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Karl Malden and Michael Douglas of 'The Streets of San Francisco' Who are this generation's Michael Douglas and Karl Malden? CBS hopes to find out.

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United States

#1 Jul 29, 2008
Get Gerald McRaney to play Mike
Stone. He'd be GREAT in this part!

United States

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Oh and Skeet Ulrich could play the younger guy.

Union, SC

#3 Jul 29, 2008
FINALLY! A remake I could get behind. But I'm not a key demographic number so my potential viewership is irrelevant. So, good luck with that Mr. Turner and Mr. Port.

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Jul 29, 2008
It won't be the same. Television should not make re-makes of anything.

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Mark wrote:
It won't be the same. Television should not make re-makes of anything.
It's true. M*A*S*H*. The Office. Sanford and Sons. All in the Family.

Disasters all!
Hot Pocket

Chicago, IL

#6 Jul 29, 2008
FINALLY A REMAKE from the procedural genre. They need to remake some sitcoms next b/c those single-cams suck ass!

The Streets of San Francisco was great and I don't think it'll be that hard to do and it should easily be successful.

After this one I'm waiting for:
Charlie's Angels
Starsky & Hutch
Hill Street Blues
Rockford Files
TJ Hooker
so many more....

Tuscaloosa, AL

#7 Jul 29, 2008
I loved this show when I was a kid. Since CBS tends to take every successful show and clone it, I really hope they keep their mitts off of Stone, Keller, and the Streets of San Francisco. CBS disppoints me greatly, and I'd really hate to see them screw with this classic. They'll only start making everything "The Streets of...". Fill in the city of your choice. Just like they did with CSI. Just too much. The original was perfection. Leave it alone.
Brian from Canada


#8 Jul 29, 2008
Why keep the same characters? Create new ones and then get Michael Douglas and Richard Hatch do cameos during sweeps.

But otherwise, this seems a potentially better idea than Knight Rider or Bionic Woman: there's no set tone that people remember and expect from the show, and a truly good cop show is (sadly) missing from the networks these days.

I'm all for Ulrich and McRaney, but there's loads of other actors they could use. All you need is one good lead.


#9 Jul 29, 2008
Whats with all the 70's stuff?The Decade is over, lets keep it that way
John H

Rochester, NY

#10 Jul 30, 2008
This is a terrible idea. I don't see how you can even hpe to duplicate the unique casting of Malden and Douglas. The relationship between Stone and Keller was pretty much the whole show. Most, of the 70's Quinn Martin productions featured some sort of star powered cast, none more so than "Streets," which has the distinction of having one veteran, and a future movie star in the same show. In fact, Douglas' career had taken off in films so much that Richard Hatch mopped up for him in the last season on ABC. It would be much better to start fresh with different characters, maybe bring Hatch back as a SFPD captain.

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 30, 2008
hot pocket - tv execs can re-make any or all of the shows you listed except Rockford Files. No way anyone can do a re-make anywhere near as good as the original. There is only 1 Jim Rockford and that is James Garner. The rest of those shows sucked to begin with so how they can get any worse. If tv writers and execs had any creativty they wouldn't have to re-make American or foreign tv shows.
Steve Keller

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Jul 31, 2008
Woo-hoo! We're back!

Been waiting for years to see this series come back.

Casting will be primo important

Blackfalds, Canada

#13 Aug 1, 2008
I think that a good choice for the yoiung fresh-faced cop would be either Jason Dohring or Alex O'Loughlin as both are available and both have the acting ability to pull this off. Not to mention the looks and Alex has alreay played a cop on The Shield.

Winston Salem, NC

#14 Aug 19, 2008
Is it true that Ben McKenzie is being considered for the part of Steve?

Edmond, OK

#15 Oct 21, 2008
So when will it come to TV?

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