What’s old is new again. As is the case with so many new projects on TV, CBS is going back to the well to revive a prominent series. This time, the comedic drama “Northern Exposure” is now being developed for a revival series with the series’ star returning to tell more quirky stories from Alaska.
Unless you’re a person of a certain age, odds are you didn’t see “Northern Exposure” during its original run from 1990 to 1995. The series followed a young, hotshot New York City doctor who finds himself in a “fish out of water” situation when he begins working in Alaska. The early-‘90s series won three Primetime Emmys, including an Outstanding Drama Series trophy back in 1992.
Now, Deadline is reporting that “Northern Exposure” is coming back as a revival with the original series star Rob Morrow headlining. As with the original series, this new “Northern Exposure” follows Morrow’s doctor character as he goes back to Alaska, after some time away, to attend a funeral. However, once there, hijinks ensue and the doctor has to deal with the quirky residents of the small town in Alaska once again.
As mentioned, the series will star Morrow, as well as John Corbett, who also appeared in the original series. Since his Emmy-nominated role on “Northern Exposure,” Morrow has done a ton of TV work, appearing on series like “Numb3rs,” “CSI: NY,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and most recently on “Designated Survivor” and “Chicago PD.”
Corbett has also had quite the career since his time on the series. He’s probably best known for his role in the massive film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” but has also starred recently in “To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before” and the TV series “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.”
“Northern Exposure” co-creators Josh Brand and John Falsey are also onboard with the new revival. If CBS ends up picking up the series, it joins the ranks of “Murphy Brown,” “Roseanne”/”The Conners,” and “Veronica Mars” as recent revivals coming to TV screens.