In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
- A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
- James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
- J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
- Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
- Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
- Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
- Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
- And more!
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Remember the Starsky and Hutch reboot we heard about last week? Amazon is already behind it, giving the project a script-to-series commitment. Executive producer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) is reportedly directing the pilot, which he’s co-writing with his brother, Brian Gunn (PG Porn), and cousin Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). However, eboot may me the wrong word for the project because, in a recent Facebook post celebrating the original series and the deal with Amazon, Gunn wrote it’s not a “reboot or a remake, but a continuation of the original series that would deconstruct the buddy cop show in a fun way.”
Below, read what Gunn had to say about the Starsky and Hutch reboot.
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Update: Variety has learned Amazon has picked up James Gunn’s Starsky & Hutch reboot. The show has received a script-to-series commitment from the streaming service. With Amazon, Gunn believes they “have the most freedom to create something that is different, challenges the audience, and that strays outside the parameters of genre from time to time.”
There’s no shortage of cops or procedurals to watch on television these days. If watching cops or detectives is your thing, CBS and TNT have you covered on a daily basis. One procedural we don’t have in our lives yet but would tune in for has James Gunn‘s (Guardians of the Galaxy) name on it: a reboot of the ’70s ABC classic Starsky & Hutch. Gunn is reportedly co-writing a pilot, which, if he’s available and all goes according to plan, he would direct. However, the filmmaker tweeted that there’s “some misinformation” going around regarding the planned reboot.
Below, learn more about the Starsky & Hutch reboot.
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