Here’s a show I barely remember, but NBC have decided it’s ripe for a remake: Wiseguy.
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell and starring Ken Wahl, it ran for four seasons from 1987 to 1990. Wahl played Vincent “Vinnie” Terranova (!), a disgraced former cop who, while serving time in prison, cuts a deal to work undercover for time off his sentence. He gets to work for the Organized Crime Bureau.
Sounds a bit like White Collar? Breakout Kings? Think so…
As you can see, the original series even included a younger Kevin Spacey.
But NBC has given a script committment to a reboot, written by Alex Cary (Homeland, The Riches, In Plain Sight, Lie to Me).
Despite abject failures in the remake department such as Charlie’s Angels, US networks have fared better with Hawaii Five-0.
CBS’ is also remaking Bewitched and the CW plans a contemporary version of the 1980s drama Beauty And The Beast.