Rumors of a NewsRadio reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (October 26) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 27/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 25 years since NewsRadio first aired?! (25 years, 7 months, 6 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did NewsRadio end?
When NewsRadio came to an end after 5 years in May 1999, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to their favorite sitcom characters. And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a NewsRadio reunion disappoint people?
NewsRadio aired from 1995-1999 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.
Still hoping for a NewsRadio movie?
In a recent interview, Stephen Root (who played Jimmy James between 1995 and 1999) said he can't imagine a NewsRadio 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 Jon Lovitz (who played Max Louis) 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 NewsRadio movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a NewsRadio film, Maura Tierney stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a NewsRadio reboot?
Recasting NewsRadio 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 NewsRadio reunion, a NewsRadio movie, or a NewsRadio reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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