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Enterprise is Great October 24 2013 06:29 PM

NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well...
 
NBC To Reboot ‘Murder, She Wrote’ With Octavia Spencer Starring

I guess that NBC will keep rebooting stuff until one of them actually sticks.

Aragorn October 24 2013 06:33 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
NBC had a Rockford Files remake a few years ago with Dermot Mulroney that they didn't pick up.

Sheep October 24 2013 06:41 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
Considering Castle is basically Murder, He Wrote, I don't see this working so well.

Melakon October 24 2013 06:46 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
Well I guess "reboot" in this case means younger actress. Spencer is about 15 years younger than Angela Lansbury when she started the original series.

Data Holmes October 24 2013 07:38 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
I liked the ironside reboot, but I doubt I'd watch this one.

Christopher October 24 2013 07:40 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
Umm, did Ironside actually do well, or is that sarcasm? I gave up on it after the first scene of the pilot, which featured the lead character engaging in police brutality. I certainly hope it didn't do well.

Data Holmes October 24 2013 07:43 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
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Christopher wrote: (Post 8809291)
Umm, did Ironside actually do well, or is that sarcasm? I gave up on it after the first scene of the pilot, which featured the lead character engaging in police brutality. I certainly hope it didn't do well.

NBC canceled it, and pulled it from the schedual. It's done. I was disappointed.

bigdaddy October 24 2013 08:45 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
Ironman was DOA, it was a stupid idea for a reboot.

Every reboot NBC has tried hasn't done well, I can't think of any that made it to a second season. At some point they will have to come up with an original idea. :lol:

Christopher October 24 2013 08:53 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
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bigdaddy wrote: (Post 8809585)
Every reboot NBC has tried hasn't done well, I can't think of any that made it to a second season.

Well, its '79 Buck Rogers, arguably a "reboot" of the novel, comics, and movie serial, lasted two seasons. Its 1967 revival of Dragnet ran four seasons, but that's more a direct sequel than a reboot.

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At some point they will have to come up with an original idea. :lol:
There's no such thing. Every concept has been done before; originality is in the execution.

Mr. Laser Beam October 24 2013 09:08 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
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Death wrote: (Post 8809312)
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Christopher wrote: (Post 8809291)
Umm, did Ironside actually do well, or is that sarcasm? I gave up on it after the first scene of the pilot, which featured the lead character engaging in police brutality. I certainly hope it didn't do well.

NBC canceled it, and pulled it from the schedual. It's done. I was disappointed.

Did the reboot Ironside at least have the signature theme music? :D

Kirby October 24 2013 10:10 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
NBC failed on Ironside from the beginning by not casting Michael Ironside as Ironside. I'm afraid they're going to go too edgy with Murder, She Wrote by making her a lesbian pop singer or something who writes books and solves crimes.

foxhot October 24 2013 10:13 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
Let's have NBC reboot HILL STREET BLUES and ST. ELSEWHERE with the surviving original cast members.

Granted, that didn't work at all with their L.A. LAW reunion movie....

The premise for MURDER SHE WROTE stretches credibility to the breaking point, at least for the original series. 22 times each year for 12 years the same woman just happens to be in the vicinity of one murder virtually every seven days. I long ago came to the conclusion that the 264 ''murderers'' were framed and Jessica Fletcher was guilty as hell.

Aragorn October 24 2013 10:15 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
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foxhot wrote: (Post 8810053)
Let's have NBC reboot HILL STREET BLUES and ST. ELSEWHERE with the surviving original cast members.

Granted, that didn't work at all with their L.A. LAW reunion movie....

That's not a reboot. That would just be a new show continuing the old one, like the Mission: Impossible revival ultimately ended up being after they originally set it up to be a straight up remake. Like what the Maverick movie may or may not be depending on who you ask.

foxhot October 24 2013 10:20 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
It might be a reboot stylistically with a fresher or accessible approach. But at least you'd have the original unforgettable characters and performers.

Sheep October 24 2013 10:22 PM

Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..
 
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foxhot wrote: (Post 8810053)
The premise for MURDER SHE WROTE stretches credibility to the breaking point, at least for the original series. 22 times each year for 12 years the same woman just happens to be in the vicinity of one murder virtually seven days. I long ago came to the conclusion that the 264 ''murderers'' were framed and Jessica Fletcher was guilty as hell.

You just ruined the huge plot twist NBC had planned to end the rebooted series! :lol:


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