Rumors of a 7th Heaven reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (September 23) as reports claimed that The WB confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 24 years since 7th Heaven first aired?! (24 years, 29 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did 7th Heaven end?
When 7th Heaven came to an end after 11 years in May 2007, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Matt Camden (Barry Watson), Annie Camden (Catherine Hicks), Mary Camden (Jessica Biel) and Eric Camden (Stephen Collins). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a 7th Heaven reunion disappoint people?
7th Heaven aired from 1996-2007 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Watson said he's not sure if 7th Heaven would work today. “I don't want to see old Matt Camden,” he told a journalist (Watson turned 46 in April). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a 7th Heaven movie?
In a recent interview, Haylie Duff (who played Sandy Jameson between 2005 and 2007) said she can't imagine a 7th Heaven reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Tyler Hoechlin (who played Martin Brewer between 2003 and 2007) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a 7th Heaven movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a 7th Heaven film, Catherine Hicks stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a 7th Heaven reboot?
Recasting 7th Heaven for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a 7th Heaven reunion, a 7th Heaven movie, or a 7th Heaven reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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