Did you watch ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience? According to Deadline, the network is planning on expanding the TV special into an event series.
The special, which debuted in May, featured live recreations of All in the Family and The Jeffersons with a celebrity cast that included Wanda Sykes, Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Ellie Kemper, Jovan Adepo and Woody Harrelson.
ABC executive Karey Burke recently revealed the network is interested in making Live in Front of a Studio Audience an event series since the first one performed so well in the ratings:
It is something that we looked at as a franchise if it worked, and we didn’t know if it would work. We didn’t know if people would still care and it was nice they did. With something like that we would look to return it, not on a weekly basis, I think these things are tentpoles around which we can build sustaining weekly scripted programming, to use as a big circulation play.”
What do you think? Did you enjoy Live in Front of a Studio Audience? Which shows would you like to see recreated?