LOS ANGELES — Two notions from TV’s glory days, “All in the Family” and live television, will return – twice.
Jimmy Kimmel announced Monday that he’ll produce two more specials next season for ABC, one at Christmastime, the other next spring.
This season, Kimmel linked with Norman Lear and Will Ferrell to produce a live special using old scripts from “All in the Family” (shown here with Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei) and “The Jeffersons.” Those could be the shows included again – both are produced by Lear, 97 – but “everything isn’t tied down yet.”
Kimmel also told the Television Critics Association that:
— He’s producing a game show with “Survivor” producer Mark Burnett. “Generation Gap” has family members answering questions about another generation. A kid, for instance, tries to finish the sentence: “Make my ….”
— His latenight show will return to Brooklyn for the week of Oct. 21. “We love touring, but it’s very expensive,” he said. He also said one day he’d like to do a show in Dildo. That’s an unincorporated town (population 1,200) in the Canadian province of Newfoundland.
— He did think about ending his show after this season, his 17th. Instead, he signed for three years.
— No, he won’t run for political office; “I don’t have the patience.” But he is careful to remind Burnett (the former “Apprentice” producer) “that he’s responsible fo putting that monster” in the White House.
— And he misses the notion of an opening monolog for the Oscars and Grammys and such. Kimmel, in 2018, was the last Oscar host. “I personally remember Billy Crystal and Steve Martin …. I wasn’t that interested in the acting awards, but I wanted to see what they had to say.”