Reboots, Big Names and High Concepts Lead the Way in 2012 Development Season

Jan 4, 2012  •  Post A Comment

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.

Also on tap are updated versions of vintage TV titles “The Munsters” (NBC) “Bewitched” (CBS) and “The Flintstones” (Fox), the report notes.

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.

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