Great news, everyone! Some Hollywood producers just came up with a completely original idea! Oh wait. No. My mistake. They’re remaking a a 1970s TV show that was already made into two movies earlier this decade.
ABC is close to giving a pilot order to a modern version of the classic 1970s TV actioner “Charlie’s Angels.” [...] Involved are original “Charlie’s Angels” producer Leonard Goldberg, who launched the series with Aaron Spelling in 1976, as well as Drew Barrymore, who starred in and produced the 2000 film version and its sequel. Sony Pictures TV is the studio…
Networks of late have found that it’s frequently a challenge to take on iconic franchises — and several recent reboots, such as “Knight Rider,” “Melrose Place” and “The Bionic Woman” have fallen short. But ABC is riding high this fall with its adaptation of another such property, “V.” That show bowed to boffo numbers, although it took a hit in week two. [Variety]
I love that second paragraph of the blockquote. “Networks have found that remakes don’t work, with only one exception. And that exception is going downhill quickly.” Hey, give the networks a break. New ideas are hard! It takes, like, thinking. And actually trying. Jesus, they worked almost six hours yesterday. Six! They barely had time for a massage!