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Revolutionary Producer Norman Lear’s TV catalog to stream on Amazon Prime and IMDb TV

Norman Lear
Norman Lear is seen at “An Evening with Norman Lear”, presented by the Television Academy at the Montalban Theatre on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Hollywood. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Legendary producer Norman Lear has struck a new deal with Amazon Prime Video to stream all of his hit sitcoms.

Starting off with the Lear’s signature series “All in the Family”, “Good Times,” “Maude” and “One Day at a Time.”

Meanwhile, “Different Strokes” and “227” will launch on Amazon Prime Video. “The Jeffersons,” “Sandford & Son” and spinoff “Sanford” will be added to Prime Video later this year.

All will launch Thursday, July 15th, on either Prime Video or IMDb TV.

His work focused on tackling tough issues with a dose of humor. He also regularly created shows about characters of color and was one of the first television producers to cast performers with disabilities.

Lear who turns 99 on July 27, said in a statement “This is the best present a man entering his 100th year can have.”

This will make it very tempting for more studios to take chances on classic film and television catalogs.