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ABC Announces Two New “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” Specials in 2019-20
This winter, Jimmy Kimmel will once again team up with television icon Norman Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux to provide the next installment of the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” with a live holiday special event. A third “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special will air spring 2020. There is no confirmation what Norman Lear sitcoms will be featured.
ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and “The Jeffersons’” premiered on Wednesday, May 22, with an average audience of 10.4 million viewers and a 1.8 rating/9 share in adults 18-49.
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” will be produced by Kimmelot, ACT III Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions, D’Arconville and Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux will executive produce.
ABC to Offer “The Little Mermaid” Special
In honor of its 30 the anniversary, “The Wonderful World of Disney” and ABC are proud to present a spectacular, live musical event showcasing “The Little Mermaid.” The logline: This special tribute to the original animated classic and its timeless music will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. This never-before-seen hybrid format will intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Broadway stage version.
Howard Ashman’s film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the special.
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