Jennifer Aniston and Amy Poehler Team Up to Celebrate TV Legend

Aniston and Poehler will help arguably the most figure in TV history by helping him celebrate his 100th birthday.

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Norman Lear, this is your life.

Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter is such a big deal, ABC will broadcast it as a two-hour special on a day to be determined in September.

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Jennifer Aniston and Amy Poehler will help arguably the most figure in TV history by helping him celebrate his 100th birthday.

Craig Erwich, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president, discussed the program in a recent statement.

“Norman’s illustrious career is revered by so many, and we are honored to be celebrating his legacy with this special night of entertainment,” Erwich said. “We have been lucky to work with Norman on a number of projects over the years, and it’s only fitting that his centennial birthday be marked by the biggest names in Hollywood raising a glass to toast, and perhaps gently roast, the television icon.”

Lear also commented on the event.

“I’ve always believed music and laughter have added time to my life,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot throughout my 100 years, but I would’ve never imagined America having a front-row seat to my birthday celebration. Thank you, ABC. Thank you, Done & Dusted. Even, This, I get to experience.”

Norman Lear: TV Royalty

It’s impossible to overstate Lear’s impact on TV and pop culture. He is the man behind All in the Family, Good Times, The Jeffersons and more of TV’s biggest shows ever.

ABC said Lear attracted 120 million viewers on a weekly basis to TV shows in the 1970s and ’80s.

Lear’s accolades are too numerous to count. He won the Kennedy Center Honor in 2017. Additonally, he notched the National Medal of Arts in 1999 and the Peabody Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Finally, Lear nabbed six Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe.

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