Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in “Coach” sequel
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC.
The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team.
In the new series, nearly 20 years have passed and Fox has retired from coaching, NBC said Thursday. That's until he's called in to serve as assistant coach to his grown son, the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania.
Barry Kemp, who created the previous series, will write and serve as executive producer. Details on other casting for the sequel or an air date were not announced.
Nelson hasn't been away from TV. He co-starred in "Parenthood," which just wrapped a six-year run on NBC.
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