The Jetsons to become multicam sitcom

That live action Jetsons reboot is proceeding with ABC (US) proceeding with a pilot, to be filmed as a traditional multi-camera sitcom (uh-oh).

Robert Zemeckis (Forrest GumpBack to the Future) will serve as an executive producer, with Family Guy writer Gary Janetti penning the pilot.

According to the logline, “Based on the classic cartoon, this multi-camera sitcom set 100 years in the future looks at America’s favorite future family through a modern filter.”

The new version is actually a put-Pilot meaning if the network does not air it will owe substantial monetary penalties to the studio, Warner Bros.

The original Jetsons was set in the year 2062 and ran from just 1962-63.

Don’t try to improve on the theme, guys. They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

Source: TV Line


  1. Yeah hopefully with the theme song they’ll keep it if only a little updates, case in point it worked for Hawaii Five-0 keeping they same theme song. Wonder if the Warner Bros planned new animated Jetsons feature film with Conrad Vernon directing is still going ahead then, hopefully this might inspire someone to make the new DC Flintstone comics into a series, it’s very up to date on a social level.

    • Harvey Birdman, S2, E6, “Back To The Present” – The Jetsons, from the original show’s 2002 “future”, return to the “long, long past” of 2004 to sue everyone for screwing up the world with global warming…

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