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May 12th, 2020 under 80s, Bill Lawrence, HBO Max


Back in the ’80s, if you were a teenager, then you were watching Head of the Class, a sitcom about gifted students who were all in the same high school class. The honor students made being smart in school look cool. Thus, you and your friends would debate after each episode if you were a Simone or a Darlene, or who was cuter Arvid or Alan? We also all wished our teacher was as awesome Mr. Moore. It is such a timeless sitcom that it still airs in syndication now.

Having said all of that, it makes sense that someone would want to reboot it for the new millennium. That person is Undateable, Spin City, CougarTown, and Scrubs’ creator Bill Lawrence, and he is bringing back the show to HBO Max, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As much as I love that Lawrence is the person doing the remake, I personally like it better when reboots include the original cast. Therefore, I reached out to two of the cast members to see what they thought of the news.

Khrystyne Haje, who played the sweet girl next door Simone, told me, “I absolutely loved the whole Head of the Class experience. The show brought me so much joy & opportunity. Our cast was kismet. I was inspired by their talent and got some of the deepest friendships in my life as a result.” Then she added, “I also love the message of Head of the Class. It still needs to be shared. I’m grateful that it’s a show the family can watch together. Everyone can learn & laugh together. That. Is. The. Best.” You can still see Haje’s long red curls in several commercials and she just finished a movie that is in post-production.

Dan Frischman, who was the lovable nerd Arvid, said he thinks that it is, “Great that the show will have a new life with new students.” He is so looking forward to it, that he is offering to direct an episode. The actor directed some episodes of Sam & Cat. When he is not directing television shows and live theater, he has been entertaining us with his fun magic acts on YouTube. Believe me, you will want to check them out because they are mesmerizing.

He is not the only one who went on to do stuff behind the scenes. Brian Robbins, the bad boy on the show, is now the President of Nickelodeon. Before he got the job he created All That and its spinoffs, and One Tree Hill. Dan Schneider, who was always getting in trouble, came up with iCarly and Victorious.

Some of the classmates are still working in front of the camera, Tony O’Dell guest-starred on Cobra Kai, and Robin Givens is a regular on Riverdale.

Not only was the show successful, but so was the cast. Which is why I think we should start a petition for them to appear on the reboot. Since they graduated in 1991, it is time for their 30th reunion, which can be held, at Millard Fillmore High School in Manhattan. Take a look at the recent photo of them, and tell me they are not camera ready.

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