Everything old is new again, at least on TV. As we told you, Night Court is back on NBC and the first episode did really well in the ratings. Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz are both exploring some sort of Malcolm in the Middle reunion. And now Movieguide reports that Henry Winkler, a.k.a. ‘The Fonz,’ is talking about the possibility of a Happy Days reboot.
At the Critics Choice Awards, Winkler was asked about the idea and said he actually had no idea if a reboot is in the cards or not, so it’s all just speculation. The 77-year-old actor also added that he wouldn’t want to do the show without original Happy Days stars Ron Howard, Don Most, Anson Williams, and Marion Ross.
Ron Howard hasn’t commented but he previously said his choice for an actor to play his character in the hypothetical reboot would be Jack Dylan Grazer, who starred in the new IT franchise and Disney Pixar’s Luca. It sounds like Howard isn’t interested in getting in front of the camera as ‘Richie Cunningham’ again.
If a Happy Days reboot were to be produced, when would it take place? The sitcom was set in the 1950s but produced in the ’70s. Therefore, a new Happy Days series with the original characters might have to be set in the 1990s or early-2000s. It’s the same reason the new Netflix sequel to That ’70s Show is called That ’90s Show.
25 Memorable TV Friend Groups
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt said: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” The sentiment sums up how we feel about our treasured friends—the real ones and the fictional ones we’ve fallen in love with on TV. Who wouldn’t want to hang out at Central Perk and grab a cup of coffee with your buddies from “Friends”? And of course, you’re always in for an eventful night of fun with the ladies of “Sex and the City.”
To celebrate the joys of friend circles, Stacker thought it would be fun to do a slideshow on memorable TV friend groups. So we perused the most popular television shows and assembled a list of 25, with each series presented in chronological order based on the premiere date.
Whether you watched “Gossip Girl” to expose the mysterious blogger or waited every week to see Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer do nothing in New York, you will have a great time clicking through our slide. After taking a trip down memory lane with your pals, grab the remote for a night with your favorite friends.