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?
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