There’s no greater sign of the creative bankruptcy in Hollywood these days than the fact that pretty much any old TV series, no matter how stale or silly, is ripe for a remake. In fact, I’d be hard-pressed to think of a TV series from my youth that hasn’t been remade.
“Charlie’s Angels,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Scooby Doo,” “Bewitched,” “Lost In Space” . . . the list goes on and on, and good luck finding one that wasn’t a big steaming pile of bad. The only thing that’s amazing is they have yet to tackle that “Moby Dick” of perpetual re-runs, “Gilligan’s Island.” Oh, wait: Warner Bros. has that in production. (And I’ll give you even odds that Hugh Grant is cast as The Professor, 3:1 on Jay Baruchel as Gilligan, and 10:1 that it’s going to suck Twizzlers.)