Awww shucks now! Word on the street is that Fox networks is looking to bring back one of the longest running African-American drama’s on television ever. If you love you some Bird, Maxine, Teri, Lem & Kenny ; get ready it soon may be a reality!
Twentieth Century Fox is looking to revive the TV series Soul Food, a source familiar with the decision tells FishbowlLA. The original Soul Food ran on Showtime from 2000 to 2004, and was based on the 1997 film of the same name from director George Tillman Jr.
Fox is looking to revamp the series for a new generation. The project is still in the very early stages of development, but executives at the company are said to be keen on it. It isn’t yet clear whether the new Soul Food would be for the Fox broadcast network, or whether the company would try to sell it to other channels.
Sources say, BET would seem to be a natural fit for the series, as it acquired the off-network rights to Soul Food in 2004, though it has since shifted the reruns to Centric. It also has a solid African American drama to pair it with in The Game. [source]
Since BET was able to bring The Game back, they damn well ought to revive Soul Food. The series was one of my favorite shows on television. I definitely want this move to happen.