Coach is returning to the small screen!
Nearly two decades after the original series aired on NBC, the network has announced it is bringing back the hit 1990s sitcom for 13 new episodes this fall.
According to 'People,' Craig T. Nelson, 70, has already signed on to reprise his role as head coach of the fictional college football team the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles.
The cast of 'Coach' in 1989. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The original show — also starring Jerry Van Dyke and Shelley Fabares — ran from February 1989 until May 1997. The new version will reportedly follow Craig's character, Hayden Fox, as he comes out of retirement to help his adult son coach a start-up college team in Pennsylvania.
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Since the show went off the air, Craig — who won an Emmy for his role in 'Coach' — appeared on 'The District' from 2000 to 2004 and recently wrapped a five-year run as patriarch Zeek Braverman on NBC's 'Parenthood.'
Craig T. Nelson on 'Parenthood' in 2015. (Photo Credit: R/R)
Prior to the announcement that 'Coach' will return, NBC similarly disclosed the network has plans to start filming a six-episode reboot of 'The X-Files' — starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson — this summer.
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