NBC to Revive Coach with Craig T. Nelson



NBC is reviving the ’90s sitcom “Coach” with original series star Craig T. Nelson, according to EW. The show will not be a reboot, but instead a sequel to the comedy s series that ran for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the series, in which Coach Hayden Fox, in the present day, has retired from coaching. He is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.

It is unclear if any of the other actors from the original series will return at this time.

Barry Kemp, the original creator of “Coach,” will write and executive produce. Nelson previously starred on NBC’s “Parenthood.”

“Coach” is joining a number of series that are being revived, including “Heroes Reborn” at NBC, “Twin Peaks” at Showtime and “The X-Files” at FOX.