1980s hit TV show 'Alf' may get reboot


Hey, 1980s fans! Everyone's favorite alien, Gordon Shumway, is coming baaack!

A reboot of the '80s sitcom about the hairy alien is in the works at Warner Bros. TV.

In the original TV series, ALF - which stands for Alien Life Form - was from the planet Melmac. The original series, which ran for four seasons, centered on a sarcastic alien puppet living in a quiet suburban town with a family that took him in. TV is "in the early stages" of getting an ALF reboot ready for prime time.

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Despite being off the air for almost three decades, ALF - an acronym for Alien Life Form - has remained a steadfast favourite of 1980s television.

"ALF" was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett, with Fusco serving as the puppeteer and voice of the character ALF. One idea would involve the character emerging from Area 51 to find himself in a very different world nearly 30 years later.

It remains to be seen what sort of direction Warner Bros. will be going for with this reboot, and if they'll just revive the same premise, or go for something a little more high-concept. The series has remained a part of the pop culture landscape long after it ended and is frequently referenced in other shows and films.

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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.

No writer is reportedly attached to the project and it is unclear what role, if any, Fusco would play in the project if it goes forward.

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