The show’s cast and producers have started getting the news this evening. The decision comes after weeks of rumblings about creative issues on the project, which only has filmed a pilot episode. Original star Craig T. Nelson toplined the new show, written by the original series creator Barry Kemp.
While Coach had a 13-episode order, NBC opted to film one episode and take time to reevaluate the project before proceeding with the other 12 episodes. I hear besides Nelson, who is guaranteed 13 episodic fees, all other cast members are being paid for the produced episode only. I hear response to the reboot had been mixed at best, with sources indicating that it felt dated.
It’s been confirmed that studio Universal TV will be taking Coach out to other outlets, with Netflix thought to be an ideal platform to take the series forward ala Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Watch this space for any potential updates…