Over the last couple years, NBC has made many, many inexplicable decisions to turn their network into a sad simulacrum of the past. Trying to recreate old films, they've put into development a Problem Child series, a multi-camera Uncle Buck sitcom, a small-screen take on Marley & Me, Frequency: The Series, A Few Good Men... Live!, and, just today, a Taken prequel series that doesn't make sense. They've also desperately tried to steal from what once worked for other networks, attempting a reboot of CBS's Murder, She Wrote, a SECOND attempt at remaking Channel 4's The IT Crowd, and a follow-up series to ABC's Coach.
In keeping with those clear patterns of mental illness, NBC has now added a new title to each list.
In the film-to-TV category, they're reportedly adding an adaptation of In the Line of Fire, based on the 1993 Wolfgang Petersen thriller that starred Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich. The film focused on a disgraced Secret Service agent who let Kennedy get assassinated (whoops!) but gets a shot at redemption when he learns of an attempt on the current President's life. Admittedly, this could be pretty cool if done right as a series. Having the guy let a President die every season would really make that finale sing when he finally ends up saving one.
In the other column, NBC has reportedly added a remake of Hart to Hart, the early '80s ABC mystery series that saw a rich couple using their copious free time to solve some crimes. They've got a new spin on it, though: Now the rich couple is gay! LGBT activists and anti-gay groups are for once united in absolutely no one giving a shit.