CBS developing 'The Honeymooners' reboot

CBS has its eye on an updated version of "The Honeymooners," Variety has confirmed.

The project is a multicamera comedy from executive producer Bob Kushell, who will write the pilot script for CBS Television Studios. Kushell was also behind ABC's "Muppets" reboot. Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, and Jeff Greenstein will also serve as executive producers.

The new "Honeymooners" will be a modern spin on the 1950s classic, which starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, Audrey Meadows as his wife Alice, and Art Carney and Joyce Randolph as neighbors Ed and Trixie Norton. The move is not unlike that behind CBS' revamping of "The Odd Couple," now in its third season on the network.

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NEW YORK - AUGUST 22: Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden, Art Carney as Ed Norton and Joyce Randolph as Trixie Norton on THE HONEYMOONERS. Image dated August 22, 1955. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 23: Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden and Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden in THE HONEYMOONERS. Image dated August 23, 1955. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 23: THE HONEYMOONERS . Jackie Gleason (as Ralph Kramden) and Art Carney (as Ed Norton). Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 28: Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden and Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden in The Honeymooners episode, 'The $99,000.00 Answer '. Original broadcast January 28, 1956. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: THE HONEYMOONERS. Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden and Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden in 'The Golfer'. Original broadcast October 15, 1955. Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: THE HONEYMOONERS. Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden and Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden in 'The Golfer'. Original broadcast October 15, 1955. Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: THE HONEYMOONERS. Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden, Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden and Art Carney as Ed Norton in 'The Golfer'. Original broadcast October 15, 1955. Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Art Carney as Ed Norton on THE HONEYMOONERS. Image dated September 20, 1955. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 22: Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden on THE HONEYMOONERS. Image dated August 22, 1955. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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The property itself, which had its roots as a sketch on the defunct DuMont Network's "Cavalcade of Stars" variety series, has been resurrected several times: There was the initial run on CBS, followed by the 1960s revival as sketches on "The Jackie Gleason show;" then four hourlong specials on ABC in the 1970s. The most recent adaptation was the 2005 film of the same name starring Cedric the Entertainer and Gabrielle Union.

Kushell is repped by Hansen Jacobson. The Tannenbaums are with CAA, as are Timberman-Beverly, who are also with Hansen Jacobson. Greenstein is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.

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