"Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas has a new project: a remake ... of his own canceled show.
Thomas and ABC have signed a deal to resurrect "Cupid," Thomas' short-lived 1998 show about a man (Jeremy Piven, post-"Ellen" and pre-"Entourage") who thinks he's the legendary matchmaker, sent to earth by Zeus and tasked with helping loveless souls. The show lasted for just 15 episodes, but it was reasonably well-regarded and attracted more than a few die-hard fans.
The idea to bring it back, according to Variety, came when Thomas and ABC executives were talking about writing a big, sweeping love story a la "The Love Boat." They kept coming back to "Cupid," and the network ultimately asked Thomas for a do-over of the series. Piven won't be in this one, and the setting will shift from Chicago to Los Angeles, but the sensibility of the series will remain intact.
I have only vague memories of "Cupid" from the first time around, but one YouTube user has put every single episode online. For those of you who did watch, tell me: Are you willing to be shot by "Cupid"'s arrow again?