Ba­con joins live ‘All in the Fam­ily’

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS - By Hal Boedeker [email protected]­lan­dosen­

Get ready for new ways to fig­ure Six De­grees of Kevin Ba­con.

ABC’s next stag­ing of an “All in the Fam­ily” episode will fea­ture the pro­lific Ba­con in a guest role. The other guest stars in­clude Jesse Eisen­berg and Justina Machado.

ABC will mount “Live in Front of a Stu­dio Au­di­ence: ‘All in the Fam­ily’ and ‘Good Times’” at 8 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

Back as Archie Bunker will be Woody Har­rel­son. Os­car win­ner Marisa Tomei plays Edith Bunker again. The other re­turn­ing cast mem­bers in­clude El­lie Kem­per as Glo­ria Stivic and Ike Bar­in­holtz as Glo­ria’s hus­band, Mike, who’s also known as “Meat­head.”

Cast­ing for the “Good Times” episode will be an­nounced later, ABC said.

ABC scored a big suc­cess in May with “Live in Front of a Stu­dio Au­di­ence: Nor­man Lear’s ‘All in the Fam­ily’ and ‘The Jef­fer­sons’.” It was one of last sea­son’s big­gest sur­prises and a joy­ous TV event. The special was a re­minder of how provoca­tive and timely the 1970s sit­coms re­main. The special was nom­i­nated for three Em­mys and won for out­stand­ing va­ri­ety special (live). The special also drew more than 14 mil­lion view­ers across all plat­forms af­ter 35 days of play­back.

The ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers on the new special in­clude Lear, Jimmy Kim­mel, Kerry Washington, Will Fer­rell, Justin Th­er­oux and Jim Bur­rows.


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