Rumors of a According to Jim reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (October 28) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 19 years since According to Jim first aired?! (19 years, 26 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did According to Jim end?
When According to Jim came to an end after 8 years in June 2009, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Jim (Jim Belushi) and Dana Gibson (Kimberly Williams-Paisley). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an According to Jim reunion disappoint people?
According to Jim aired from 2001-2009 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 Belushi said he's not sure if According to Jim would work today. “I don't want to see old Jim,” he told a journalist (Belushi turned 66 in June). “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 an According to Jim movie?
In a recent interview, Kimberly Williams-Paisley said she can't imagine an According to Jim 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 Jim Belushi has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an According to Jim movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about an According to Jim reboot?
Recasting According to Jim 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 an According to Jim reunion, an According to Jim movie, or an According to Jim reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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