CBS Orders Matlock Reboot Starring Kathy Bates In The Title Role
Don’t let the cancellation of Hulu’s “Reboot” fool you — resurrecting old TV series from the dead is still all the rage.
“That ’70s Show,” “The Wonder Years,” “Perry Mason,” and “DuckTales,” among others, have all found their way back to our screens.
So I guess it was only a matter of time before someone had the grand idea to call upon everyone’s small-town, folksy lawyer.
CBS has ordered a return to the courtroom in the form of a “Matlock” robot.
Variety reports that a pilot from writer and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman (“Jane The Virgin” creator) is in the works.The original “Matlock,” created by Dean Hargrove, aired from 1986 to 1992 with Andy Griffith playing the titular lawyer for the show’s nine-season run.
The series follows Ben Matlock, a very expensive criminal defense attorney with a penchant for solving murders.
But unlike the gruff, crime-solving individual who usually leads these weekly murder stories,
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