Original series creator Barry Kemp is also coming back to write and executive produce this new version of Coach. No other cast members have been secured yet, so it isn't clear if other Coach stars, such as Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke or Clare Carey will be back. The series will also keep Craig T. Nelson at NBC, since his current series Parenthood is closing out its final season. Although Coach aired on ABC, the show itself is owned by NBC's sister studio Universal Television.
The show will be produced as a multi-camera comedy, like the original. Deadline also reports that all four broadcast networks were interested, but the show was pitched to NBC first, with the network making an aggressive move to secure a pre-emptive 13-episode on-air commitment. Coach is just the latest in a resurgence of 1990s hit shows coming back to the small screen. Showtime is developing a new season of Twin Peaks, while Fox announced this week that The X-Files is coming back for a limited series. The Disney Channel has also seen success with a similar "sequel" format in Girl Meets World, which follows the now-adult characters from the 1990s hit Boy Meets World.Read More