'Party of Five' reboot headed to Freeform with immigration twist

Carla Harmon
January 19, 2018

No production timetable for the Party of Five reboot has been given yet.

The show ran for six seasons and tackled heavy topics such as substance abuse, domestic abuse and cancer.

According to Variety, Freeform has given the series a put pilot commitment, meaning that if the network decides to pass on airing the pilot, they'll have to pay a penalty.

Rebooting classic 90s shows is pretty widespread and successful at the moment, with series like Fuller House and Will and Grace re-delivering the goods to a new audience.

While the original series centered on the five Salinger siblings forced to carry on after the deaths of their parents, the reboot will follow five siblings whose parents, the Buendiases, were suddenly deported to Mexico.

The new reboot will bring back the show's original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman.

Party of Five was always a fairly misleading show, because folks, those sad teens were rarely having a party.

The original revolved around on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver. Eventually, Jennifer Love Hewitt showed up, and got her own spin-off, Time Of Your Life.

The popular 1990s drama "Party of Five" may be returning to the small screen, but with a very timely twist. Considering that Freeform airs The 700 Club twice a day due to contractual obligations, it's a safe bet that you'll see at least a pilot from the new Party of Cinco.

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