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ABC Orders Live Action ‘The Jetsons’ Sitcom Pilot

Proposed Series to Revive the Classic Animated Series Characters

Animated classic “The Jetsons” is the next potential TV series to be revived, with ABC ordering a live-action adaptation of the sitcom from Warner Bros. Telebvision. Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the proposed series is a multi-camera sitcom set 100 years in the future that follows the exploits of the Jetson family.

Robert Zemeckis will executive produce along with Jack Rapke via their Compari Entertainment banner. Gary Janetti, who has written for and produced shows like “Family Guy” and “Will & Grace,” will write and executive produce.

The original version of the sitcom, which aired on ABC from 1962-1963 in primetime as a futuristic counterpart to the pre-historic animated sitcom “The Flintstones,” followed George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with their robot maid Rosie and family dog Astro. The series was later revived by Hanna-Barbera in 1985 in syndication with 41 new episodes, and animated feature “Jetsons: The Movie” was released in theaters in 1990.

No casting, at present, has been announced.

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