Freeform Greenlights ‘Party of Five’ Reboot

Freeform will resurrect Fox’s 1990s drama series Party Of Five, the network said Thursday.

The reboot of the series, which ran on Fox from 1994-2000, will follow five children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico, said network officials. 

Original Party of Five creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman will helm the Sony Pictures Television-produced reboot. Keyser and Lippman will serve as executive producers and writers for the new series, according to the network.

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