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(The Hollywood Reporter)   A&E developing an "edgy" reboot of Highway to Heaven. No word yet on whether Jonathan the Angel will also be 10% Rastafarian   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2014-01-18 10:19:07 AM  
I hope that they bring back Michael Landon's hair for a cameo. I saw it hustling for change on Santa Monica Blvd.
Sad.
 
2014-01-18 10:22:28 AM  
He needs to be a surfer. Gimme a nice schmear of surfer.
 
2014-01-18 10:28:41 AM  

Uzzah: He needs to be a surfer. Gimme a nice schmear of surfer.


John from Cincinnati?
 
2014-01-18 10:30:58 AM  
I wonder what "The Boss" thinks about this?
 
2014-01-18 10:31:54 AM  
Edgy angels you say?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-18 10:39:23 AM  
Next, they're bringing back Mother Angelica.
 
2014-01-18 10:53:50 AM  
Well... It's A&E, so the "angel" will probably be a raging racist who murders gays at rest stop men's rooms along this highway to heaven.
 
2014-01-18 11:06:23 AM  
Is that 10% Rastafarian a real factoid from the show?  If so,  +1 for remember that subby.
 
2014-01-18 11:09:26 AM  
I immediately thought of Roma Downey from Touched By an Angel. And it moved
 
2014-01-18 11:18:37 AM  

GonzoNihilist: Is that 10% Rastafarian a real factoid from the show?  If so,  +1 for remember that subby.


It's how Poochie was created.
 
2014-01-18 11:26:40 AM  
If you want more interesting angelic characters, why not make a miniseries out of Good Omens?  That would be awesome.
 
2014-01-18 11:30:53 AM  
What, so this time around there'll be no 'stop signs' or 'speed limits' as the main character has already paid his 'dues' to Satan whilst playing in a rockin' band?....

/p'shaw...
 
2014-01-18 11:33:18 AM  
LEAVE LANDON ALONE!!!!
 
2014-01-18 11:43:47 AM  
Sure, why not? Michael's hair was the pinnacle of the show. Slam Roma Downey, the quintessential religious slut and you've got a hit.
 
2014-01-18 11:46:01 AM  
Dig up Michael Landon and puppeteer his bones down a lonely road to a remixed techno soundtrack for the opening titles.

Too edgy?
 
2014-01-18 12:13:58 PM  
I have watched most of the Highway to Heaven episodes over the years, and also most of the Touched by an Angel episodes. Both of them evolved from telling stories with a message into preachy political soapboxes by supposed celestial beings on a celebrity star trip. Instead of rehashing more angel wandering around as human beings baloney, I would like to see someone take some of those Chicken Soup for the Soul stories and put them to film. A new story every time, solved by human goodness, without some angel magically making everything alright.
 
2014-01-18 12:14:50 PM  
I didn't realize but apparently Paul Walker was on HTH
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Anyway, when they say edgy reboot I think they really mean to make it more violent and sexual so they will probably start looking to certain sources for inspiration
www.bookstrand.com
 
2014-01-18 12:22:09 PM  
www.davidmcelroy.org
A&E? How about 'Touched By a Vagina Which Is Clearly Better Than an Anus'

meanwhile on the Discovery channel...

static.fjcdn.com

From now on I will refer to my imaginary wife's menstrual period as 'Shark Week'
 
2014-01-18 12:32:45 PM  

Gergesa: I didn't realize but apparently Paul Walker was on HTH
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Anyway, when they say edgy reboot I think they really mean to make it more violent and sexual so they will probably start looking to certain sources for inspiration
[www.bookstrand.com image 200x300]


Is the the Amazing Man episode?
 
2014-01-18 12:43:34 PM  

walktoanarcade: Dig up Michael Landon and puppeteer his bones down a lonely road to a remixed techno soundtrack for the opening titles.

Too edgy?


Put sunglasses on him!
 
2014-01-18 01:18:05 PM  
Prediction: I would rather eat a shiat sandwich than watch it. Just like all of their other crappy "shows."
 
2014-01-18 01:32:00 PM  
It'd better be along the lines of The Chimp Channel's version of Touched By An Angel, that's all I'm saying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Z_0E9mABg
That's how each episode of the original show should have dealt with every troublemaker.
 
2014-01-18 01:39:09 PM  
Well, it would almost have to be edgier by default. Any less edgy and you're in 'touched by an angel' territory.
I dunno, make it a fallen angel trying to earn his way back into heaven or some such, while still fighting his/her inner demons. I'll give it a shot.
 
2014-01-18 01:39:29 PM  
imagizer.imageshack.us
A&E spends as little as possible on programming and targets the lowest common denominator. It's dreck.
 
2014-01-18 03:42:41 PM  

Dahnkster: [www.davidmcelroy.org image 459x325]
A&E? How about 'Touched By a Vagina Which Is Clearly Better Than an Anus'

meanwhile on the Discovery channel...

[static.fjcdn.com image 600x389]

From now on I will refer to my imaginary wife's menstrual period as 'Shark Week'


Willie has a bachelor's degree in health and human performance with an emphasis on business from the [22] and took Duck Commander from a family business to a multimillion-dollar empire

What have you done?
 
2014-01-18 04:57:43 PM  
If he's going to be any part Rastafarian, I hope they change his name to Ras Trent.
 
2014-01-18 06:22:50 PM  
Want to make it edgy?  Make the angel gay, as Supernatual just did with one of the main characters this season.
 
2014-01-18 07:11:09 PM  
Here's a csb thing regarding the actor Victor French from the original series (his son and I were friends).  Mr French absolutely detested Monty Python. Couldn't stand them.  Thought British comedy was not funny.   One day his son was walking back to the hotel room (they were on a location shoot) and heard his dad laughing uproariously from down the hall.  Went in to the room to find him watching the German episode of Fawlty Towers.

/don't mention the war
 
2014-01-18 10:35:08 PM  
Where's Poochie?
 
2014-01-19 01:06:37 AM  
Wasilla Hillbilly:
I dunno, make it a fallen angel trying to earn his way back into heaven or some such, while still fighting his/her inner demons. I'll give it a shot.

So basically Castiel from Supernatural.

/My theory is he's Jesus with false memories
//It explains why he's the only angel that's not a dick
 
2014-01-19 06:01:47 PM  
Harking Bad?
 
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