All in the Family Reboot

All in the Family, Other Norman Lear Classics Eyed for Short-Run Reboots

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear says there has been “some talk” of rebooting All in the Family, The Jeffersons and other classic sitcoms — though with an important twist.

With Netflix’s Latino remake of his One Day at a Time set to premiere on Jan. 6, Lear told our sister site Variety that he and Sony Pictures Television have been having discussions about “redoing” All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude and Good Times “with today’s stars” — and only as six-episode batches, re-enacting select, classic episodes.

“It’s sort of tricky to figure out what the business of that is and … how it would work,” a Sony EVP told Variety of the miniseries concept. “But its something we’re trying to figure out.”

What do you think about this twist on the simple (and easily derided) “reboot” concept? Small-batch remakes of favorite episodes?