Rumors of a Picket Fences reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (October 20) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 21/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 28 years since Picket Fences first aired?! (28 years, 1 month, 3 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Picket Fences end?
When Picket Fences came to an end after 4 years in June 1996, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Dr. Jill Brock (Kathy Baker) and Sheriff Jimmy Brock (Tom Skerritt). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Picket Fences reunion disappoint people?
Picket Fences aired from 1992-1996 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 Skerritt said he's not sure if Picket Fences would work today. “I don't want to see old Sheriff Jimmy Brock,” he told a journalist (Skerritt turned 87 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 Picket Fences movie?
In a recent interview, Lauren Holly (who played Officer Maxine Stewart) said she can't imagine a Picket Fences 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 Don Cheadle (who played John Littleton) 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 Picket Fences movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Picket Fences film, Kathy Baker stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Picket Fences reboot?
Recasting Picket Fences 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 Picket Fences reunion, a Picket Fences movie, or a Picket Fences reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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