ABC Orders a Live Sitcom Special from Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux

theroux-kimmelJimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux are teaming up for a special in the works at ABC. The network announced today that it’s ordered an hourlong live “sitcom special” from Kimmel and Theroux. The untitled special — referred to as Untitled Kimmel and Theroux Project in the press release — will “bring viewers classic sitcom scripts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, to be acted out live by today’s biggest names in comedy.” The special will be taped in front of a live studio audience and will air sometime during the 2017/2018 broadcast season. “I spent most of my childhood in front of a TV set, obsessively watching comedies from great producers like Norman Lear, Jim Burrows, James L. Brooks and Garry Marshall,” said Kimmel on the project. “This is a way for a new generation of viewers to discover these classics and a new generation of actors to play characters they love, live in front of a studio audience.”

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