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Robert Zemeckis Is Rebooting ‘The Jetsons’ As A Live-Action TV Sitcom

Disney-owned ABC has ordered a pilot for a live-action multi-camera Jetsons sitcom.

Gary Janetti, a writer/producer on shows like Family Guy, Vicious, and Will & Grace, is writing the pilot. He will executive produce, along with Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke through their company, Compari Entertainment. Jackie Levine will co-executive produce.

Hanna-Barbera’s The Jetsons first premiered in 1962 as a Sunday primetime show on ABC. The series, which follows the day-to-day life of a family who lives 100 years in the future, was designed as a follow-up to H-B’s other breakout hit on ABC, the prehistoric Flintstones,, which had debuted a couple years earlier.

ABC’s order is for a put pilot, which increases the chance of the project reaching series.

The Jetsons are owned by Time Warner. Warner Bros. Animation is also currently developing an animated Jetsons feature, to be helmed by Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon.

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