How will doing that benefit the producers or the people who own the rights to the Rockford Files concept (the people who actually have standing to hold proprietary feelings toward the series' concept).
As near as I can tell from various sources, it appears that NBCU owns most of the rights if not all. From the article:
The idea for a "Rockford" revival came from Carousel, which inquired about the rights to the Universal TV property after Carousel cut a production pact with Universal Media Studios in January.
Looks to me like the same kind of thinking that went into the remake of "Knight Rider" which NBCU folks "were the people who actually
to hold proprietary feelings toward the series' concept."
Roy Huggins is dead. But his co-creator of the original "Rockford Files", Stephen J. Cannell, is involved in the movie remake of his TV show "The A-Team" so I guess he could be happy about a remake of "Rockford." Maybe they'll even involve him since he did the more recent "Rockford Files" TV movies.
Regarding the NBC broadcast network, why not remake everything ever produced by an NBCU company that lasted more than two seasons and show it on ailing NBC? Sounds like a strategy to me. IMHO a bad strategy, but a strategy....
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