Norman Lear, a TV icon and titan, has passed at the age of 101. The screenwriter and producer changed the landscape of television with his hit TV series as well as the medium of the sitcom as a whole. Lear did this by including political and social work into his storytelling which opened up the breadth of what programming could talk about, discuss, and bring to the attention of the at-home audience.
Best known for The Jeffersons, All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and One Day at a Time, Lear revolutionized television. Norman Lear’s shows became household favorites that have endured for decades and continue to be introduced to new viewers every day. Pluto TV is honoring Lear with a marathon that starts Wednesday, Dec. 6, giving longtime fans of his work and those interested in watching his series the opportunity to stream some of them for free.
Starting at 7 p.m. ET the following Pluto TV channels will be running marathons:
- Classic TV: Families – All in the Family
- Classic TV Comedy – Maude
- Black Classics – Sanford and Son followed by The Jeffersons
You don’t need an account to use the site or its app. However, if you do sign-up, you’ll receive updates on the new shows and movies being added to the streaming platform each month. You’ll also be able to sync your favorites and watchlist across devices so you can pick up where you left off on what you were watching and keep track of what you’d like to watch next.
Pluto TV is entirely free so if you’ve cut the cord, or you’re interested in having access to a plethora of content 24/7 without paying a subscription (and you don’t mind ads), it’s the destination spot for your television and movie needs. Tune into their Norman Lear marathon and pay homage to a TV great whose work continues to touch the hearts of many and make us laugh.