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November 20th, 2018 under Revivals-Reboots. [ Comments: none ]

Remember when NBC announced that they were doing a Coach reboot and you were like no asked for it? That is how I feel about the report that CBS is working on a Northern Exposure reboot with Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) returning to Cicely, Alaska for a funeral.

Back in the ’90s, this was a hot show, but I don’t even think that it is playing in syndication anymore. In order for a reboot or a revival to work, it needs to still be in people’s memories. Without it, you will have another Coach. Where is that reboot?


You take the good. You take the bad. Do you want to take a Facts of Life reboot?
August 3rd, 2018 under Jessica Biel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Revivals-Reboots, The Facts of Life. [ Comments: none ]

Since it seems like every sitcom from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s is being rebooted these days, why wouldn’t someone want to do the same for The Facts of Life? According to Deadline, Sony is working on one.

You will never believe who is producing it? Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel. That is as big of a story as the show itself. I mean shouldn’t he be working on Growing Pains and shouldn’t she be pitching Seventh Heaven? How did they get involved with this show?

Let’s get back to the sitcom, you cannot bring it back without Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn and Kim Fields. Without them, it is just a show about kids going to an all-girls private school.

Why call a show a reboot when maybe all it will have in common with the original is that the school will be called Eastland? I am so over fake reboots that are more their own show than the one it is based on.


Could ALF be the next show to come back?
August 1st, 2018 under Revivals-Reboots. [ Comments: 5 ]

Back in 1990, NBC abruptly cancelled ALF and we never found out what happened to our favorite cat-eating alien lifeform. Now, 28 years later, Warner Bros is shopping around a reboot of the show, where ALF returns to Earth and lives with a new family as a possible scenario.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, three of the original writers are on board to bring ALF back to life. If the original writers are working on it, then what about at least one person from the original cast. I get why Max Wright cannot do it, but what about everyone else?

Whether they are involved or not, I would still watch. I love that furry guy. I just hope that the show goes to a streaming site over a broadcast because they will give it more freedom.

Would you watch an updated version of ALF?


Do you want a reboot of Frasier with just Frasier?
July 25th, 2018 under Kelsey Grammer, Revivals-Reboots. [ Comments: 1 ]

Now that it looks like the Mad About You revival is not happening, that means another one has to go in its place. According to Deadline, Kelsey Grammer and CBS TV Studios are shopping around the idea of him bringing back Frasier. Just him in a new city with a new cast of characters. Since his dad (John Mahoney) and dog are, sadly, no longer with us, I get why they would not be involved. But what about the others?

Frasier was not just about him, it was an ensemble. If it was just him, it would have gotten cancelled during the first season. I mean think of it this way. Since then he has been part of several shows, and the longest one lasted just 18 episodes. I think that says it all. If you are going to do Frasier, we also need to have Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce and Peri Gilpin, without them there is no reason to do it.

Or do you think there is one?


Is West Wing the next revival?
July 12th, 2018 under Joshua Malina, Revivals-Reboots. [ Comments: none ]

Joshua Malina shared a photo of him eating dinner with the West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and castmates, Bradley Whitford and Janel Moloney, from the political drama and wrote, “Talking reboot.”

Since Malina is known as a huge prankster, we have to take the post with a grain of salt. Since there is salt on the table, that may or not answer the question.

Seriously though, I would love to see Sorkin work his magic again with this show in this era, but I do not want to see on a broadcast channel. I think it would do better on cable or streaming because they will have the freedom to take it to a place where NBC would never let him go. What do you think?


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