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[NEWS] 'Groundhog Day' TV series in the works
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Your Name
2020-07-03 07:27:06 UTC
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Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\


From ComingSoon.net ...


Stephen Tobolowsky reveals Groundhog Day series in the works
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Groundhog Day is still one of the most celebrated and iconic
films in both Bill Murray and Harold Ramis' careers in the
near 30 years since its release and though a sequel had long
been ruled out, it appears the time looping comedy is
finding new life as a TV series.

In an interview with The Production Meeting podcast, co-star
Stephen Tobolowsky (One Day At a Time) revealed that while
working on the Sony lot on one of its ABC co-productions, 
The Goldbergs or spin-off Schooled, he was pulled aside by a
producer and told that they were developing a series and
asked if he would reprise his role as iconic nag Ned Ryerson,
to which he said, "Yeah, sure!" The 69-year-old star didn't
reveal any further details as to who is penning the script or
other stars involved, but he did confirm it would pick up
30 years after the events of the first film.

Co-written by Ramis and Danny Rubin on a story from Rubin, 
Groundhog Day centered on cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors
as he heads to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the
titular annual event, only to find himself trapped in a time
loop and forced to endlessly repeat the day of February 2.

Alongside Murray, the film featured an ensemble cast that
included Andie MacDowell (Ready or Not), Chris Elliott
(Schitt's Creek), Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray (Lodge 49),
Marita Geraghty (Broadcast News) and Angela Paton (Trapped
in Paradise).


<https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1140566-stephen-tobolowsky-reveals-groundhog-day-series-in-the-works>
RichA
2020-07-03 07:59:48 UTC
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Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
In the movie, it took him what, months of days to figure it out, so plenty of fodder, if they stick to one day per ep. It might actually work.
anim8rfsk
2020-07-03 13:22:04 UTC
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Post by RichA
Post by Your Name
Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
In the movie, it took him what, months of days to figure it out,
No, the writers say it was thousands of years.
Post by RichA
so plenty of
fodder, if they stick to one day per ep. It might actually work.
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Adam H. Kerman
2020-07-03 19:54:40 UTC
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Post by anim8rfsk
Post by RichA
Post by Your Name
Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
In the movie, it took him what, months of days to figure it out,
No, the writers say it was thousands of years.
Post by RichA
so plenty of
fodder, if they stick to one day per ep. It might actually work.
Why do I have a feeling of deja vu that we've had this very same
discussion about how this cannot be adapted into an entertaining tv
series hundreds of times before?
Your Name
2020-07-03 21:54:53 UTC
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Post by RichA
Post by Your Name
Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
In the movie, it took him what, months of days to figure it out, so
plenty of fodder, if they stick to one day per ep. It might actually
work.
And be boring as hell watching him repeat all the days events each episode.

There's only two ways it could potentially "work",

- continue the story of village life without any repeating
(basically a sort-of Gilmore Girls sheries)

- turn it into a "go back in time to correct the future"
series, same as the billion other such sci-fi shows like
"Seven Days".

both of which would be awful and, as often in Hollyweird, have nothing
in reality to do with the movie.
Your Name
2020-07-03 22:35:59 UTC
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On 2020-07-03 21:54:53 +0000, Your Name said:
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Post by Your Name
(basically a sort-of Gilmore Girls sheries)
My accidental typo just invented a new word:

Sheries (copyright, trademark)
defining as "a female-led TV series".

;-)
Ubiquitous
2020-07-03 15:22:22 UTC
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Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
BRILLIANT!
Make one ep and play it over and over.

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Your Name
2020-07-03 21:49:55 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Your Name
Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but it's
not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
BRILLIANT!
Make one ep and play it over and over.
Still wouldn't last for an entire series. Everyone would switch off
five minutes into the "second" episode.
Ubiquitous
2020-07-03 23:12:42 UTC
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Post by Your Name
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Your Name
Why?!? And more importantly, how?!? It was an okay-ish movie, but
it's not even remotely possibly to sensibly stretch it to a TV
series ...
then again, when has anyone in Hollyweird ever had any sense. :-\
BRILLIANT!
Make one ep and play it over and over.
Still wouldn't last for an entire series. Everyone would switch off
five minutes into the "second" episode.
Detail, shmetails...

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