Kevin Hart & John Lithgow among those cast in ABC’s Live Diff’rent Strokes

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Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel are bringing back Live In Front of a Studio Audience with live episodic reenactments of the classic sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. While The Facts of Life is still figuring out its cast, Diff’rent Strokes has already found its full lineup.

Kimmel revealed the cast on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the live reenactment will be led by Kevin Hart in the role of Arnold (previously played by Gary Coleman) and John Lithgow as Mr. Drummond. The cast will also feature Ann Dowd as Mrs. Garrett and Damon Wayans as Willis. Returning as producers for the event are Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux, Jim Burrows, and Brent Miller.

Live In Front of a Studio Audience began in the spring of 2019 when stars such as Woody Harrelson, Violas Davis, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Bacon, and Martin Short recreated memorable episodes of Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons. Later that year, another episode of All in the Family was reenacted for a live audience along with a recreation of Good Times.

Will YOU be watching this live event? Live in Front of a Studio Audience featuring Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life premieres on December 7, 2021.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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