A reactivation of "Northern Exposure" on CBS is currently under development. Variety has learned.
Rob Morrow, star of the original series, will return to play his role as Dr. Joel Fleischman, who returns to Cicely, Alabama, for the funeral of an old friend. Once there, he finds a new set of extravagant characters and meets the ancients.
Morrow will also be executive producer in addition to starring. Star companion of the original series John Corbett is linked as a producer, although he is not ready to appear in the revival at this time.
Josh Brand will write and produce executive products, with Morrow, John Falsey and Ben Silverman as executive producers. Universal television will produce. Brand and Falsey co-created the original series. The duo also co-created the medical drama "St. Elsewhere," as well as programs such as "One Year in the Life," "Going to the Ends," and "I'll Fly Away."
"Northern Exposure" lasted six seasons and more than 100 episodes on CBS between 1990 and 1995. In addition to Morrow and Corbett, the series starring Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum, Darren E. Burrows, Cynthia Geary, Elaine Miles and Peg Phillips. He collected 39 Emmy nominations over the course of his career, and finally won seven. That includes a victory for the best drama series and the best writing for a drama series in 1992.
The brand is redesigned by the UTA. Morrow is restated by Gersh and Magnolia Entertainment. Corbett is in charge of Gersh and Lovett Management.
If the project advances, it would be the last of a series of television revivals in recent years. CBS currently broadcasts the resurgence of "Murphy Brown," while ABC revived infamous "Roseanne" last season, only to cancel it and bring it back as "The Conners." ABC is also currently developing a continuation of "NYPD Blue".