- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In a broadcast TV landscape littered with crime procedurals, sitcoms and reality shows, Hollywood may dust off a good old-fashioned courtroom drama for a change.

“L.A. Law” could return to the small screen in the near future, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Creator Steven Bochco is readying a reboot of the beloved NBC drama with original producers 20th Century Fox Television involved,” noted the Reporter, adding, however that “[i]t’s far too soon for a network to be attached.”

“Reboots have become all the rage on the small screen in the era of increased competition where broadcasters, cable nets and streaming services alike look to cut through the clutter of more than 400 scripted originals with recognizable brands,” explained the Reporter. “Key to their development is having the original creators and studio involved.”

“As far as reboots, remakes and revivals go, L.A. Law isn’t one of the most fondly remembered shows to ever air on television,” CinemaBlend.com opined on Tuesday, “but it was well-liked during its original run and it does have the capacity to be reworked for the modern day and age.”

Rebooting “L.A. Law” “looks promising,” argued DigitalTrends.com, noting that the original series profoundly affected the entertainment landscape in the decades that followed its May 1994 series finale.

“During its eight seasons, its ensemble cast featured a number of guest stars, many of whom went on to become household names. The show’s impressive list of alums include the likes of Kathy Bates, Bryan Cranston, Don Cheadle, Lucy Liu, Christian Slater, Kevin Spacey, and more.”

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