Coach is coming back to the sidelines to call a few more shots! Craig T. Nelson will return to NBC in a revival of the '90s sit-com that should be extremely solid. It ran from 1989 to 1997, and to be clear this is no reboot - rather, it will be a sequel to the popular original version.
The pitch for the show:
“Coach Hayden Fox, in the present day, has retired from coaching. He is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.”
The show hasn't yet been cast, outside of Nelson, but 13 episodes have been ordered and it will be filmed with a "multi-cam" structure. Barry Kemp, the original creator of the show, will write and executive produce.
Now that [Parenthood](series:749533) is coming to a close, Nelson will remain in the NBC family, and this recycling of previously successful content should lead to a hit. Or at least that's what NBC hopes.
Entertainment Weekly had a piece about it:
Here's a reminder of how hilarious this show used to get back in the day. Luther goes off on a tangent about how huge his players are getting... extrapolating about the dangers of people getting too big:
Could they bring any of these cast members back? Here's what they looked like then and how they look now!
Kelly Fox (Played by Clare Carey)
Dauber Dybinski (Played by Bill Fagerbakke)
Coach Hayden Fox (Definitely returning, played by Craig T. Nelson)
Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam (Played by Jerry Van Dyke)
Christine Armstrong (Played by Shelley Fabares)
So what do you think?
(Via: Entertainment Weekly)