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Another Classic Sitcom Is Getting a TV Sequel — and This One May Surprise You

Sep 18, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A revered comedy series from the 1960s is in the works for a sequel, as unlikely as it might sound. Deadline reports exclusively that “Hogan’s Heroes” is being rebooted by Al Ruddy, the original show’s co-creator, along with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and Rough Pictures.

“The reimagined version will be a single-camera action adventure comedy series set in present day focusing on the descendants of the original heroes, now scattered around the world, who team up for a global treasure hunt,” Deadline reports. “Ruddy will executive produce with Rough House Pictures principals Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill and the company’s president of production Brandon James. Alix Jaffe and Adam Dunlap will oversee for VREG.”

The original series, which was co-created by Ruddy and the late Bernard Fein, ran for six seasons on CBS, from 1965-1971, producing 168 episodes. The show was popular and generally well-received, with Werner Klemperer winning two Emmys for his portrayal of Col. Klink.

But “Hogan’s Heroes” also has drawn criticism from some observers over the years for making it appear that life in a German POW camp during World War II was “fun.”

4 Comments

  1. Hmmm….No

  2. “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!”

  3. This show was entertaining and we’ll casted. When other stars say in their trailors in between takes, cast of Hogan’s sat on set in support. Everyone knew their lines and never needed lines fed to them. Also the actor who played Hochstoter was an accomplished banjo picker. Won many trophies. Bob Crane was a great drummer and Larry Hovis sang.

  4. The series was fabulous, an example of creativity before too much “political correctness” reared its ugly head. By the way, it was inspired, in part, by the Oscar-winning film “Stalag 17.” A comedy set in a POW camp? Oh, guess that means you can’t have one about the Korean war (MASH), or the “Civil” war (F Troop). Get over it, folks!

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