NBC Reviving 90s Comedy Series ‘Coach’ with Craig T. Nelson Returning

By March 27, 2015

Hot on the heels of news that “The X-Files” is officially coming back for a limited series run, another series from the 90s — this time, a comedy — is getting the same treatment.

TV Line has learned that NBC is reviving the sitcom “Coach” for a 13-episode run, and original series star Craig T. Nelson will actually be back reprising his role as Hayden Fox. The original series followed Nelson as the titular character working for the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles, and dealing with the standard trials and tribulations that come with having family and friends.

The series originally ran on ABC from 1989-1997, proving to be one of the more popular series the network had over the decade. Barry Kemp, creator of the original series, will write the new take on the show and will executive produce the series continuation.


If you’re wondering just how this revival will continue the story, this time Hayden Fox (Nelson) has his retirement interrupted to become the assistant coach to his grown son, who has a position as the head coach of a new football team at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania. This one sounds like it’ll be geared towards the older crowd for sure.

Nelson is coming off a six-season run on “Parenthood” on NBC, but he’s wasting no time landing a follow-up gig. As of now, though, there’s no indication as to when the peacock network will send this revival to air.

We’re also still wondering if Emmy nominees Jerry Van Dyke and Shelley Fabares, as well as Bill Fagerbakke, will be back to join Nelson for this revival. It just wouldn’t feel like “Coach” without them. What 90s revival is coming next? Honestly, I wouldn’t mind that official “Full House” reunion.

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Ethan Anderton
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