Well, what do you know? NBC is taking another shot at remaking a television property that's been collecting dust. The recently announced Partridge Family re-imagination has taken its song and dance over to NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The move to NBC isn't a big shocker (in fact some wise old man actually predicted it), given that the production house behind the new Partridge Family is Reveille, which has close ties with NBC and network boss Ben Silverman, who used to head up Reveille and loves him some remakes!
But the remake won't be a simple modern-day take on the '70s show.
"In the original, the kids actually recruited their mom to front the band, which I can't see happening in any family on this planet," screenwriter Jeff Rake said. "The new version will reflect what seems to me to be the more realistic family-band scenario these days: a struggling, sort of well-meaning mom pimping her kids in order to create a wholesome-slash-sexy cash cow." Billy Ray Cyrus, are you listening?
Rake also sold another show to Fox, this one a dramedy about a man who works for the Pentagon making high-tech gizmos that help national security. But instead of going through his department, he goes rogue and takes matters into his own hands.
The show is based on an idea by Mitch Hurwitz, who will produce, and will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, all three of whom worked together on the cult-favorite comedy Arrested Development.