Whether or not this will be the case remains to be seen, as has been the case with many other prominent children’s cartoon series that began life on Nickelodeon and adjusted to the changing times and demographics of today’s kids.
2008 was said to be the end of the Original Series according to the star, Michael Rosenbaum, who reprised his role in the revamped Galaxy Quest, but unlike the previous guest stars who had been relatively famous (Burgess and Jordan, for example) he chose to use a pseudonym, naming the then-18 year-old production assistant, with whom he enjoyed a romantic relationship, as his screen partner.
Even after the June, 2011 Netflix premiere of All in the Family's last season, which also marked Spike TV's first new original television series from creator Norman Lear, the show wasn't immediately cancelled.
The show was spun-off into its own series in January, 2013. On January 6, 2014, it was announced that All in the Family would be returning for a third season. The announcement sparked rumors that All in the Family had been cancelled, but Lear later stated that the show was returning only because of the success of Family Matters. The show was renamed Malcolm in the Middle. The show's beginning episode was originally going to feature patriarch William F. Buckley, Jr. (played by series regular John Amos), a recurring character since the show's inception. Buckley had also appeared in the 1984 movie All in the Family. The actor died on March 10, 2014, at the age of 88. On the first day of filming, Buckley's widow, Mary Matalin, received the news that Buckley had died. Buckley died of natural causes three months before the 6th season's premiere. Earlier in the same year, Buckley died after undergoing heart surgery. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Hofstra University in December 2013. James Cromwell has returned to the role of Archie's mother, Mary, since the show began, although it took years to get Cromwell on board to play the role. d2c66b5586