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and Betty, when U call me, U can call me Al?!....this 90s 'iconic' dramedy being rebooted.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 19, 2022 07:50PM
....'Ally McBeal'....a sequel in the works at ABC.....David E. Kelley not involved....


Ally McBeal Sequel Series With Black Female Lead in the Works at ABC From Grey's Anatomy Writer

....Ally McBeal‘s TV status is no longer bygones.

ABC is developing a sequel series to the quirky ’90s legal dramedy, with a Black female lead taking over for Calista Flockhart’s title character
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The new take on Ally McBeal will focus on a young Black woman who joins the current incarnation of the Cage & Fish law firm straight out of law school — and who is also reportedly the daughter of Ally’s old roommate Renee, played by Lisa Nicole Carson on the original series. (Flockhart has been approached about reprising her role and serving as an executive producer, but no deals have been made yet.)

Karin Gist, who wrote for Grey’s Anatomy and Revenge before serving as showrunner on Fox’s Our Kind of People and ABC’s mixed-ish, will write the pilot and serve as an EP as well. Original series creator David E. Kelley is not involved in the new series but has reportedly given it his blessing; he’s said in the past if Ally were to come back, he’d want a woman to write it.

Ally McBeal debuted in 1997 on Fox, starring Flockhart as a hopelessly romantic young lawyer at a top Boston firm. It quickly became a cultural sensation, breaking boundaries with its then-unique mix of comedy and drama and its bizarre CGI flourishes that represented Ally’s inner hopes and fears — like the infamous “Dancing Baby” that appeared when her biological clock was ticking. Ally won the Emmy for best comedy series in 1999 along with a pair of Golden Globes, ultimately running for five seasons....



sequel..........in the works.....?!






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Re: and Betty, when U call me, U can call me Al?!....this 90s 'iconic' dramedy being rebooted.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: August 20, 2022 12:22AM
There is a complete lack of creativity out there in TV Land.



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Re: and Betty, when U call me, U can call me Al?!....this 90s 'iconic' dramedy being rebooted.....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 20, 2022 01:08AM
There is a complete lack of creativity out there in TV Land.


Well, to channel Yogi Berra, there's a glut of lack in creativity in TV Land.

But reimagining Ally McBeal brings nothing to the table beyond co-opting it's cachet.

Without Lynch, and especially with the Gist of things, I expect this to be no more than squatters occupying a well-known landmark.

Grey's started out as an interesting and entertaining medical show, a genre of which I'm not a fan, and augered in after just a few seasons.

Except for that stupid dancing baby, McBeal was ground breaking.

Ok, maybe baby was ground breaking, but very annoying.

I enjoyed it 'till the very end, and doubt that magic will be recaptured.

Let this new cast and show stand on its own, with a different name.






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Re: and Betty, when U call me, U can call me Al?!....this 90s 'iconic' dramedy being rebooted.....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 20, 2022 11:02AM
I thought this was going to be a remake of Married With Children.
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Re: and Betty, when U call me, U can call me Al?!....this 90s 'iconic' dramedy being rebooted.....
Posted by: tronnei
Date: August 21, 2022 08:43PM
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I thought this was going to be a remake of Married With Children.

Ugly Betty was my guess
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