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Norman Lear Shows and TV Series

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All Norman Lear shows list, featuring TV series created by Norman Lear, with pictures from the show when available. Series and programs made by TV creator Norman Lear are listed below alphabetically, with additional information such as when the show first aired and what network it aired on. What are all of the Norman Lear TV creations? This series list includes any shows that Norman Lear co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on.

List is made up of a variety of shows, including All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

This list of television shows features programs produced, written, and adapted by Norman Lear. This list answers the questions, "What shows did Norman Lear create?" and "How many shows has Norman Lear created?"

These shows may not have all aired in the same country, but they were all created or co-created by Norman Lear. {#nodes}
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  • 704 Hauser

    Maura Tierney, John Amos

    Premiered1994

    GenresSitcom

    704 Hauser is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from April to May 1994. A spinoff of All in the Family, the series is built around the concept of a black family, the Cumberbatches, moving into the...  more
  • a.k.a. Pablo

    Mario Lopez, Katy Jurado

    Premiered1984

    GenresSitcom

    a.k.a. Pablo is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March to April 1984....  more
  • All That Glitters

    Linda Gray, Eileen Brennan

    Premiered1977

    GenresSoap opera, Sitcom, Drama

    All That Glitters is an American situation comedy television series by producer Norman Lear. It consisted of 65 episodes and aired between April 18 and July 15, 1977 in broadcast syndication. The...  more
  • All's Fair

    Bernadette Peters, Richard Crenna

    Premiered1976

    GenresSitcom

    All's Fair is an American television situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1976 to 1977. The show co-stars Richard Crenna as a conservative political columnist, Bernadette Peters as a liberal...  more
  • America 2-Night

    Charlton Heston, Rob Reiner

    Premiered1978

    GenresSitcom, Satire

    America 2Night is a talk show parody that ran in syndication in 1978. Produced by Norman Lear, it is actually the second season of "Fernwood 2Night". The locale has been moved to California to make...  more
  • Apple Pie

    Rue McClanahan, Dabney Coleman

    PremieredSeptember 23, 1978

    GenresSitcom

    Apple Pie is an American television sitcom that was broadcast on the ABC network from September 23, 1978 until September 30, 1978. It is based on the play Nourish the Beast, by Steve Tesich, who won...  more
  • Archie Bunker's Place

    Carroll O'Connor, Danielle Brisebois

    PremieredSeptember 23, 1979

    GenresSitcom

    Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor,...  more

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  • Fernwood 2 Night

    Martin Mull, Fred Willard

    Premiered1977

    GenresSitcom, Satire

    Fernwood 2 Night was a comedic television program that ran from July 1977 to September 1977. It was created by Norman Lear and produced by Alan Thicke as a spin-off/summer replacement from Mary...  more
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All In the Family and The Jeffersons

    Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell

    Premiered2019

    A one-night-only sitcom special hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear featuring live performances of two of Lear's most popular shows, 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'.

  • Maude

    Bea Arthur, Bill Macy

    PremieredSeptember 12, 1972

    GenresSitcom

    Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 23, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken,...  more

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  • Mr. Dugan

    Cleavon Little, Dennis Burkley

    GenresSitcom

    Mr. Dugan is an American sitcom about a black Congressman that was scheduled to air in March 1979 on CBS, but was pulled at the last minute and never shown....  more
  • Sanford and Son

    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson

    PremieredJanuary 14, 1972

    GenresSitcom

    Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, running...  more

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  • The Deputy

    Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1959

    GenresWestern

    The Deputy is an American western series that aired on NBC from September 1959, to July 1961. The series stars Henry Fonda as Chief Marshal Simon Fry of the Arizona Territory and Allen Case as Deputy...  more
  • The Facts of Life

    Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel

    PremieredAugust 24, 1979

    GenresSitcom

    The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest running sitcoms of the 1980s. A spin-off...  more

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  • The Jeffersons

    Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford

    PremieredJanuary 18, 1975

    GenresSitcom

    The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T....  more

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  • The Nancy Walker Show

    James Cromwell, Nancy Walker

    Premiered1976

    GenresSitcom

    The Nancy Walker Show is an American situation comedy which aired on ABC from September 30, 1976 until December 23, 1976. The series, produced by Norman Lear, was a starring vehicle provided to Nancy...  more
  • All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    PremieredJanuary 12, 1971

    GenresSitcom

    All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place,...  more

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