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CBS to Remake 'Wild Wild West,' Lil Jon Remixes 'Sesame Street' Theme and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2010 6:30PM
Ron Moore'Battlestar Galactica' mastermind Ronald D. Moore is heading west with CBS. The writer is teaming with Naren Shankar to remake 'The Wild Wild West.'

According to Deadline Hollywood, Shankar and Moore will write and executive produce the remake. The remake will follow two Secret Service Agents as investigate crimes in a post-Civil War America.

CBS struck ratings gold with a remake of 'Hawaii Five-0' and looks to be trying to do the same with 'Wild Wild West.'

In other TV news ...

'American Idol' runner-up Crystal Bowersox will release her new album Dec. 14. 'Farmer's Daughter' will feature 12 tracks including a cover of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth." [E! Online]

'Glee' might not do a tribute episode in its post-Super Bowl slot. After mediocre reviews to its last themed episodes, producers are reportedly mulling over doing a normal episode with songs from various artists. [Movieline]

'Celebrity Apprentice' contestant and rapper Lil Jon has put his unique stamp on the iconic 'Sesame Street' theme. Warning, it's pretty profane, but still enjoyable. Thanks to Vulture for the find. Check it out below.

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arabesque316

The ''Wild, Wild West is my favorite T.V. series of all time. It was not low ratings that cause the show to be canceled. There were numerous complaints that it was too violent for T.V.! They made two '' Wild, Wild West T.V. Movies back in the 80's. Both were hits. There were talk about bringing it back as a series. Once again it was blocked. The British have their James Bond. What's wrong with America having a James Bond of the west? Will Smith was terrible choice as James West. The theme song was a '' rapp'' tune! I am looking forward to the new series.

September 19 2011 at 4:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sleezyscoundrel

Robert Conrad as Jim West and the late Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon will be difficult to top. Bringing back westerns, I have no problem with, it's the remaking of an established series that shows a lack of imagination. The attempted remake of Rockford Files is a prime example.

Leave WWW alone and come up with a new concept.

August 30 2011 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Europa

I wasn't just referring to Moore and Shankar. I'm talking about Hollywood in general. Is anyone capable of an original thought or idea anymore? Or even just a new idea *inspired* by an original instead of a remake (i.e. same name, same basic situation but with new actors)? The way Cris Carter was inspired to create "The X-Files" from "The Night Stalker." "The X-Files" paid homage to "The Night Stalker" and other shows of that vain while at the same time being original and its own thing. It wasn't just a '90s version of "The Night Stalker."

November 11 2010 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob Walley

Moore and Shankar's credits do include a lot of remakes (they both started on Star Trek TNG) but they can't be accused of not taking original spins on their redos. I'm looking forward to a new WWW!

November 11 2010 at 7:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Europa

[Sorry for the double post.]

November 10 2010 at 7:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Europa

And, hello, I just remembered there's already been a "WWW" remake with Will Smith and Selma Hyek (sp?) and it totally bombed!

November 10 2010 at 7:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Europa

Nothing against Naren Shankar (I'm a HUGE fan of his work on "Farscape") but enough already with the remakes! Can't anybody think up anything new?! Good Lord.

November 10 2010 at 6:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jimmy_MO

Totally agree. Does Ron Moore have any original ideas?

November 10 2010 at 7:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Europa

And, hello, I just remember there's already been a "WWW" remake with Will Smith and Selma Hyek (sp?) and it totally bombed!

November 10 2010 at 7:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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