Coach Hayden Fox is getting back in the game. NBC has given a straight-to-series order for a sequel to the 1990s sitcom Coach.
The new version of Coach will star Nelson and pick up 18 years after the end of the original series, in present day. Hayden Fox has retired from coaching but returns to the field as an assistant coach. He’ll help his grown son (Tim in the original series), the new head coach of an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania. It’s unclear if any of the other former castmembers will be part of the new show or when the show will air.
Berry Kemp, who created the original series, will be writing and serve as an executive producer. Nelson will also executive produce. The multi-camera comedy is produced by Universal Television.
The final episode of the original series includes an epilogue that shows Fox retired from coaching and living back in his cabin in Minnesota. He’s raising his son while his wife Christine (Fabares) works at a local TV station. The final scene shows a 10-year-old Tim Fox playing with two young friends who look a lot like his father’s former workmates.
What do you think? Do you like this idea? Will you check out the new version of Coach?