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Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
St. Elmo's Fire Reignited For The Small Screen

14 August 2009 5:21 AM, PDT

St. Elmo's Fire has been reignited - TV bosses have signed a deal to adapt the Brat Pack movie classic into a small screen series.

The original 1985 picture followed the lives of seven pals as they prepared for life after university, and kick-started the careers of Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez.

Now, the film is being remade for U.S. TV after executives at America's ABC network agreed a deal to revise the comedy-drama.

The show will focus on the same topics as the film, and will be set in the St. Elmo's Bar & Restaurant, just like the movie.

ABC bosses are hoping the pal-focused plot will fill the gap left by hit sitcom Friends, which ended in 2004 after 10 seasons.

Executive producer Dan Bucatinsky says, "I feel it is time to re-create Friends in the hour-long genre and feel like this is the perfect opportunity."

A group of unknown actors will be cast in the main roles, according to Daily Variety.
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
Interesting! [Smile]
Posted by Earl Keese (Member # 7986) on :
Definitely worth a look. I haven't heard anything about it. Do you know if it is scheduled for a few weeks from now in the fall line-up or is it a january mid-season replacement?
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
If they're trying to recreate Friends does that mean it's going to be a comedy?
Posted by esmagnus (Member # 8099) on :
HEADLINE: "ABC To Rape an 80s Classic."

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