An exhaustive list of Norman Lear's television and radio productions

Folks, we lost a real one.

Norman Lear shifted the culture, perhaps more than any other media figure in history. It was his encouragement and direction that urged writers to constantly push television forward as an important medium. His pursuit of truth was broadcasted through the characters that populated his shows, and millions of American living rooms were enlightened by his bold approach.

To best illustrate just how incredibly massive Lear's contribution to American culture was, here is, without further editorializing, a list of his credits, as pulled from his own website.

Count how many you've seen and let us know which was your favorite in the comments section below.


Ford Star Revue (with Jack Haley): 1950-51; TV, Weekly; NL/Ed Simmons, writers

Colgate Comedy Hour (Martin and Lewis): 1950-53; TV, Weekly; NL/Ed Simmons, writers

Martin and Lewis: 1950-53; Radio; NL/Ed Simmons, writers

Martha Raye Show: 1954-56; Radio; NL/Ed Simmons, writers

Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: 1957; TV, Weekly; NL writer

George Gobel Show: 1957-59; TV, Weekly; NL writer

The Deputy (with Henry Fonda): 1959-61; TV Series; NL/Roland Kibbee, writers

TV Guide Award Show: 1960; TV Special; NL/Tom Koch, writers

Bobby Darin and Friends: 1961; TV Special; NL writer/Producer/Director

Danny Kaye Show: 1961; TV Special; NL/Hal Kantor, writers

Andy Williams Show: 1962; TV Special Series; NL writer, Bud Yorkin Director

Henry Fonda and the Family; 1962; TV Special; NL/Tom Koch, writers

An Evening with Carol Channing: 1966; TV Special; Tandem Production (NL/Bud Yorkin)

Robert Young and the Family: 1971; TV Special; Tandem Production (NL/Bud Yorkin)

All in the Family: 1971-79; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL, writing supervision

Maude: 1972-78; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL, writing supervision

Sanford and Son: 1972-78; TV Series; Produced by NL

Duke Ellington … We Love You Madly: 1973; TV Special; Tandem / T.A.T

Good Times: 1974-79; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL, writing supervision

The Jeffersons: 1975-86; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL

One Day at a Time: 1975-84; TV Series; Created, Developed, Produced by NL

Hot L Baltimore: 1975; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL

All’s Fair: 1976-77; TV Series; Produced by NL

The Nancy Walker Show: 1976; TV Series; Created by NL

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: 1976-77; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL

A Year at the Top: 1977; TV Series; Produced by NL

The Dumplings: 1977; TV Series; Produced by NL

All That Glitter: 1977; TV Series; Developed by NL

Fernwood 2Night: 1977; TV Series; Created by NL

Forever Fernwood: 1977; TV Series

Sanford Arms: 1977; TV Series; Production Supervisor

America 2Night: 1978; TV Series

Apple Pie: 1978; TV Series; Created by NL

In the Beginning: 1978; TV Series; Developed by NL

The Baxters: 1979; TV Series

Hanging In: 1979; TV Series; Produced by NL

Palmerstown: 1980-81; TV Series; Developed/Produced by NL

I Love Liberty: 1982; TV Special; Created, Developed, Written, Produced by NL

a.k.a. Pablo: 1984TV Series; Created by NL

E R (aka Recovery Room): 1984; TV Series; TAT/Embassy

Heartsounds: 1984; Movie made for TV; Created/Produced by NL

Sunday Dinner: 1991; TV Series; Produced by ACT III / NL

All in the Family 20th Anniversary: 1991; TV Special Produced by ACT III / NL

The Powers That Be: 1992-93; TV Series; Produced by ACT III / NL

704 Hauser 1994; TV Series; Produced by ACT III / NL

Channel Umptee-3: 1997; TV Series; Produced by ACT III / NL

America Divided: 2016-18; TV Docu-Series; Produced by ACT III / NL

One Day at a Time: 2017-20; TV Series; Produced by ACT III / NL

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and The Jeffersons: 2019; TV Special; Produced by ACT III / NL

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times: 2019; TV Special; Produced by ACT III / NL

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes: 2021; TV Special Produced by ACT III / NL

Clean Slate*: 2024; TV Series; Produced by Act III / NL

Good Times: Black Again*: 2024; TV Animated Series; Produced by Act III / NL



*currently in development when Lear passed away