Monday, December 19, 2016

Good Times and The Jefferson Return to TV?


Veteran television producer Norman Lear exploring a re- imagination of 70s TV series Good Times and The Jeffersons...

From Variety,
...The idea currently being discussed by Lear and Sony executives would be to have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies. The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions.

12 comments:

erijoey3 said...

WHY??? here's a thought hire black,hispanic and asian writers and come up with original shows featuring black,hispanic, and asian actors.

Anonymous said...

I'm open to both ideas but how will The Jefferson's work? We all know wealthy black men don't marry black women.....

And Michael most definitely needs to be gay in Good Times remake.

Anonymous said...

If he does do that, I hope that at least sits down and talks with black people to at least get an accurate representation this go around.
All black folks do not live in the projects and all are not poor. So let's see if he can get it right this time. Sick of white folks guessing at how to portray us instead of actually trying to sit down with some to get at least a feel for an accurate portrait....

WTF???!!!!! said...

A re-imagination my ass!! They need to leave well enough alone. Those legendary shows were timeless and perfect just the way they are. No need to redo a damn thing. I won't be supporting that shit.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that my 2 yr old niece loves The Jeffersons. She even knows the song Moving on Up word for word :-D

Anonymous said...

@1:39 - The majority of Hollywood has sold their souls, and when one chooses to do that you lose your gift of creativity. (That's why Jay-Z's rhymes are so wack and Kanye's albums are downright terrible.

All these "reboots" are indicative of something. And 2:15 is right, they just want to perpetuate stereotypes.

Anonymous said...

how could anyone play george jefferson or JJ but the sherman and jimmy.

Anonymous said...

No.

Anonymous said...

The dad from the show who played james evans ho is currently "allegedly gay" said in a interview that he was killed of the show because they basically want to mock black folks and have jj shucking and jiving and acting a fool when he wanted to steer the show to what was really goingon ith blacks which was serious. Sad part about it is no one in the cast said a word or stuck together to save james character.

Anonymous said...

Firstly, Norman:
don't have James married to the older sister of his grandmother's best friend. This way, you won't have to add powder to his hair after a few episodes. gds...

Anonymous said...

Noooooo! Leave it alone! I don't really watch television like that, so I'm not sure about this, but if they're not already on in syndication, then just rerun the original shows and leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Slave movies and now this... perpetrating the same sterotypes....Hollywood telling us what they think.

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