ABC has picked up the pilot to “thirysomething(else),” the sequel to the network’s “thirtysomething” series from Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick.
The new show will follow an new cast of actors playing the 30-something year-old children of the original cast, with Ken Olin (Michael Steadman), Mel Harris (Hope Murdoch), Timothy Busfield (Elliot Weston) and Patty Wettig (Nancy Weston) returning. The new cast members have yet to be announced. According to ABC’s description of the piilot, “apparently, raising children (even grown children) never ends, but who could have known how hard it would be for them to raise their parents?”
“thirtysomething” originally ran from 1987-1991 for four seasons and a total of 85 episodes, and earned 13 Emmy Awards out of 41 nominations, including Best Drama. It also won two Golden Globes. The drama series highlighted a tight-knit group of baby boomers living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and their struggles. It revolved around husband and wife Michael Steadman (Olin) and Hope Murdoch (Harris) and their baby Jane.
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