Legendary TV producer Norman Lear had quite a 2016. The 94-year-old was the subject of a feature documentary, “Norman Lear: Another Version of You,” was an executive producer on the Epix documentary series “America Divided,” and saw the remake of one of his classic shows, “One Day at a Time,” come to fruition at Netflix.
And, he says, he’s just getting warmed up for 2017. He’s been pitching a new show, “Guess Who Died,” for the past few years, and says he’s getting closer to selling and casting the sitcom. But as an activist, Lear is troubled by what this year meant for the country.
Also in this episode, we look at the new shows coming to TV this week, including Netflix’s mysterious “The OA,” and we say farewell to Alan Thicke.
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