Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Jeffersons’ special will air in May

(CNN)Jimmy Kimmel’s long-awaited live sitcom special, recreating “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” now has an air date and all-star cast. Kimmel is set to co-host the event with legendary television producer Norman Lear, who created the shows back in the 1970s. “The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear,” Kimmel said in a statement. “To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved.” Lear noted that it has been “said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the ’70s and would not work today.” “We …