If you were looking forward to see Craig T. Nelson reprise his role in the sequel to the 1990s hit TV sitcom "Coach" which ran from 1989 to 1997 on ABC, then you're in for a big disappointment.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but, Entertainment Weekly has reported that sources have confirmed that the planned reboot of "Coach" will no longer be moving forward and was cancelled. In other words, the planned project is a no go!
The planned reboot would have allowed Craig T. Nelson to fill in his previous role as football coach Hayden Fox. He will also supposedly be joined by Barry Kemp, "Coach" original creator and executive producer.
Back in March of this year, 13 episodes of "Coach" were ordered by the network NBC. Meanwhile, Nelson confessed last April that bringing back the show was a "risky" decision.
The talented veteran actor said, "I'm a little bit anxious and hopeful. It's risky. I love the challenge."
The series was supposed to resume 18 years after "Coach" bade goodbye to television viewers in 1997 after roughly a 200-episode run. The trade added that Craig T. Nelson's Hayden Fox has retired from coaching football and is beckoned back to take on the task of an assistant coach to his grown son, who's now an Ivy League school coach in Pennsylvania, as per ComingSoon.net.
Andrew Ridings would have played the role of Nelson, Hayden Fox's son. Bill Fagerbakke was also set to reprise his character Michael "Dauber" Dybinski.
The revival of "Coach" would have joined TV series such as "Heroes," "Full House," "Twin Peaks," and "The X-Files" among others. E! News revealed, the reboot was originally set to premiere midseason but a premiere date was not given.
No word yet from NBC as to the reason why "Coach," the Craig T. Nelson starrer, was cancelled.