It’s a common bit of Hollywood wisdom that casting is everything when determining the success of a television series or movie. When lightening does strike and the chemistry occurs, it’s often a lifelong temptation to recapture that special magic in future projects. Such earlyt teams as Bogart and Bacall, Astaire and Rogers, and Lucy and Desi helped set the stage for such multiple productions.
Television has seen many such reunions and special projects, especially those recreating golden moments of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Some have worked and others flopped. Now, producers are focusing on three more recent television series to mine for undiscovered gold. Here are three current projects on the drawing board:
3. That ‘70s Show
The stars Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, and many of the other of the That ’70s Show gang reunited for recording of their theme song in October seven years after their final bows. The event stirred rumors of a reunion show – nothing definitive is announced yet but the interest seems to be high.
2. Saved By The Bell
Can it possible be two decades since the bell rang last? A recent People magazine photo shoot captured co-stars Lark Voorhies, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. (Notably absent was Dustin Diamond). While the stars are busy on a multitude of projects, the talk of a reunion show sparked a lot of smiles and comments. Everyone is waiting to see if the class will be back in session soon.
1. Full House
An entire generation grew up with the cast of John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier and the kids of Full House. A 25th anniversary celebration in 2012 was a hit and rumors have continued to persist of not only another reunion but also a sequel. During an interview on Bravo TV, it was strongly hinted that something is now formally in the works. A lot of people nostalgic about their childhood viewing will be interested to see what comes out of the planning.
Too Dumb to Do Again?
As for Hollywood, it was announced that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels would reprise their roles as Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas in a reprise of the 1994 Dumb and Dumber. The project was on, then off, then on again. It looks now like the world will see a Dumb and Dumber To,
The chemistry between stars that makes a series or movie a hit is a motivator for numerous Hollywood reunions, including new projects with the celebrities.