NBC is putting Coach back in the game.
The broadcaster is reviving the 1990s sitcom with original series star Craig T. Nelson.
We’re told this not a reboot, but a sequel to the comedy series that ran for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997.
The pitch: “Coach Hayden Fox, in the present day, has retired from coaching. He is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.”
NBC has ordered 13 episodes, which will be shot in the traditional “multi-cam” sitcom production style. There’s no other cast yet, so it’s unclear if any of the other actors from the original series will return. Barry Kemp, the original creator of Coach, will write and executive produce.