‘The Practice’ Reunion 2024 — Is It Happening?
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Rumors of a the Practice reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (June 2) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2024.
UPDATE 03/06/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 26 years since the Practice first aired?! (26 years, 2 months, 30 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Practice end?
When the Practice came to an end after 8 years in May 2004, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Practice reunion disappoint people?
The Practice aired from 1997-2004 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 McDermott said he's not sure if the Practice would work today. “I don't want to see old Bobby Donnell,” he told a journalist (McDermott turned 61 in October). “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 Practice movie?
In a recent interview, Aunjanue Ellis (who played Sharon Young in 1999) said she can't imagine a Practice 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 Lara Flynn Boyle (who played Helen Gamble between 1997 and 2003) 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 Practice movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Practice film, James Spader stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Practice reboot?
Recasting the Practice 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 Practice reunion, a Practice movie, or a Practice reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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