For TV Networks, Every Thing Old Is New Again

May 17, 2010  |  

( — Flick on the TV set, and chances are you’ll come across a doctor, lawyer or cop pretty quickly. This fall, you might see the exact same doctors, lawyers and cops from seasons past. No, it’s not deja vu: Familiar TV characters are coming back from the dead faster than Michael Myers. For the fall slate, CBS is mulling a new version of “Hawaii Five-O,” the venerable police drama that ran from 1968 to 1980; The CW has hopes for “Nikita,” a reworking of the popular “La Femme Nikita” series that ran on cable’s USA network between 1997 and 2001, and NBC has been considering a modern take on “The Rockford Files,” the private-eye series that ran on its airwaves between 1974 and 1980.

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