'Mrs. Doubtfire' aired more times than any other film on basic cable last year

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Are cable networks trying to gear up audiences for that Mrs. Doubtfire sequel?

According to a report by research firm IHS Technology, the original Mrs. Doubtfire aired more times than any other film on basic cable in 2013. The 1993 cross-dressing comedy starring Robin Williams played 66 times across five networks. The film, which earned more than $400 million at the box office, was No. 67 on the AFI’s America’s Funniest Movies list.

Could a sequel fair so well? While the plan by Fox 2000 Pictures is to reunite Williams with director Chris Columbus for Mrs. Doubtfire 2, star Mara Wilson says she has “no interest” in a followup.

Here are the Top 10 films playing on basic cable last year, according to the IHS report:

1. Mrs. Doubtfire
2. She’s All That
3. Juno
4. Austin Powers in Goldmember
5. Ice Age
6. There’s Something About Mary
7. Sleepless in Seattle
8. A Few Good Men
9. The Shawshank Redemption
10. Catwoman

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