The Greatest American Hero

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Why TV is Looking to the Big Screen For New Ideas

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.

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The Greatest American Hero Season 2

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Season 1, Episode 9
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The Greatest American Hero clip - starring William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Don Cervantes, Faye Grant, Michael Pare.

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Why TV is Looking to the Big Screen For New Ideas

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.

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Fox Might Reboot The Greatest American Hero

Believe it or not... Fox has given a put pilot commitment to The Greatest American Hero, which was created by legendary producer Stephen J. Cannell, Deadline reports.

21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will try their hand at rebooting the 1981 cult classic, serving as executive producers alongside Cannell's daughter, Tawnia McKiernan, and the pilot's writer Rodney Rothman.

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VIDEO: What Shows Are on Chris Hardwick's Watchlist?

It's no surprise that self-proclaimed TV nerd Chris Hardwick says The Walking Dead is his favorite show right now.

"Yes, Walking Dead [is] one of my favorite shows," Harwick says. "I host a show after it [Talking Dead] and I know you're probably like, 'You're just saying that because you host a show after that!' Maybe, or maybe not, [but] I wouldn't have hosted that show if Walking Dead wasn't one of my favorites."

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Hardwick, whose TV taste ranges from Walking Dead and Doctor Who to the '80s series Greatest American Hero, is currently working on his next project: voicing a snake for Nickelodeon's new animated show Sanjay and Craig (premieres Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m./9:30c).

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July Fourth Weekend TV Marathon Roundup

Too hot outside? If you'd rather spend July Fourth on a couch, there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup for the holiday weekend:

(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)

Monday, July 5
Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (3 p.m.-Midnight, Bravo)
Cake Boss marathon (6 a.m.-8 p.m., TLC) read more

Greatest American Hero Worship on July 4th

From 1981 to '83, The Greatest American Hero made a generation believe a man could fly — even as he often crash-landed. William Katt starred as the neurotic schoolteacher who gained superpowers from "the magic jimmies" bestowed upon him by aliens... read more

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Premiered: March 18, 1981, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Superhero spoof about an inept crimefighter with superpowers given to him by aliens. Trouble is, he lost the instruction manual. The show wasn't a hit, but the theme song, `The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not),' was. Stephen J. Cannell (`The A-Team') produced.

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