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Is latest reboot a sign Hollywood is done remaking ’80s classics?

Here's some shocking news: The latest TV reboot from Hollywood ISN'T from the '80s. It's from – gasp! – the 1990s. Deadline.com reports that Party of Five is up next for a re-imagining.

Party of Five, which ran on Fox from 1994 to 2000, centered around five siblings who are forced to band together as a family when their parents are killed in a car crash. The reboot would evolve the story to Trump's America and instead focus on five Mexican-American brothers and sisters who are left alone when their parents are deported to Mexico.

The Freeform network (formerly ABC Family) has given the green light for a Party of Five pilot.

Does this mean Hollywood has grown bored trying to reboot the '80s? Maybe they're just tired of their constant misfires. It seems the best way to honor our decade is with new ideas set in the '80s. Shows like Halt and Catch Fire, The Goldbergs, Stranger Things and The Americans are proof the decade has plenty to offer – so long as the writers aren't lifting the material from previous classics.

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