The Sheer Upfrontery

I wrote about this the other day, but after the major US networks did their upfronts this week, there’s even more to see on the reboot, remake, and revival scene. Let’s start with the re-something of the book, then movie Time After Time.

I’ve got quite a lot of time for Kevin Wliiliamson, and I seem to remember liking the Nicholas Meyer film that this is spawned from, but I don’t know where it’s going to go after the pilot. Maybe that’s a good thing.

I didn’t even know that the MacGyver reboot had moved into a pilot phase, let alone a full season commission.

I actually quite like the look of this, and the new MacGyver seems like a good bit of casting. So long as it doesn’t fall into the trap of parodying the original material, I will give this one a chance for sure.

Fox previewed their Exorcist reimagining.

Never liked the original movie (heresy to some I’m sure), so I’m a bit meh on this. The same can be said for the event program of this …

And on the CW (whatever that is), there’s a series based on the movie Frequency. And there’s the return of Prison Break on Fox.

As well as series based on Lethal Weapon.

That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of shows based on original concepts, though about half of them are time travel pieces, which is no bad thing.

So, what would you reboot, retool, or revive?

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