Rush Hour, Big
In Hollywood, familiarity breeds content. That's been especially true in recent weeks as TV writers and executives raid film libraries, looking to adapt movies into primetime series.
Among projects now in development: CBS' take on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy-cop comedy Rush Hour (this time from Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence) and a comedy based on Paul Weitz's 2004 feature In Good Company. NBC is rebooting two comedies, Real Genius and Problem Child, as well as creating a sequel to Marley & Me.
Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York
Another day, another reboot.
The latest classic TV show that's the subject of revival talks is Bewitched, in conjunction with the show's 50th anniversary. The original fantasy series ran on ABC from 1964 to 1972.
Actress Arlene Martel, who guest-starred on Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, died Tuesday of complications from a heart attack in Santa Monica, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 78.
Jim Lange, who hosted The Dating Game for more than 10 years beginning in 1965, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, The Associated Press reports. He was 81.
Mary Grace Canfield and Eddie Albert
Mary Grace Canfield, who played carpenter Ralph Monroe on Green Acres, died Saturday of lung cancer at a hospice in Santa Barbara, Calif., her daughter told the Los Angeles Times.
Andrew Rannells, Honey Boo Boo
First, she took on Grey Gardens, and now The New Normal star Bebe Wood is coming for Honey Boo Boo.
The NBC comedy (Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c) is planning an homage to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo for its Halloween episode.
"Shania loves that show so they decide to go en masse as that family," co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.
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The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo homage comes weeks after Wood delivered a spot-on Grey Gardens impression in the series' third episode. "The one thing that I've been absolutely shocked by is how many people have stopped me or written me about the Grey Gardens stuff we did," Murphy said. "Bebe is such an eccentric exotic child and she...
ABC's Charlie's Angels redux didn't work, and NBC's new take on Wonder Woman never even made it to air. But just like the feature film world — where everything from Footloose to Conan the Barbarian has been recently updated — TV execs continue to mine the vaults in search of more classic titles to reboot.
Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York
Between the coven on True Blood and The CW's upcoming teen witch drama, The Secret Circle, don't we have enough witches on TV? CBS thinks not.
The network has ordered a script for a remake of the classic TV comedy Bewitched, Variety reports.
Dancing With The Stars
If you thought that dancing to iconic TV theme songs on Monday night's Dancing With the Stars would give the performers a leg up because they already knew the music, you'd be wrong.
In fact, most the Dancing pros — and at least one star — were either too young or living in a foreign country when American television hits such as Bewitched and Hill Street Blues were on the air. "I had no idea what that song was," says pro Cheryl Burke, who was born in 1984 and danced to Hill Street Blues, which aired from 1981-1987...
Nicole 'Snooki' and Mike 'The Situation', Mark Harmon
There's no better way to work off all that Memorial Day weekend BBQ than lounging on the couch watching endless hours of TV. (Exercise is overrated.) Check out our marathon roundup for the unofficial start of summer after the jump.