'Party of Five' Reboot Finds a Home

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Original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are on board with the remake.

Freeform (previously ABC Family) committed to a put pilot (which Variety defines as "a deal to produce a pilot that includes substantial penalties if the pilot is not aired") on a reboot of the '90s show, which originally followed siblings Bailey, Charlie, Julia, Claudia, and Owen Salinger adjusting to life after their parents were killed by a drunk driver.

The original, beloved '90s series - starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lacey Chabert, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Scott Wolf - followed the five Salinger siblings who must band together after their parents died in a vehicle accident.

Rebooting classic 90s shows is pretty widespread and successful at the moment, with series like Fuller House and Will and Grace re-delivering the goods to a new audience. In the original, the five siblings were orphaned after their parents were killed in a vehicle accident while the new version finds a quintet left alone after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico.

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Keyser, Lippman and Garcia executive produce, with Zebede serving as co-executive producer. In other words: don't expect a Matthew Fox or Neve Campbell cameo.

Watch the opening credits for the original Party of Five. Remember that? I sure didn't!

"Party of Five" ran for six seasons on Fox and featured actors including Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

The network is also developing a new series baed on the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra, who after being exiled as a young woman, decides to stand up against the patriarchy and fight back for her freedom and rightful place as heir. Except Firefly. Sorry, folks, we all know Firefly ain't comin' back.

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