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ABC to Air ‘Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music And Laughter’ Special on Sept 22, 2022

Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music And Laughter

ABC will air “Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music And Laughter,” a special celebrating the 100th birthday of the TV legend, on September 22, 2022.

Here’s everything we know about it:


About the Show

The one-night-only celebration features intimate conversations, special performances and surprise reunions that pay homage to the man behind some of television’s greatest stories in celebration of his 100th birthday.

“I’ve always believed music and laughter have added time to my life. I’ve seen a lot throughout my 100 years, but I would’ve never imagined America having a front-row seat to my birthday celebration,” said Lear in a press release.


Scheduled Guests

It’s a long list of celebrities that will be appearing on the two-hour special to pay tribute to the entertainment icon.

Scheduled to appear are: Jennifer Aniston, Asante Blackk, George Clooney, Laverne Cox, Isabella Gomez, Emily Hampshire, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Kimmel, Rita Moreno, Ms. Pat, Jay Pharoah, Amy Poehler, Rob Reiner, Aida Rodriguez, Octavia Spencer, and George Wallace.

Special musical performances paying tribute to iconic sitcom theme songs will also be featured throughout the evening and will be performed by Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Ledisi, Justina Machado, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Amber Stevens West, Michelle Williams and more.

Norman Lear and friends

About Norman Lear

Norman Lear is an American television screenwriter, film and television producer, who has produced, written, created, or developed over 100 shows.

He helped define television in the 70s with series such as “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “Sanford and Son,” “One Day at a Time,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times.”

He also produced many classic films, such as “Stand By Me,” and “Princess Bride.”

More recently, Lear served as executive producer for the “One Day at a Time” reboot in 2017, and he’s set to executive produce a revival of “Who’s the Boss?”

He also has been a part of the recent “Live in Front of a Studio Audience!” specials on ABC.

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How to Watch

The star-studded evening airs on ABC this Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 9pm-11pm ET.

It will also be available the next day on Hulu.


Will you be watching this tribute to Norman Lear? Are you a fan of any of his shows? Let us know in the comments.

2 thoughts on “ABC to Air ‘Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music And Laughter’ Special on Sept 22, 2022”

  1. The local nfl football game will air in our market (Cleveland) on that date and time…will it be aired at a later date in Cleveland?

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