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Here's the First Trailer for the 'Vacation' Reboot Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

The reboot of 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation has been in development since since 2010, and today the first trailer was finally released. Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate and featuring Charlie Day, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena, the new Vacation centers on Helms as a grown-up Rusty Griswold as he takes his family on a trip to Wally World, and you can expect the original Mr. and Mrs. Griswold to make a special appearance. The film hits theaters on July 29th.

ABC's 'Muppets' Revival Will Be a "More Adult" Mockumentary Style Show

ABC is currently developing a Muppet Show reboot with Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer/producer Bob Kushell, and according to Entertainment Weekly the series will be aimed more at adults than kids, take on an Office/Arrested Development-style mockumentary format, and have a tone similar to 30 Rock. The plot will follow the Muppets behind the scenes as they launch a brand new television series, and the mockumentary format will delve "deeper into the Muppets' personal lives" for the first time. Here's ABC's official description of the series:

The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—will [...]

A 'Muppet Show' Reboot Is in the Works at ABC

Kermit and friends might be heading back to television. TV Line reports that ABC is currently developing a reboot of The Muppet Show, which originally ran from 1976-1981. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is writing and executive producing a pilot presentation for the network later this month with the working title Muppets 2015. Details are slim, and so far only a brief summary has been released: "The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on." ABC last attempted to revive The Muppet Show in 1996 with Muppets Tonight, but [...]

Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Reportedly Want in on the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:

Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]

'The Birthday Boys' Explores the Sad World of Classic Movie Reboots

Here's a sneak peek at this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring guest star Jack Black as a jaded actor starring in a reboot of a classic animated film he's never even seen. It's the perfect sketch at a time where reboots, remakes, sequels, and film-to-TV adaptations have gone into development overdrive — but don't expect to feel any better about reboots after watching it.

'Broad City's Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs Are Writing a "Female-Driven" 'Jump Street' Spin-Off

Sony has two Jump Street movies planned, and for one of them they've hired sketch comedy duo and Broad City writing/directing team Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs to write the script. According to The Wrap, Aniello and Downs will write a "female-driven spin-off" of the popular 2012 and 2014 films, while Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will return for a crossover film that combines the universes of Jump Street and Men in Black. Sony hasn't offered any more details on either project yet, but judging from Downs and Aniello's work as Paulilu and on Broad City, you can count on at least one of them [...]

MTV2 Is Bringing Back 'Celebrity Deathmatch'

MTV claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch might be heading back to television with all new episodes. According to THR, MTV2 has given a pilot order to a Celebrity Deathmatch revival from original creator Eric Fogel. The revival will be similar to the original that ran from 1998-2002, only "reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars." This makes the second time MTV2 attempted a Celebrity Deathmatch reboot; the network aired new fifth and sixth seasons from 2006-2007 but ultimately canceled the series. Check out some original Celebrity Deathmatch fights below:

Sony Is Developing an All-Male 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Paul Feig isn't the only director set to bring Ghostbusters back to the big screen. According to Deadline, Sony is currently developing a "male-driven action-centric" Ghostbusters reboot called Ghost Corps from Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, who will reportedly have offices at Sony with the sole task of finding future Ghostbusters "branding opportunities." Captain America: The Winter Soldier duo Joe and Anthony Russo will direct, Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible 5) will write, and according to Deadline, there's a possibility that co-producer Channing Tatum will star in the film as well. Here's what Reitman told Deadline on the project, as well as his plans for the [...]

An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online

Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky day. According to Bloody Disgusting, a draft of the original sequel penned by Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has leaked online. Its authenticity hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but the script — labeled "Second Draft — 04/08/2009" — is definitely worth the look for Ghostbusters fans. Here's an excerpt from Bloody Disgusting's summary:

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Ernie Hudson Hates the Idea of an All-Women 'Ghostbusters' Reboot (Unless It's Sexy)

"I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they'll be funny, and if they're not funny at least hopefully it'll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that's great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that."

Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson gives his ridiculously sexist two cents on Paul Feig's in-the-works reboot in an interview with The Telegraph.

A 'Punk'd' Revival Is in the Works at BET

Ashton Kutcher's MTV prank show Punk'd is heading back to television. According to THR, BET is reviving the series for a new version "tailored for the BET audience" that will feature a "behind-the-scenes look at how the celebrity pranks are conceptualized and carried through." No host has been announced yet. The original series ran on MTV from 2003-2007 and was briefly revived for a ninth season in 2012. Punk'd joins Celebrity Deathmatch as the latest MTV series set for a TV reboot.

The Case for TV Revivals and Reboots

“Why the hell is there gonna be a Coach revival?”

That was one of the bigger questions floating around the internet a couple weeks ago (another one, for some people, was “What the hell is Coach?”) following the surprise announcement that NBC cemented a 13-episode season deal to revive the ‘90s ABC Craig T. Nelson comedy. Yet as random as that news item seems on the outset, it’s just one more point of a larger trend. Reboots and revivals have always popped up here and there, but in the past year or so, things have gotten out of hand.

If anything, the trend has only accelerated in the [...]

Everything We Know About the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

The lead cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot was revealed today, and it's an all-star group including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and current SNL superstars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It's been a long and confusing wait since the rumored Ghostbusters sequel turned into a reboot from Bridesmaids director Feig, so here's a refresher on everything we know about the film so far:

Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena Join the 'Vacation' Reboot

The Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms just added four new cast members. Variety reports that Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena have just joined the cast and will play Four Corners cops, joining previously announced cast Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, and cameos from original Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. The reboot has been filming in Georgia and New Mexico and will make the directorial debut of Horrible Bosses writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It's currently slated for an October 9, 2015 release.