Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Starsky and Hutch Reboot? Original Actor David Soul Says of Himself and Paul Michael Glaser: “Don’t Give Up On Us” to Network


David Soul, original star of “Starsky and Hutch,” once had a hit record called “Don’t Give Up On Us.”

Now, hearing that Fox TV is thinking of a reboot, Soul says — to paraphrase– Don’t give up on us! That’s in reference to him co-star Paul Michael Glaser.

Fox is saying in the new version Starsky and Hutch will be female undercover cops. Really? Why not just call it “Cagney and Lacey”? Fox is woke? What’s up with that?

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Anyway, Soul writes on Twitter: “Every article mentions the ‘original’ actors by name. So why not just reboot Paul and me—as a couple of old farts solving piddly-ass crimes at the assisted living facility where we would now live? Who can do Starsky and Hutch better than him and me?”

Hey– why not make these ladies the daughters of the respective older guys, and have the guys as advisers?

TV will not be satisfied until every show from the 60s and 70s is rebooted in some unfamiliar way. Where is My Mother the Car? It’s time!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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