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ABC’s Latest Reboot Brings Back a ’60s Favorite — With a Big Difference

Aug 17, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A show that was a favorite in the 1960s is going to look a lot different when ABC brings it back. That’s because the planned reboot of the prime-time cartoon “The Jetsons” will be a live-action series this time around.

Deadline reports that the multicamera project received a put pilot commitment from the network, with Robert Zemeckis executive producing.

“The new version will be written by Gary Janetti, who has background in both multicamera and animated comedy series, having worked on NBC’s ‘Will & Grace’ and Fox’s ‘Family Guy,'” Deadline reports. “Warner Bros. TV, whose sibling Warner Bros. Animation absorbed Hanna-Barbera two decades ago, is the studio.”

The original series first aired on ABC back in 1962-63.

8 Comments

  1. Conan O’brien for George Jetson and Danny Devito for Mr Sprocket.

    • Absolutely DeVito for Sprocket!!

  2. But they have “no room on the schedule” for “Last Man Standing.”

    Riiight.

  3. PLEASE DON’T DO IT!!! IF ANYTHING, DO A FEATURE FILM ALA THE FLINTSTONES!!!! This is destined for disaster.

  4. I agree with BILL

    But they have “no room on the schedule” for “Last Man Standing.”

    Riiight.

  5. Hey if we are going to recycle everything because there are no new ideas – why not Peter Gunn, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Perry Mason. Let’s throw it all at the wall. Maybe something will stick.

  6. There was no Mr. Sprocket. His name was Mr. Spacely and his company was Spacely’s Sprockets.

  7. I would watch it. I hope they go through with it this time. They need just the right actors and actresses with a wholesome and decent look and voice, similar to the 1950’s and 1960’s tv shows. Please don’t forget the futuristic buildings and science-fiction theme.

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