NBC has pulled the plug on their reboot of Coach.
The network had given the series, a continuation of the 1990s ABC sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson, a 13-episode series order.
The new 'Coach' was given the greenlight to start filming in March. The series was to follow Nelson's character from the original series, Hayden Fox, as he emerged from retirement to join his son on the football coaching staff of an Ivy League team.
The original show's cast member Bill Fagerbakke was signed to revive his role as a dumb coach Dauber Dybinski.
A pilot for the series had been shot, but filming for other episodes had not been produced or filmed.
NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt had defended the network’s decision to pick up the series at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in early August after one questioner referred to the show as a “practical joke.” “One man’s practical joke is another man’s hit show,” Greenblatt said.
He called “Coach” a family comedy with an established brand, then added, “If that works, then ‘ALF’ the series is next.”
Say goodbye to Coach.