Rumors of a Becker reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (April 10) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 11/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 22 years since Becker first aired?! (22 years, 5 months, 9 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Becker end?
When Becker came to an end after 6 years in January 2004, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Dr. John Becker (Ted Danson). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Becker reunion disappoint people?
Becker aired from 1998-2004 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 Danson said he's not sure if Becker would work today. “I don't want to see old Dr. John Becker,” he told a journalist (Danson turned 73 in December). “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 Becker movie?
In a recent interview, Jorge Garcia (who played Hector Lopez since 2003) said he can't imagine a Becker 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 Shawnee Smith (who played Linda) 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 Becker movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Becker film, Ted Danson stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Becker reboot?
Recasting Becker 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 Becker reunion, a Becker movie, or a Becker reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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