A Sequel to “Thirtysomething” Is in the Works

The cast of "Thirtysomething": Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Ken Olin, Melanie Mayron, and Peter Horton. Photo by Moviestore/Shutterstock (1643255a)

ABC is looking to bring thirtysomething back. 

The network is officially working on a thirtysomething(else) pilot, a sequel series to the beloved ‘80s ensemble drama. 

The new series will be a continuation of the original and will follow the grown-up, thirtysomething children of the original cast that included Ken Olin (Michael Steadman), Mel Harris (Hope Murdoch), Timothy Busfield (Elliot Weston), and Patty Wettig (Nancy Weston).

Original co-creators Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick are on board to helm the sequel. 

“This will be a huge priority for us,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said. “It truly is multi-generational. They’ve really done a masterful job of honoring…they know those characters in their bones. And yet their children are thirtysomething themselves, not just their children on the show. So it’s really a true definition of multi-generational.”