The 2018 TV season is increasingly seen as a collection of the best shows of 1988.
CBS has just ordered pilots for restarts of primetime classics cops Magnum P.I. and Cagney and Lacey .
In addition to the news this week, ABC is rebooting The Greatest American Hero with a pilot order (and an American Indian woman as lead), CBS has ordered a rebirth of 13 episodes of Murphy Brown (with the star of the original series Candice Bergen on board), and The CW is restarting Bewitched (with a feminist witch "tearing" for the "turn" of patriarchy. , is ABC's resurgence of Roseanne on March 27.
For Magnum PI the new version is described as "an update of the classic television series set in Hawaii [that] follows Thomas Magnum, a former decorated Navy SEAL who, returning home from Afghanistan, again uses his military skills to become a private investigator. "The original Magnum starred Tom Selleck and it worked from 1980-88. Hawaii veterans Five-O Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are the showrunners in the update.
While Cagney and Lacey restart sounds quite similar to the original, except in Los Angeles instead of New York: "In this reboot of the iconic series, two female policemen, detectives and friends keep the streets from LA safe. "The original starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly and ran from 1981-88. Bridget Carpenter ( Friday Night Lights ) is the showrunner.
CBS has some success on the restart front of the crime series in recent years with [Five-O Hawaii while NBC scored this season while bringing Will & Grace . Even so, although the reboots provide a valuable perception of the spectator in a show in the middle of an increasingly crowded market, they are by no means sure of success (see reboot of The CW Dynasty last season , that bombed). 19659002] CBS also ordered other new pilots: Chiefs ("The professional and personal lives of three motivated, successful, but very different women who are police chiefs of their own precincts in Los Angeles County" ), the comedy Fam ("The dreams of a woman of a righteous life with her new fiancé and her distinguished family vanish when her younger sister, shipwrecked on the train comes to live with her for escape from a father's train accident "), comedy Here Comes the Neighborhood (" The most friendly guy in the Midwest moves his family to a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone appreciates his neighborhood extreme "), and the comedy Pandas in New York (" A family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City embarked on a project to organize the life of their youngest son, without know that he has made his own plans nes ").