groundbreaking and timeless stories–and now with Good Times as part of the lineup, this will surely be another can’t-miss television event,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, in an earlier statement.
The release date for the second live event has not been revealed.
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