'The No Cosby Show' and 5 More Potential TV Reboots From a 'Last Week Tonight' Writer

6:00 AM 2/21/2018

by Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman, who co-founded the popular 'Modern Seinfeld' Twitter feed, offers updated takes on 'Sex and the City,' 'All in the Family' and more.

From left: 'The Cosby Show,' 'Sex and the City' and 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
From left: 'The Cosby Show,' 'Sex and the City' and 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
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  • The No Cosby Show

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    After Cliff Huxtable faces allegations of sexual assault, the rest of the family thrives without the condescending lectures of their disgraced patriarch.

  • Sister, Sister, Sister, Sister, Sister, Sister

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    Tia and Tamera Mowry grow up, and they each have twin daughters of their own.

  • Sex and the Suburbs

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    In an alternate timeline, Carrie and Co. grow up in a small hometown, marry their high school sweethearts and stay there. (They still get drunk at brunch.)

  • Three Cheers

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    Sam Jr. modernizes Cheers with flat-screen TVs and phone-charging stations, opening two other franchise locations. The regulars hate it.

  • No Longer in the Family

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    A gruff father figure has been largely abandoned by his children and cut off from seeing his grandkids because of his unrepentant racism and misogyny. 

     

  • Everybody Still Loves Raymond, Except Debra

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    It’s 13 years later, and Ray and Debra have divorced. They never seemed to like each other much in the first place.

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