Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes Get in Character for ‘The Jeffersons’ Remake

Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes in The Jeffersons Preview (Credit: ABC)

Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes are getting ready to move on up in ABC’s primetime special Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’

The network released a promo on Twitter Sunday showing the stars on set talking about recreating the two iconic sitcoms.

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The live event will include one new episode of All in the Family and one new episode of its spinoff, The Jeffersons. Norman Lear, who created the series for CBS in the 1970s, will host and executive produce along with ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

Foxx and Sykes play George and Louise Jefferson. Will Ferrell stars as their friend Tom Willis, Kerry Washington plays Helen Willis and Justina Machado will portray their housekeeper Florence Johnston.

The Jeffersons (Credit: CBS)
The late Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley played Louise and George Jefferson (Credit: CBS)

The All in the Family portion stars Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, with Marisa Tomei as his wife Edith.

Other cast members include Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

Watch the clip above for a look at the cast. Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ airs on ABC, Wednesday, May 22, from 8-9:30 PM ET.

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