TV Quick Hits: New ‘Star Trek’ series; the latest on ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ reboot

Star Trek -For this latest edition of TV Quick Hits, we are talking primarily about revivals and reboots … otherwise known as the same thing that we tend to see time and time again with television these days.

New “Star Trek” series – It’s happening! Many years after “Star Trek: Enterprise” went off the air, CBS is now back in the business of exploring new worlds once more … albeit in an interesting manner.

Today, it was announced that Alex Kurtzman is bringing forward a new series set in this world, which will premiere on the network in early 2017. Kurtzman has been involved with many of the recent feature films, and his love for the work is probably one of the reasons why you should be excited about this. What’s a little surprising is that only the first episode is going to air on CBS itself; the rest are going to air on the CBS All Access streaming service, whose purpose to date is mostly just airing the “Big Brother” live feeds and giving people a chance to watch old seasons of shows that have already been on the air. The entire run of “Star Trek” series to date are available on the service.

Lucy Lawless talks “Xena: Warrior Princess” – Is the reboot any closer to happening? Not really. While there has been buzz about the show coming to NBC and her having at least some sort of role in it, she told Spinoff Online that there is no new development while at the “Ash vs. Evil dead” premiere recently. We do think this could eventually happen, but we feel like, at least for now, the earliest we would see it is 2017.

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