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Craig T. Nelson to Appear in NBC Reboot of 'Coach' Set 18 Years Later

By    |   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 08:27 AM

Craig T. Nelson is reprising his "Coach" sitcom role in a new NBC reboot of the successful ABC series that concluded in 1997.

A premiere date has not yet been set, but The Hollywood Reporter stated that the series will pick up 18 years after the original storyline, in which Nelson played Hayden Fox, head coach of a fictional college football team. The reboot will center around Fox being called out of retirement to work as an assistant coach for his son's team at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania.

Nelson, who just completed a run on NBC's "Parenthood," told The Reporter that he was approached about the new "Coach" series as his current show was winding down.

"We're talking about it," Nelson previously said of a "Coach" reboot. "I'm really at a quandary. But I've been approached and we're thinking about it and talked through it a little bit. I don't know. It would be a new form; it's his son. He adopted a son and his son now has become a coach."

Nelson won an Emmy Award for "Coach" in 1992 and was nominated for four Golden Globe awards during the show's eight-year run.

Variety reported that Berry Kemp, the creator of "Coach," will write the new NBC series. Universal Television will produce.

No other cast details have been decided and it is not known if any of the original stars besides Nelson have been approached to participate.

Entertainment Weekly reported that the "Coach" announcement Thursday continued a recent trend among networks of taking a second looks at formerly popular series. NBC is already reviving "Heroes," which ran from 2006 to 2010, with "Heroes Reborn." Showtime is rebooting the former ABC hit "Twin Peaks," which originally aired from 1990 to 1991.

Fox recently announced it will air new episodes of its former hit "The X-Files" with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. "The X-Files" ran from 1993 to 2002 on Fox, one of the network's first big hits, and also produced two Hollywood movies.

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