Rumors of a On Our Own reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (July 1) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 02/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 25 years since On Our Own first aired?! (25 years, 9 months, 19 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did On Our Own end?
When On Our Own came to an end after 1 year in April 1995, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Jordee Jerrico (Jurnee Smollett) and Jesse Jerrico (Jussie Smollett). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an On Our Own reunion disappoint people?
On Our Own aired from 1994-1995 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 Smollett said he's not sure if On Our Own would work today. “I don't want to see old Jesse Jerrico,” he told a journalist (Smollett turned 38 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 On Our Own movie?
In a recent interview, Jurnee Smollett said she can't imagine an On Our Own 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 Jussie Smollett 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 On Our Own movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about an On Our Own reboot?
Recasting On Our Own 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 On Our Own reunion, an On Our Own movie, or an On Our Own reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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