PBS plans “An American Family: The Final Episode” focusing on Lance Loud’s final days.

PBS plans “An American Family: The Final Episode” focusing on Lance Loud’s final days.
Nearly 30 years after the series first aired, PBS will air a follow-up special, called An American Family: The Final Episode. It chronicles the final days of series star Lance Loud, who died in Dec. but first asked the series’ original directors to record the follow-up footage. He wanted to “lay to rest certain myths” about himself and his relationship with his family.

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In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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