June 28, 2004
Come on, get horrified
I have no words to describe this: David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, and Shirley Jones are reviving The Partridge Family.
Cassidy will co-executive produce both the reality-themed In Search of the Partridge Family for VH1 and a half-hour pilot for the rejuvenated sitcom to follow. Cassidy and fellow Partridge cast members Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce plan to cross the country looking for a next generation of Partridges. The star search begins airing in September.
"We want to do it right," says Cassidy. "I've been carrying the torch for the last 25 years, and I want to make sure the show will be funny and have integrity. We don't want to taint the brand of the show I will forever be associated with."
Cassidy, who lives in Florida with his wife and their teenage son, believes the timing is right again for In Search of the Partridge Family and its sequel sitcom.
"I wasn't lured by the money," he said. "But what we're faced with in America and the world, I think, is not unlike the mood of the country when we were in Vietnam and The Partridge Family originally aired. What we're experiencing now with Iraq -- it's time to get happy."
I'm going to go lie down with a cold compress on my forehead. Maybe when I wake up this will all have been a bad dream.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 28, 2004 to TV and movies
""We want to do it right," says Cassidy. "I've been carrying the torch for the last 25 years, and I want to make sure the show will be funny and have integrity. We don't want to taint the brand of the show I will forever be associated with.""
If the show is funny and has integrity, that would be totally different from the original. Also, how can you taint the brand of the "Partrdige Family"? :-)
What's next, the return of My Mother, The Car?
This was cruel. Now I have the blasted theme from that show in my head AND IT WON'T GET OUT.
Come on, get happy!
Oh my God, the humanity...and WHAT did I do with the bottle of Wild Turkey??
"I've been carrying the torch for the last 25 years..." How heroic! Who knew that torch could be such a burden?
"I wasn't lured by the money," [Cassidy] said.
"That would be me," interjected Bonaduce.
Hell,they're remaking Gilligans Island as a reality series. And Mr. Ed is in production! Jeebus,this stuff sucked the first time around.
I'll throw in a vote for "Car 54, Where Are You?"
I don't like the idea of remaking old sitcoms. Just give the good ones to me the way they were. Reruns of "WKRP in Cincinnati" as dated as they are would be preferable to 75% of the crap on right now.
"I swear as God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."