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Freeform to Bring Back ‘Party of Five’

Freeform announced a put pilot commitment for a reboot of Party of Five, which ran on Fox from 1994 to 2000. Original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are on board with the remake.

Sony Pictures Television is producing. The series will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate life struggles to survive as a family after their parents are deported back to Mexico.

The original series depicted the Salinger children coping after their parents were killed in a car accident. Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox and Lacey Chabert were in the original cast.

Keyser and Lippman will write the pilot with Rodrigo Garcia set to direct.

Party of Five is created by Keyser and Lippman, who are also executive producers. Garcia will also be an executive producer.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.