Is there a chance that a Nash Bridges revival could happen, almost two decades removed from the series going off the air? At the moment, consider it under consideration.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, original star Don Johnson is set to reprise his role on what is currently being considered as a two-hour special for USA Network. He is one of the main voices behind the idea alongside Bill Chais and also Marc Rosen. Note that nothing has been ordered to series as of yet and the revival may still not happen.
So what is the goal behind the special? There’s a hope that if successful, it could lead to Nash Bridges itself being ordered to series and the show coming back in earnest. There’s no word as of yet on whether or not some of the other original cast members could return.
On the surface, we understand the obvious cases both for and against getting to see a new Nash Bridges … but let’s start with the former. Nostalgia is a big deal in the TV world as of yet and when you think about the tone of the original show, it feels like the perfect fit for what USA was for many years with Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, and many of their other programs.
Yet, is this the same USA we’ve got these days? We’d argue against that since they’ve moved more into serialized drama and fare like Mr. Robot and The Sinner. Maybe this is them reversing course slightly, or them just recognizing that they like the priority and would like to do something more within this world. Our #1 concern is that for most television networks, they care about the 18-49 demographic more so than anything else. Could a revival of a series almost 20 years old appeal to younger viewers? Much of it may depend on the spin of it and what sort of stories a new version of the show decided to tell.
It’s still too early to speculate too much further on this, but we know how popular the original was and on USA, the ratings expectations wouldn’t be on the same level as a broadcast counterpart like CBS, where it first aired.
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