Coach Returns to NBC, Ushers in the Era of TV Sequelitis

March 27, 2015 2:20 PM

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No one really seems to know what makes a hit sitcom anymore—for every powerhouse like The Big Bang Theory or critical favorite like black-ish, there are virtually dozens of failures each season. They’ve tried reboots (yet another The Odd Couple debuted this season; did you even notice?) and rip-offs (yes, we’ve still got shows copying Friends), but there’s one gambit the networks largely haven’t tried: the straight-up sequel. Until now.

For the surely millions of people who have spent the past 15 years wondering about the fate of the Minnesota State University Screaming eagles, your wait is over. Coach, the sitcom that aired from 1989 until 1997, is returning to NBC, with Craig T. Nelson reprising his role as the titular Coach Hayd...

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