The 80s detective show Hart to Hart is getting a gay reboot. NBC is working on a new version with a gay couple instead of the original’s husband and wife. The BBC says that this update will see attorney Jonathan Hart and his male partner – investigator Dan Hartman – juggle relationship drama with solving crimes. The original stars of the series, Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, played Jonathan and Jennifer Hart in the ABC original – which ran from 1979 to 1984.
Christopher Fife –who worked on the groundbreaking gay sitcom Will and Grace – is tapped to write it. A description of the new show says that the show will be
“a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series about attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity.”
The news comes after media charity GLAAD recently announced its ninth—and final—edition of their Network Responsibility Index (NRI). This rates TV networks on the quality –and quantity– of representation by the LGBT community. It will no longer publish the annual report monitoring the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBT representation on TV.
(via Pink News)