'Will & Grace' to 'Star Trek': 9 Series Bosses Reveal the Challenges of Rebooting Beloved Properties

10:00 AM 11/19/2017


There's no clear consensus about the origins of the phrase 'Everything old is new again.' But whoever coined it must surely have been working as a television programming executive at the time. This season's schedule — filled with a wide variety of reboots, sequels and spinoffs that have taken previously popular shows and updated them for a 2017 audience — is all the proof you need. Producers, showrunners and stars share the challenges and changes they faced when it came to getting these born-again series on the air.

This story first appeared in a November stand-alone issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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