Warner Bros TV currently has a reboot of sitcom ALF in development, reports TV Line. The project is still in the early stages, but WB seems very keen, and is currently searching for a writer to lead the series.
ALF first aired on NBC from September 1986 to March 1990, and ran for four seasons and 102 episodes. It follows an extraterrestrial named Gordon Shumway (nicknamed ALF, short for Alien Life Form) from the Lower East Side of the planet Melmac, who accidentally crash-lands in the garage of the Tanners, a suburban middle-class family from the San Fernando Valley area of California.
Each episode of the sitcom documents ALF’s life on Earth as he becomes an extra member of the Tanner family, makes friends outside of their home, and generally learns more about his new surroundings.
The series was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett, with Fusco also serving as the voice of ALF, ALF’s puppeteer, writer, director and executive producer. It also starred Max Wright as Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner, Andrea Elson as Lynn Tanner and Benji Gregory as Brian Tanner.
Since the show first premiered over 30 years ago, the character of ALF has become something of a pop culture hero, earning references in the likes of The Simpsons, Mr Robot, The Big Bang Theory, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Hot Tub Time Machine.
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