Norman Lear Signs New Sony TV Deal, With Talks to Reboot ‘All in the Family’ and More Iconic Series

Pact includes the option to re-imagine “One Day at a Time” producer’s “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times”

Last Updated: July 27, 2018 @ 12:44 PM

The “One Day at a Time” reboot producer Norman Lear has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television, it was announced Friday.

The pact, made with Lear and his Act III Productions company, includes the option to reimagine some of Lear’s most iconic series, including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times,” “Maude and Mary Hartman,” and “Mary Hartman,” to name a few.

Sony already produces Lear’s reboot of “One Day at a Time” for Netflix, which is currently filming its third season. The series was developed by executive producer Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellet and inspired by Lear’s 1972 series of the same name.

The fresh take follows the life of Penelope (Justina Machado), a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life. In addition to Machado, the series stars EGOT winner Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell and Stephen Tobolowsky. Lear executive produces the series, along with Royce, Calderon Kellet, and Lear’s producing partner Brent Miller.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Brent and Norman.  Norman is an icon in our industry and it’s a dream come true to be working with him.  We’re excited to create more magic with Norman and Brent,” said SPT president Jeff Frost and co-presidents, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter.

“I couldn’t be prouder and more excited about joining Sony Pictures Television, who has the guts to go with a kid,” said Lear.

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