“The Partridge Family” has found a new network home at NBC.
The Peacock has picked up a contemporary single-camera take on the classic ABC sitcom to be written by Jeff Rake.
“Partridge” hails from Reveille, Geffen Records and Sony TV. A fan of the 1970s series, Rake plans to “turn the premise on its head.”
“In the original, the kids actually recruited their mom to front the band, which I can’t see happening in any family on this planet,” he said. “The new version will reflect what seems to me to be the more realistic family band scenario these days: a struggling, sort of well-meaning mom pimping her kids in order to create a wholesome-slash-sexy cash cow.”
The Partridge Family albums were consistent smashes in the early ’70s, with three of them reaching the top 10 of The Billboard 200 between October 1970 and August 1971. The group also netted five top 20 hits on the Hot 100.