Sitcoms from the legendary producer Norman Lear will stream for the first time under a deal with Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV with Sony Pictures Television.
The pact starts with Lear’s signature series “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” “Maude” and “One Day at a Time” all launching this Thursday, July 15, on IMDb TV, which is Amazon’s advertiser-supported free streamer. Meanwhile, “Diff’rent Strokes” and “227” will launch on Amazon Prime Video. “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford & Son” and spinoff “Sanford” will be added to Prime Video later in the year.
Amazon touts the news as…
“The largest volume of Norman Lear complete series content ever available to stream. Norman Lear is a national treasure and his impact on television and popular culture is immeasurable. We are so honored to bring his classic television series to Prime Video and IMDb TV so new audiences and a new generation can laugh, enjoy and be inspired, like so many of us have been throughout the years.”
Lear, who turns 99 on July 27, said in a statement “This is the best present a man entering his 100th year can have.”