NBC Is Bringing Back 'Coach' with Craig T. Nelson

The network will update the old ABC comedy that starred Craig T. Nelson as a football coach

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Coach is staging a comeback.

Craig T. Nelson will reprise his old role as college football coach Hayden Fox in a new comedy for NBC this fall, PEOPLE has learned.

NBC has picked up 13 episodes of the new series that will take place almost two decades after the old Coach aired on ABC.

The old sitcom from Barry Kemp aired from 1987 to 1997 and also starred Jerry Van Dyke and Shelley Fabares. In the new iteration that Kemp will also write, Hayden has retired from the gridiron action but is called back home to assist his grown son, who is coaching a start-up college team in Pennsylvania.

Nelson, who won an Emmy in 1992 for Coach, just wrapped his sixth and final season of Parenthood for NBC. He played Zeek Braverman.

NBC is the second network in a week to announce plans to reboot an old favorite. Fox just announced that it would revive The X-Files for a six-episode event series.

NBC Reviving ABC’s Coach Starring Craig T. Nelson

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