An 'ALF' Reboot Is Reportedly in the Works!

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Not even Melmacians are safe from being resurrected for modern television consumption, as Warner working on a reboot of ALF.

But Warner Bros TV "is in the early stages" of developing a reboot of the 1980s classic sitcom ALF, according to Variety. Behind the camera, Fusco was an executive producer, director, writer, and co-creator of the series, which he conceived of with Tom Patchett. As of late, that has involved reviving once-popular TV shows to give people something familiar to latch onto. In the original series, ALF of the planet Melmac crash lands in the suburbs and takes up residence with the middle class Tanner family. In the case of ALF, this could do a lot for those who are prone to latching onto 80s nostalgia.

While Alf became a nickname for the character, as an acronym it stands for "Alien Life Form". As of now, Fusco's involvement in the reboot remains unclear.

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ALF ran from 1986-1990, but the series, particularly the title character, have remained part of the pop-culture landscape over the decades. The series also starred Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, and Benji Gregory.

Warner reportedly in the earliest stages of development on the reboot, with the studio searching for a writer with the ideal pedigree to self-esteem ratio to take on and eventually helm the project. Shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and Mr. Robot, as well as movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Hot Tub Time Machine, have all made reference to the alien puppet.

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