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‘Coach’ Revival Benched by NBC, Hoping to be Drafted

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‘Coach’ Revival Benched by NBC, Hoping to be Drafted

Looks like NBC has pulled “Coach” from the field of upcoming classic television show revival/reboots.

According to Deadline, despite NBC ordering a 13-episode straight-to-series order, the network decided to scrap the project after filming just the pilot episode. Creative differences between NBC and the producers reportedly led to the cancellation; however, Universal TV plans on shopping the series to other networks and outlets.

Headlined by original series star Craig T. Nelson and written by original series creator Barry Kemp, the new show picked up 18 years after the finale of the original, with a retired Coach Fox returning to work as the assistant coach to his son Tim’s head coach position.

There’s been a lot of these revivalboots recently, from “Girl Meets World” to the upcoming “Fuller House,” so “Coach” may not stay off the field for long if another team (i.e. network) decides to draft him.

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