Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement for a fan-favorite role. The beloved Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids star will lend his voice to an episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs, reprising his famous Spaceballs role as Dark Helmet.
Following an initial 18 million viewers, months of national conversation and an additional 3 million DVR streams, ABC has officially decided its Roseanne revival will be canceled. Oh, wait – *checks notes* – the other thing.
Well, if a third season renewal for Will & Grace hadn’t clued you in – revivals are officially here to stay. ABC’s two-part Roseanne premiere cleaned up with almost 20 million viewers, landing the highest-rated comedy episode in years.
No one was surprised to hear ABC less than enthusiastic on Inhumans’ renewal prospects, but there’s always an argument to be made for a second chance. Following another apparent nail in the coffin, fans of the royal Marvel drama have already collected a few thousand signatures for an ABC renewal.
Practice your quacks and get in Flying V formation – The Mighty Ducks may be skating onto a TV near you. Reports indicate that the classic kids’ sports comedy is eyeing a return to the ice with a new TV iteration from the original trilogy’s screenwriter.
Given today’s endless TV revivals, it’s hard to overlook former cultural phenomena with unsatisfying ends. ABC’s LOST would seem like a prime target, but network heads aren’t admitting to any official revival talks just yet, despite one of the creators returning to ABC in recent months.
It’s safe to say that Marvel’s Inhumans was pretty much dead-on-arrival, but ABC may not count out Black Bolt, Medusa and the rest just yet. Network brass still haven’t decided on an official cancellation, but provide updates on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 and other Marvel projects in development.
Like Will & Grace (and perhaps now Mad About You), sitcom revivals have a habit of ignoring their own series finales. That’s certainly the case with John Goodman’s Roseanne return, and the first official promos for our 2018 revival are not afraid to poke fun.