Get out the varsity jacket! Sports comedy Coach is headed back to television for a new sequel series, Variety reports. Craig T. Nelson, who starred as Coach Hayden Fox, will be reprising his role.
The NBC reboot has been given a 13-episode run, but a premiere date has yet to be announced. Nelson, 70, and Coach creator Barry Kemp will serve as executive producers.
The news comes just two months after Nelson’s drama Parenthood tearfully ended its six-season run. (Oh Bravermans, how we miss thee!) While the show was on air, Nelson, who played family leader Zeek Braverman, called out NBC for not promoting it enough.
Coach ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1997, and centered on a university football coach and his trusty sidekick, Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam (Jerry Van Dyke). The series also starred Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke, and Clare Carey. It’s yet to be revealed which other cast members — if any — may return for the sequel.
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