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‘Starsky & Hutch’ Revival in Development at Sony Pictures TV

Proposed Series is Being Pitched to Broadcast, Cable and the Streaming Networks

Aaron Spelling crime solver “Starsky & Hutch,” which initially aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979 and was remade as a film in 2004 with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, is the next classic series in talks to be rebooted. “The Guardians Of the Galaxy” franchise writer-director James Gunn is spearheading the proposed series for Sony Pictures Television, which is currently being pitched to broadcast, cable and streaming networks.

In addition to executive producing, Gunn will also write the project along with his brother Brian Gunn and their cousin Mark Gunn. The three Gunns will also executive produce along with Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty. Moritz will produce through his Sony-based Original Film banner, at which Shetty is the head of TV.

This new version of “Starsky & Hutch” comes following the recent news of potential revivals of “The Munsters” and “Miami Vice” on NBC and a live action version of “The Jetsons” on ABC. This fall, new versions of “S.W.A.T.” on CBS and “Dynasty” on The CW will be premiering.

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  1. You have to feel a little bad for network executives when the best thing presented to them is a rehash of something successful 40 years ago.