'Cheers' was a classic sitcom that ran for over 10 years. The show was centered on a Boston bar named ‘Cheers’ that was the hangout for some seriously funny and bit eccentric patrons. As for the cast, its owner, Sam Malone, played by actor Ted Danson. Sam was a retired major league baseball player who loved the ladies, in today's lingo, he’d be called a player. With an all-star cast including such legendary actors as, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Pearlman, Kelsey Grammer
But the success of Cheers was more than just great acting.
"It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear.” It was lines like this
A great show like this begs the questions: Could one of the major television networks bring Cheers back? But more importantly: Would it work in this day and age?
If a major network were to reboot the show, it would need a new approach, a modern-day makeover so to speak. A new, fresh setting and a few updated characters might be enough to make a reboot of Cheers successful. The original Cheers was set in Boston with an all-white cast. Adding a few minorities would make a reboot more interesting and attract a larger demographic while adding a modern flavor to the show. Characters like Sam could be an ex-pro football quarterback rather than an ex-pitcher. Simple changes like this could make a reboot very successful.
If the show could become a hit again like it was in the '80s, it’d have to compete and outshine sitcoms like 'Sullivan & Son', 'Modern Family' and 'The Big Bang Theory'. For a sitcom to be successful, it needs to attract a wide audience that can relate to the story, the setting and the plot lines. But most of all, it has to be funny, as having great acting isn’t enough; it must be partnered with great writing. With the right combination of hot new stars, a fresh look, and story-lines that people can relate to, Cheers could come back with a vengeance.