Northern Exposure is the latest TV show to stage a comeback. A revival of the CBS dramedy that originally aired from 1990-95 is currently in development, according to Deadline. It could potentially join the network's fall TV lineup next year.
The series starred Rob Morrow as Dr. Joel Fleischman, a recent Columbia grad assigned to the tiny town of Cicely, Alaska, to work and pay off his school bills. Joel is itching to get back to the hustle and bustle of New York as soon as he can, but slowly starts to fall for Cicely and its "weird" inhabitants. The series won seven Emmys over its original run, including one for Best Drama Series.
The revival is said to be a continuation of the original series, with Morrow returning to the Fleishman role. The script takes Fleischman back to Cicely for the funeral of an old friend where he'll reunite with some of his old neighbors and meet some of the interesting new Cicely residents. Original series creators Joshua Brand and John Falsey are also attached and Brand is set to write the first script.
The cast recently reunited at the 2017 ATX Festival in Austin, Texas, where they all said they would be interested in bringing the show back to television. Northern Exposure joins Designing Women and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the list of old properties potentially coming back to television in some way. Of course, CBS also already has Murphy Brown, Magnum P.I., S.W.A.T., MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 on the air.
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