Rumors of a CHiPs reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (September 18) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 19/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 43 years since CHiPs first aired?! (43 years, 4 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did CHiPs end?
Would a CHiPs reunion disappoint people?
CHiPs aired from 1977-1983 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 Wilcox said he's not sure if CHiPs would work today. “I don't want to see old Jon,” he told a journalist (Wilcox turned 73 in August). “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 CHiPs movie?
In a recent interview, Erik Estrada said he can't imagine a CHiPs 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 Larry Wilcox 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 CHiPs movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a CHiPs reboot?
Recasting CHiPs 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 CHiPs reunion, a CHiPs movie, or a CHiPs reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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