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CBS going back 'to the moon' with 'Honeymooners' reboot

Jackie Gleason, left, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph appear in a scene from "The Honeymooners." (CBS)
Jackie Gleason, left, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph appear in a scene from "The Honeymooners." (CBS)

Bang, zoom, CBS may go back to the moon.

Bob Kushell, the man behind the development of ABC's reboot of "The Muppets," has been tapped to write the script, as well as executive produce, a modern take on the beloved 1950s television series "The Honeymooners," according to the Hollywood Reporter .

The rebooted series will again focus on two couples, both friends and neighbors, one of whom divorced before reconciling four years later.

CBS continues to try its hand at reboots, despite finding varied levels of success with them. The network canceled "Rush Hour" in May after a single, lackluster season and declined to exercise its option for more episodes of Season 3 of "The Odd Couple." But a strong reception for recently rebooted "MacGyver" seems to be holding the network's interest in revivals.

It remains unclear how "The Honeymooners" will fare with modern audiences, given that they might be a bit more circumspect at the prospect of a sitcom protagonist threatening to pop his wife in the mouth.

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