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.