Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt noticed that Hollywood seems obsessed with remaking old TV shows into new movies and series. While the trend seems to have gotten out of control lately, it’s certainly nothing new. Tinseltown has been rehashing old shows for quite some time.
If you grew up in the 1960s or 1970s, you certainly remember the old Adam-12 series. The show ran for seven successful seasons and was created by Dragnet’s Jack Webb. By the time the show had come to an end, it seemed like LAPD Officers Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) and Jim Reed (Kent McCord) had responded to every disturbance imaginable.
In 1989, seven years after the death of Webb, some producers decided to revive the concept as The New Adam-12.