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Alf reboot in early development at Warner Bros

  • HeyUGuys
In a week where TV remakes are the latest trend comes another from Warner Bros. The studio has begun development on bringing back the beloved 80’s alien Alf.

They are currently looking for a writer to get the show off the ground, but it is said the reboot will likely focus on Alf returning to Earth, with a new family and characters.

The original sitcom aired between 1986 and 1990 focused on Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed Alf (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family.

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The series starred Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. Alf was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett.
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Alf: Reboot Sitcom Being Considered by Warner Bros TV

Is Alf returning to the small screen. Deadline reports Warner Bros. TV is in talks to reboot the NBC TV show.

The original '80s sitcom "centers on a small, furry, arrogant extraterrestrial from the planet Melmac who’s taken in by an average American family." The cast included Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, and Benji Gregory. The show ran on for four seasons before ending in 1990.

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‘Alf’ Reboot Explored By Warner Bros. TV

  • Deadline
Alf may be making a return to TV. A reboot of the popular ’80s alien sitcom is being explored by Warner Bros TV, Deadline has learned.

The original series, created by Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco, centered on a small, furry, arrogant extraterrestrial from the planet Melmac who’s taken in by an average American family. The series ran for four seasons on NBC, from 1986-90. The project is in its early stages and a search is underway for a writer, sources tell Deadline. Warner Bros. TV declined to comment.

The series starred Max Wright as Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian. Alf was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett.

Alf, which has remained a part of the pop culture zeitgeist, has been referenced on other TV shows and films throughout the years,
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‘Alf’ Reboot in Development at Warner Bros. TV

  • Variety
Warner Bros. Television is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the classic sitcom “Alf,” Variety has confirmed with sources.

No writer is yet attached to the project, which would again explore the misadventures of the titular, cat-eating Alf–which stands for Alien Life Form. In the original series, Alf of the planet Melmac crash lands in the suburbs and takes up residence with the middle class Tanner family. The show aired from 1986-1990 for four seasons and over 100 episodes on NBC. The series has remained a part of the pop culture landscape long after it ended and is frequently referenced in other shows and films.

One idea that has reportedly been discussed for the reboot would involve Alf emerging from Area 51–where he has been held captive since the original series finale–and observing how much the world has changed since that time.

Warner Bros. TV declined to comment.
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'Alf' TV Reboot in the Works at Warner Bros.

Alf is returning to Earth.

A reboot of the 1980s sitcom Alf is now in the works at Warner Bros. The reboot of the series, starring the friendly alien Alf (Alien Life Form) who lands in the home of a middle-class family, would reportedly focus on Alf returning to Earth, with a new family and characters. Original writers Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco are attached, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The original series ran for four seasons on NBC. The character was performed by puppeteer Fusco, with Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory rounding out the cast. ...
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First 'The Smurfs' and Now 'Alf' Gets a Movie

Hide your cats!

Hollywood continues to mine old '80s properties for 21st century reboots, even the most all-but-forgotten franchises such as "Alf," according to Heat Vision.

"Alf" (which stands for Alien Life Form, as explained by Max Wright's Willie Tanner in the pilot episode) followed the adventures of a furry wisecracking alien who came to live with a suburban family after crash-landing into their garage.

While never anything resembling great television,"Alf" got by on the charm of puppeteer Paul Fusco, who was also the series co-creator with Tom Patchett. "The show ended up airing for four seasons from 1986-1990.

Now, Alf is going to crash-land into some other garage as the star of a live-action/CG hybrid, a la last summer's "The Smurfs." In fact, the "Alf" movie comes courtesy of producer Jordan Kerner, who helped bring the Smurfs to the big screen. Both Patchett and Fusco are involved as well,
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Alf Movie Adaptation Lands at Sony Pictures Animation

The 1986 alien sitcom Alf (Alien Life Form) will be coming to the big screen as a CGI animated live-action hybrid. Sony Pictures animation just acquired the rights to the property, and it will be produced by Jordan Kerner, who brought the wonderfully awful big screen adaptation of The Smurfs. Hopefully the Alf movie will be a much better film adaptation. 

The story centers on a friendly furry alien creature, who crash lands on Earth and ends up shacking up with a suburban family named the Tanners. Of course he's being tracked down by the government as well. Alf is known for being a very sarcastic individual who loves to eat cats. 

The original series creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco will also serve as producers on the film. Fusco was also the puppeteer and voice of Alf on the series. As of right now, there is no writer or director attached to the project.
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Smurfs Producer Developing Alf Live-Action/CGI Feature Film for Sony Animation

Alf, the iconic American science fiction sitcom from the 1980's and 90's, is making the jump to the big screen with original voice actor and puppeteer Paul Fusco attached. The popular series followed Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed Alf (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class family in Los Angeles, California. The Tanners, consisting of of social worker Willie (Max Wright), his wife Kate (Anne Schedeen), their teenage daughter Lynn (Andrea Elson), younger son Brian (Benji Gregory), and their cat Lucky -- who Alf constantly tries to eat -- are unsure what to do so they hide Alf in their home from their friends, neighbors and the Alien Task Force (part of the U.S. Air Force) until he can repair his spacecraft. In...
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Alf: The Furry Alien from Melmac that Just Won't Go Away

One of the more memorable and unusual TV shows of the 1980s was Alf. It centers around an alien named Gordon Shumway from the doomed planet Melmac. He crash lands his spaceship into the California garage of the Tanner family, who nickname him Alf (Alien Life Form). The cast of the show includes Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, and Benji Gregory, with John Lamotta, Liz Sheridan, Anne Meara, and Paul Dooley. The series ran on NBC for four seasons and 102 episodes.

Alf kept the Tanners quite busy as he was constantly breaking things, trying to eat their cat, and just overall being obnoxious. Filming on the show was apparently a lot to handle as well.

The production details of the series were kept relatively secret during the show's production. Once the series finished airing, many in the cast and crew have conceded that the series was a technical nightmare
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Corrie star fined for urinating in bush

Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas has been given an £80 fine for urinating in public. The soap star, who plays Jason Grimshaw, was given the on-the-spot charge after being caught by police relieving himself in a bush outside Club Ice in Westbury. Taxi driver Ben Gregory told The Sun: "[Ryan] was put in handcuffs and was in the back of the car for a good 15 minutes. "He was released with a piece of paper and got into a DJ's car. (more)
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