Even though some reboots failed this year — "Charlie’s Angels" and "Prime Suspect" come to mind — the networks aren’t ready to give up on the strategy just yet. Many of the hottest projects in development for the 2012-13 season are remakes, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
Among the "most headline-grabbing shows" are a reboot of "The Rifleman" at CBS; a TV version of "Anger Management" for FX, starring Charlie Sheen; and "Source Code," a CBS project based on a 2011 film, the story says.
An untitled project from comedian Sarah Silverman at NBC has also received a lot of attention. Other projects include a Muppets-style sitcom called "The New Neighbors" at NBC and "Under the Dome" at Showtime, which is based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel about a Maine town trapped under an invisible dome, the piece adds.
NBC also has shows in the works built around movie “monsters” Frankenstein and Hannibal Lecter, along with a TV version of the 1984 theatrical hit “Romancing the Stone” and yet another retro project, “Valley of the Dolls,” the story notes.