THIRTYSOMETHING Sequel Series Being Pitched To Networks

Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, creators of the classic 1987 drama series thirtysomething, are currently pitching a sequel series to networks.

According to Deadline, Herskowitz and Zwick have received interest from a number of networks, including ABC where thirtysomething originally aired, to their plan to restart the series focusing on the children of the original show’s lead characters. The plan includes having the original cast members revive their characters, though no one has yet to be attached to the project officially.

Thirtysomething starred Ken Olin and Mel Harris as a married baby boomer couple struggling with the daily issues of juggling careers, relationships and raising a family. Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton and Polly Draper also starred in the show’s ensemble cast. The series would tackle such issues as financial issues and the death of friends could impact relationships and was the first primetime series to show two gay men in bed together.

The show would receive 41 Emmy nominations over the course of its four year run, earning 13 wins

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