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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for creating, developing, and/or producing a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in TheSeventies, including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'', and (with Bud Yorkin) ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' among others. During his career he has been nominated for 13 UsefulNotes/{{Emmy Award}}s (winning five) and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, and received two Peabody Awards.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for creating, developing, and/or producing a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in TheSeventies, including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', and ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'', and (with Bud Yorkin) ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' among others. During his career he has been nominated for 13 UsefulNotes/{{Emmy Award}}s (winning five) and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, and received two Peabody Awards.


Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for creating, developing, and/or producing a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in TheSeventies, including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'', and (with Bud Yorkin) ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' among others. During his career he has been nominated for 13 UsefulNotes/{{Emmy Award}}s (winning five) and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, and received two Peabody Awards.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) 1922 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for creating, developing, and/or producing a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in TheSeventies, including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'', and (with Bud Yorkin) ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' among others. During his career he has been nominated for 13 UsefulNotes/{{Emmy Award}}s (winning five) and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, and received two Peabody Awards.


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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for creating, developing, and/or producing a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in TheSeventies, including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'', and (with Bud Yorkin) ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' among others.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-nominated American television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for creating, developing, and/or producing a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in TheSeventies, including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'', and (with Bud Yorkin) ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' among others.
others. During his career he has been nominated for 13 UsefulNotes/{{Emmy Award}}s (winning five) and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, and received two Peabody Awards.


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** Series/AllInTheFamily, Series/GoodTimes, Series/OneDayAtATime (both original and reboot), and Series/TheJeffersons were all more idealistic.

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** Series/AllInTheFamily, Series/GoodTimes, Series/OneDayAtATime ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' (both original and reboot), and Series/TheJeffersons ''Series/TheJeffersons'' were all more idealistic.



** ''Series/Maude'' on the other hand is clearly on the cynical end, despite the show still having some feel-good moments and heart.

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** ''Series/Maude'' ''Series/{{Maude}}'' on the other hand is clearly on the cynical end, despite the show still having some feel-good moments and heart.


* SignatureStyle: Sitcoms that often touched on issues of the time with little sugarcoating, featuring [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic male protagonists]] with sympathetic long suffering wives (or a long suffering son in the case of ''Series/SanfordAndSon''), sets that more resembled those stage plays than sitcoms, the occasional VerySpecialEpisode and usually opening credits that featured an EarWorm ThematicThemeTune and cameras panning over whatever city or town the series took place in.

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* SignatureStyle: Sitcoms that often touched on issues of the time with little sugarcoating, featuring [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic male protagonists]] with sympathetic long suffering wives (or a long suffering son in the case of ''Series/SanfordAndSon''), sets that more resembled those stage plays than sitcoms, the occasional VerySpecialEpisode and usually opening credits that featured an EarWorm a ThematicThemeTune and cameras panning over whatever city or town the series took place in.

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* ''Hot L Baltimore'' (1975)


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* ''The Dumplings'' (1976)


* ''All That Glitters'' (1977)



* ''All That Glitters'' (1977)

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* ''All That Glitters'' ''Series/AYearAtTheTop'' (1977)


Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered as amongst the best of their era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially-conscious SitCom, as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social and political issues of the day, and broke all sorts of taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'', at age 93. In May 2018, Nickelodeon announced the greenlit of an animated project by Norman Lear currently entitled ''Man of the House''. The new series will center around a 11 year old boy Jose as he helps his mother, Maria, raise his younger siblings while also trying to start a hip hop group with his eccentric "neighbor" from downstairs, Wilbur.

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Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered as amongst the best of their era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially-conscious SitCom, as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social and political issues of the day, and broke all sorts of taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) them); he also briefly entered the movie business with his acquisition of Embassy Pictures, before hitting a bit of a lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'', at age 93. In May 2018, Nickelodeon announced the greenlit of an animated project by Norman Lear currently entitled ''Man of the House''. The new series will center around a 11 year old boy Jose as he helps his mother, Maria, raise his younger siblings while also trying to start a hip hop group with his eccentric "neighbor" from downstairs, Wilbur.


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** ''704 Hauser'' could count as it takes place in the same house previously owned by the Bunkers, though the connections are minimal aside from a cameo of a grown-up Joey Stivic in the first episode.


Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered as amongst the best of their era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially-conscious SitCom, as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social and political issues of the day, and broke all sorts of taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'', at age 93. In May 2018, Nickelodeon announced the greenlit of an animated project by Norman Lear currently entitled "Man of the House". The new series will center around a 11 year old boy Jose as he helps his mother, Maria, raise his younger siblings while also trying to start a hip hop group with his eccentric "neighbor" from downstairs, Wilbur.

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Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered as amongst the best of their era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially-conscious SitCom, as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social and political issues of the day, and broke all sorts of taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'', at age 93. In May 2018, Nickelodeon announced the greenlit of an animated project by Norman Lear currently entitled "Man ''Man of the House".House''. The new series will center around a 11 year old boy Jose as he helps his mother, Maria, raise his younger siblings while also trying to start a hip hop group with his eccentric "neighbor" from downstairs, Wilbur.



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* ''Man of the House'' (TBA-)


Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered as amongst the best of their era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially-conscious SitCom, as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social and political issues of the day, and broke all sorts of taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'', at age 93.

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Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered as amongst the best of their era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially-conscious SitCom, as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social and political issues of the day, and broke all sorts of taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'', at age 93.
93. In May 2018, Nickelodeon announced the greenlit of an animated project by Norman Lear currently entitled "Man of the House". The new series will center around a 11 year old boy Jose as he helps his mother, Maria, raise his younger siblings while also trying to start a hip hop group with his eccentric "neighbor" from downstairs, Wilbur.


** Series/AllInTheFamily, Series/GoodTimes, and Series/TheJeffersons were all more idealistic.

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** Series/AllInTheFamily, Series/GoodTimes, Series/OneDayAtATime (both original and reboot), and Series/TheJeffersons were all more idealistic.


* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While arguably could be more on the cynical end, the heartfelt moments and decency and HiddenDepths of even the most UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist 's make the scale much more balanced.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While arguably could be more on Almost all of them are right in the cynical end, the middle. The heartfelt moments and moments, human decency and HiddenDepths of even the most UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist 's make the scale much more balanced.balanced.
** Series/AllInTheFamily, Series/GoodTimes, and Series/TheJeffersons were all more idealistic.
** ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' is the most neutral series of his.
** ''Series/Maude'' on the other hand is clearly on the cynical end, despite the show still having some feel-good moments and heart.

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