Following the success of “Fuller House” for Netflix, and the subsequent sitcom revival trend on major networks with the likes of “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne,” executives at WarnerMedia are looking to past hits to fuel their biggest future endeavour – namely their upcoming streaming service.
Deadline reports that WarnerMedia is looking at potential reboots of Warner Bros. Television-produced classic comedies for the service, especially those from the TGIF block like the original “Full House” was. This means shows like “Perfect Strangers,” “Step by Step,” “Family Matters” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” could all make comebacks.
The trade’s sources stress that talks are only in exploratory stages at the moment and it’s unclear whether any of the potential revivals will make it into production, but there is said to be interest.
WarnerMedia are reportedly intending to make comedy a big part of the platform and are apparently aiming to get back exclusive rights to some of biggest hits Warner TV produced so as to be exclusive to the service including “Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “The Big Bang Theory” along with the other aforementioned TGIF comedies, many of which were sold to Hulu two years ago.