CBS developing pair of '70s shows

It's those '70s shows for CBS and Showtime, as the two networks are tapping the swinging era for a pair of new projects.

CBS is heading for the hills of the City by the Bay with a remake of The Streets of San Francisco, says The Hollywood Reporter, following the popular trend that has seen retro properties such as Knight Rider, Transformers, Beverly Hills, 90210, and The Bionic Woman refitted for the small and big screen.

The original drama, which ran from 1972 to 1977, followed a pair of San Francisco cops, played by Karl Malden and Michael Douglas, as they investigated incidents in the city. The reboot will stay true to the original, according to the show's writers.

CBS's pay-cable net, Showtime, is also going in the wayback machine with Studio, a drama focused on Studio 54, the infamous, drug-fueled disco club that was the place to be (and have sex) in New York City in the late 1970s.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Studio will focus on real-life club proprietor Steve Rubell's launching of Studio 54 and all the hedonistic naughty bits that went on behind closed doors.

The love-fest did not spread everywhere, though. Late last week, it was revealed that HBO was not renewing Tell Me You Love Me, its short-lived drama about several couples and their troubled relationships.

Elsewhere, ABC has picked up the US rights to the Canadian comedy 18 to Life. The show is about a pair of 18-year-old neighbors who get married on a dare.

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70s were good. More 70s
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to me this shows today we have to go back in time to have tv
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54 should be cool. Showtime has passed HBO in the "movie station turned original programing" category, as shown by the ending of what i thought was a terrible program in Tell me you love me.
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Yeah, studio sounds interesting and dirty for the airwaves. Could be either amazing or predictably normal and lame. I hope the former.
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Never seen the original Streets of San Francisco. I'll have to check out the new version when it comes out.
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So much of the success of the original Streets of San Francisco was due to the chemistry between Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. I'd be surprised if the new series could match that partnership. My fear would be that they would turn it into an ensemble drama like Ed O'Neill's L.A. Dragnet.
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some things are better left buried...... Studio sounds interesting though
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Please, no more with the remakes already.
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Does anyone remember the awful remakes of Dragnet and Kolchack: The Night Stalker?



It just doesn't work!
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Originality seems to have gone the way of the dodo.
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I'm going to try out 18 To Life. Rumor has it that Ellie from Degrassi: TNG is playing the lead female.
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The 70's were horrible... Ugh!
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I liked the original Streets of San Francisco. But I'm a little skeptic since a few remakes have fallen flat on their face. I would rather they have kept Journeyman which was also filmed in San Fran. :)
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Studio 54 sounds very interesting. I'm not to keen on seeing Streets of San Francisco being remade. The original was great and I don't think the remake will suceed much like the remake of The Bionic Woman.
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streets of sf was a good one back in the day
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I'll try Studio 54.
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Studio sounds intersting, sorry Tell Me You Love Me didn't get renewed, I liked that alot.
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well hope this means that swingers will stay on the air being they are copying it and the studio one sounds good not sure about the other one
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