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TV's latest do-over: Partridge Family

Pardon me if I sound like a broken record, but here we go again.

The fat cats in television land are once again looking backward to move forward, as fresh ideas in Hollywood are about as common as a television executive with a clue. Remakes, reimaginations, reboots, redos, redux, or whatever you want to call them are hot hot hot right now, and the latest to join the group is The Partridge Family.

Reveille Productions, the studio that gave the world The Office, Ugly Betty, and more, is working with Geffen Records to shovel out a Partridge Family remake, according to Variety. The new version will be set in modern times, with a tongue-in-cheek approach to the show (perhaps like the Brady Bunch movies?).

The new Partridge Family doesn't yet have a home and is currently being shopped around networks, but don't be surprised if NBC scoops it up (if NBC boss and Reveille founder Ben Silverman can lift his hungover head off his pillow and do some work for once). Silverman is a sucker for remakes (it was his brilliant idea to bring back Knight Rider), and he still has close ties to Reveille.

The Partridge Family do-over spilled from the minds of Geffen and Reveille execs, who were looking for a way to make a show around a family that's in the music business. Instead of actually using their noodles, their genius opted to rehash an old 1970s show. Seriously, they get paid for this?

The original totally groovy Partridge Family aired on ABC from 1970 to 1974. The premise followed a mother and her five kids as they tried to break into the music business. The show starred Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, and superhottie Susan Dey.

VH1 actually tried to resurrect The Partridge Family with The New Partridge Family in 2005, and it's one-episode run apparently left quite an impression. What's that thing about history repeating itself?

If anyone thinks this is a good idea, please comment below! Likewise, if anyone thinks this is a horrible idea, please comment below!

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Way to go "Original Idea"!!!

I'm sorry but I remember watching the original as a rerun and I didn't like it enough then. I'd rather they remake Leave It To Beaver in stead.
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crazier ideas have worked.
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once again instead of being creative the take the lazy way out
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Or they could just not...
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Horrible idea.
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Sounds terrible, I'm not surprised then that the Network Executives are so keen on the idea. Get a clue!
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The Partridge Family was a pretty funny show but I'm not planning to watch the updated version. IMO, the only shows that should be remade are those that weren't do right the first time.
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Oh cool, now Laurie can sport a nose and tongue ring, Keith can be bald headed and tattooed, Danny can be gay Tracie sassy and precocious. I can't wait! Not
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BAD idea. The Partridge Family in 2008(?). It can not work. They will have to "update" it (hmmm, the Lost in Space movie leaps to mind) which will COMPLETELY ruin the kitsch and charm. Face it, PF, Brady Bunch, etc. were good, clean fun. TV is almost completely smut and violence now - which sucks as much as this remake idea.
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The original PF was actually pretty funny. I liked it much more than the Brady Bunch back in the first run.
And honestly, please no more reality television, NO Surviver or Big brother or American Idol............ENOUGH.....oh, and NO more CSI's of any kind, no more lawyer shows, tv is just horrible now, that's why nobody watches the emmy's
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Geesh, youve got be kidding me. Didnt they do this with the Brady Bunch? So the idea of redoing an old sitcom tongue in cheek isnt even original. I know Im not waiting for this show. Cmon, network television, you are dying, shouldnt you be trying something new for a change?
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Um... Gross... BTW... Knight Rider was horrible. The graphics and camera work sucked.
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T.V. has no originality now-a-days.
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That show was so horrible... Why make another one?
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Wow! With all of the people living in/around Los Angeles, It seems sad no one can find an original idea....ever....
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Television is getting old! I'm tired of re-makes and all that jazz! We need NEW!
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Come on! Stop reliving the past, and be original.
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Worst. Idea. Ever.
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