C'mon get happy: There's a new 'Partridge Family'

Partridgefamily_lHello, world, it’s time for an updated version of The Partridge Family. Producers of the new series tell Variety that they won’t bask in easy nostalgia but will make the show reflect the modern realities of the music industry. No word on how exactly they intend to do that (are they just going to air the entire series on MySpace?), so maybe we can help them come up with some timely and relevant plot ideas:

• The Partridges drive their eco-friendly hybrid bus to Times Square, only to learn that MTV has canceled TRL.
• Reuben Kincaid announces the release of the family’s new CD a week early to foil Internet pirates.
• Danny drops out of the tour for a few weeks, citing "exhaustion."
• Tracy’s Radio Disney fanbase is scandalized when the moppet appears in a Vanity Fair photo spread wearing only a bedsheet.
• Keith discovers that he’s adopted, and that he’s really the long-lost fourth Jonas brother.
• Chris pings a paparazzo’s camera with a slingshot-fired pebble. Video of the resulting "scuffle" is viewed 500,000 times at TMZ.com.
• Mom Shirley proudly stands beside Laurie at the press conference where the teenager announces she’s having a baby by one of her backup dancers.

Other ideas? Submit them below.

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  • Olivia

    This is FANTATIC!! I wasn’t even alive when the original was on, but I love it off of dvds! And They’d better not get rid of the velvet outfits!

  • Meh

    I like your ideas. I’d watch it. Maybe rather than have a mom driving the bus, they could hire David Cassidy to play the dad? And Danny B to play the crazy uncle. Or, better yet, make it a dual generation show and watch bring back Susan Dey and Grandma Shirley too.

  • Snarf

    We have to work purity rings and an emergency re-virgining ceremony into this somehow.

  • katie

    Didn’t they already try to make a “new Partridge Family” on VH1 a few years back? I remember a reality show competition to cast the new series, which to my knowledge, never aired…

  • queen of disrepair

    God Almighty – is nothing sacred???? This is a terrible, horrible, awful, no-good, very bad idea.Leave my Partriges alone, damn you scummy producer types. Go reinvent “Leave it to Beaver” (loads of possiblilities there) or “Love, American Style” (ande the mind boggles over how THAT could be handled thanks to cable) but leave Shirley, Reuben and the rest in my multi-colored bus shaped time capsule of youth.

  • donner

    Aren’t the “the modern realities of the music industry” mostly filled with people like Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus? That WOULD make for interesting tv, following those kinds of music goddesses around week after week…yeeeesh…

  • to Katie

    Yes there was a “new Partridge Family” that was supposed to happen, and I think Teddy Geiger was supposed to be in it.

  • Stephanie T.

    *Eyes rolling* This show is going to be just as bad as when MTV tried to do their version of The Monkees back in the mid 1980’s!

  • Stephanie T.

    Laurie actually eats, and has Kim K’ butt!

  • Stephanie T.

    Excuse me, my keyboard blows. I meant Kim K’s butt.

  • Melody

    No thank you. This proves how creatively bankrupt the TV industry is.

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