Prepare for a quick flashback to the late 80s and early 90s. Craig T. Nelson is coming back to television in a familiar role, his former character Hayden Fox will be headed to NBC. The network is bringing back ‘Coach,’ the former sitcom that debuted back in 1989 as a multi-cam comedy that will be produced by Universal Television.
The sequel series will be given a 13-episode straight to series order at NBC, with Craig T. Nelson as a co-star. The new series will take place almost 20 years after the events of the original series. The original ‘Coach’ ran for nine seasons, with an impressive 198 episodes.
Newer fans of Craig T. Nelson may know him best from his most-recent series ‘Parenthood,’ which also aired on NBC. The new ‘Coach’ will take place in modern-times, with Coach Hayden Fox returning to coaching as an assistant coach. Coach Fox comes back to coach after his son becomes the head-coach at an Ivy League School in Pennsylvania. Other than those details, NBC has been quiet about the new story.
Although the series has the greenlight at NBC, no casting information other than Craig T. Nelson has been disclosed at this time. The other lead-role, Nelson’s on-screen son, is expected to be announced over the next few months.
Also returning to the series is the original creator of “Coach,” Berry Kemp. Craig T. Nelson will serve as an executive producer and Kemp will be writing the new series. Kemp will also serve as an executive producer on the new series. No premiere window was given at this time, but more information on the series is expected to be released soon by NBC.
Since his role on ‘Parenthood’ as Zeek Braverman, Craig T. Nelson most recently appeared in the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy ‘Get Hard.’ The film is currently in theaters. Nelson plays a small role in the film, as Martin.