CBS Mulls Reboot of The Honeymooners TV Show
One of these days… one of these days…. Variety reports CBS is considering a reboot of The Honeymooners TV show. Bob Kushell will write the pilot script for CBS Television Studios. He will also executive produce with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, and Jeff Greenstein.
The original Honeymooners began as a sketch on the DuMont network’s Cavalcade of Stars, from 1951. The show moved to CBS in 1952 as The Jackie Gleason Show. The Honeymooners premiered on CBS as a half-hour TV series in October of ’55 and ran until it was cancelled after 39 episodes, in September of ’56. Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, and Joyce Randolph starred.
In the 1970s, Gleason, Carney, and Meadows reprised their roles for four TV movies. Jane Kean took over the role of Trixie Norton, from Joyce Randolph. Elaine Stritch actually originated the character in 1951 on Cavalcade of Stars. Randolph is the last surviving main cast member, from the original series.
In 2005, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, and Regina Hall starred in The Honeymooners feature film adaptation. In 2013-14, The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego staged a live musical adaption.
What do you think? Would you watch a Honeymooners TV series reboot? Who would you cast in the show?