Fresh off [verb redacted because spoiler culture is real, and people get wrought and will curse you out like you took their parking spot] on Parenthood, Craig T. Nelson will reprise his role as Coach in a 13-episode sequel for NBC. Variety reports that it will be the same concept except it’s 18 years later in the Coach universe, and everyone is now in their 90s or dead. They must all be dead, right? Wasn’t everyone already geriatric on that show?
The Hayden Fox character will come out of retirement to help his now grown-ass son coach a college football team. Nelson, 70, won an Emmy for the role in 1992. The original series ran on ABC from 1989 until 1997.
Actually, no, after some thorough research, I’ve determined everyone who acted on Coach is somehow ALIVE. This is good news because it means that horny gramma Mona from Who’s The Boss (Katherine Helmond) is still catting around. And so is that darling-voiced Georgia Engel, who I didn’t even know was on Coach! They should just ditch this dumb sequel idea and have those two carry a show about slutty cougars who turn the world upside down with their sexy ways. Check out this video of Georgia Engal and Betty White totally coming off as an adorable late-in-life lesbian couple.
Coach was on for NINE SEASONS. NINE. Really? I think I saw it once and was like, oh, the theme is guys are funny cuz’ they’re stupid *eye-roll*and wow, Shelly Fabrares has some big,red hair. She was like the proto-Merida. When Michael K. mentioned this story, he noted how he only remembered her hair, too. They better bring her or her hair back so people understand what’s happening.
God willing this means a Grace Under Fire sequel is in the works.