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"Veronica Mars" Creator will Revive "Cupid"

"Veronica Mars" Creator will Revive "Cupid"

"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?


Tayzen Tayzen 8 years
If you’re interested, I started recently, together with some friends, Cupid Wiki: No ads. Just good content. I am updating it when I have the chance. Obviously, the focus in on the series about to air, but we want to cover also the “Chicago” series.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
oh, i've never heard of this but love veronica mars so i'd watch this
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 10 years
SUPER SUPER SUPER LOVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUPID!!!!!!!!!!! I have been so angry for FOREVER that it's not on DVD (and neither is Ally McBeal, another show that has made me mad that it's not released in seasons on DVD). And I love Veronica Mars too, though in a different way and for different reasons. I think this *could* be awesome, and I will hope hope hope for the best. Agreed that casting and writers will be CRUCIAL. I have no ideas at the moment for the cast, but I think Amy Sherman and Daniel Palladino would KICK ASS writing for this show in particular....
mellafe mellafe 10 years
Rob Thomas should go back to work in the Veronica Mars comic or movie or whatever.
keiren63 keiren63 10 years
When I saw Veronica Mars I thought what I liked was those actors, their chemistry, their Cupid I realize that Rob Thomas has a genuine talent for casting actors who spark off each other, creating witty, smart banter, and giving a show the heart that you need to keep interested. I loved the original...I'll be thrilled to watch a new version.
Phil Phil 10 years
Ah yes, and how the heck could they move the show from Chicago to LA? Chicago had heart! One of my favourite things about the show was that it had such beautiful displays of Chicago's masterful architecture. It gave a feel that the show was set in one of the great cities, worthy of comparison to Rhodes, Athens, Ithaca, and so on. Boo LA.
hollybee123 hollybee123 10 years
I loved Cupid, and of course it got cancelled, as almost all shows that I love do. I also loved Veronica Mars, r.i.p., so I'm very happy to hear about the new Cupid. It'll be hard to replace the Pivs though.
Phil Phil 10 years
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! This has been one ofm y favourite shows EVER and since news of Veronica Mars cancellation has been floating around, I'm been yelling "Bring back Cupid!" I've been saying this for so long. This is the best entertainment related news I've heard in a long long long long loooooong time. I just realized that some time last week, the revival of old shows was on my mind. It came with the debut of Bionic Woman and the news Buzz posted about NBC wanting to remake Knight Rider. I thought back to 1998 and remembered ABC's remake of Fantasy Island with Malcolm MacDowell, Madchen Amick and I think Edgar from 24. When that show debuted with Cupid, I though how terrible the timing musthave been for both shows. They were each excellent shows that I absolutely loved, had their chare of critical praise, but never found the right audience. I mentioned this show at work yesterday when we were talking about Private Practice and Kate Walsh's old roles. However, I'm really iffy on the casting and location change. Jeremy Piven was perfect as Cupid. And I'm afraid to imagine the show without Jeffrey D. Sams as the somewhat pretentious starving stage actor and "Trevor Hale's" roommate/co-worker at Taggerty's. I can't imagine Paula Marshall not playing the relationship shrink that's constantly being proven wrong by Cupid. And, will replace Nick, Laurence and Mike (the role that actually launched Paul Adelstein's career!) - the three losers at the singles group. Hopefully the show will start from where the original left off (not much of a chance of that happening I suppose) because I would hate for the original episodes to be tained in any way. When you watch the episode "Heart of the Matter," it's hard not to get a sense of conservation for the original episodes. And, will Lisa Loeb be coming back to the show!? ha. Thank you so so much for this news, Buzz!!!
mleiv mleiv 10 years
OMG! I have all the episodes recorded on VHS (I would have them on DVD but they were never released grrrrrr!). This was #1 on my list of favorite TV shows cancelled by stupid TV networks (followed by Firefly, Farscape, Brisco County... it's a long list). YAY! :D
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
never heard of this one
genvessel genvessel 10 years
yeah, i think the casting is going to be crucial. however, i have learned to trust rob thomas, so let's see where he takes us on this one.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 10 years
I remember wanting to watch this because that was back in the days when I really liked Jeremy Piven (now, not so much). Depends on who they cast I think.
esk4 esk4 10 years
oh I may be the only one but I liked this show when it was on!!!
Monoka Monoka 10 years
I remember cupid, sadly LOL
Nitachequita Nitachequita 10 years
I loved Jeremy in it and can't imagine anyone else doing it. Hated Paula though.
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