'Cagney & Lacey' to 'Charmed': 10 Shows Getting Rebooted

6:00 AM 2/21/2018

by Lesley Goldberg

These 10 projects, a mix of pilots and development, prove that when a network is hungry for old IP, it'll take it where it can get it.

'Cagney & Lacey' (left) and 'Charmed'
'Cagney & Lacey' (left) and 'Charmed'
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  • 'Perry Mason'

    (CBS, 1957-66)

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    New network: HBO

    Who has the rights? HBO acquired them.

    Original creator on board? No

  • 'Cagney & Lacey'

    (CBS, 1982-88)

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    New network: CBS

    Who has the rights? MGM Television

    Original creator on board? No

  • 'Get Christie Love'

    (ABC, 1974-75)

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    New network: ABC

    Who has the rights? Universal Television

    Original creator on board? No

  • 'Party of Five'

    (Fox, 1994-2000)

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    New network: Freeform

    Who has the rights? Sony Pictures TV Studios

    Original creators on board? Yes — Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman

  • Starsky & Hutch

    (ABC, 1975-79)

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    New Network: Amazon

    Who Has the Rights? Sony Pictures TV Studios

    Original Creator on Board? No

  • 'Charmed'

    (WB, 1998-2006)

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    New network: The CW

    Who has the rights? CBS Television Studios

    Original creator on board? No

  • 'Magnum, P.I.'

    (CBS, 1980-88)

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    New network: CBS

    Who has the rights? Universal Television

    Original creator on board? No

  • 'Roswell'

    (WB/UPN, 1999-2002)

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    New network: The CW

    Who has the rights? Warner Bros. TV

    Original creator on board? Kind of — EP Kevin Kelly Brown is attached.

  • 'The Greatest American Hero'

    (ABC, 1981-83)

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    New network: ABC

    Who has the rights? Stephen J. Cannell estate

    Original creator on board? His daughter 

  • 'The L Word'

    (Showtime, 2004-09)

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    New network: Showtime

    Who has the rights? Showtime Networks

    Original creator on board? Yes — Ilene Chaiken

    This story first appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.