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Old 09-10-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Sports TV Shows That Need to Be Rebooted

7. Hang Time

While the show was admittedly conceived with teenagers in mind, NBC’s playful sitcom appealed to Saturday morning TV watchers of all shapes and sizes.

Simply put, Hang Time was Saved by the Bell with more sports and no Screech—the latter serving as the show’s only real drawback.

Through its focus on the school’s basketball team—the Deering Tornados—Hang Time dealt with important issues such as gender equality and also brought star power to the table, creating on-camera acting opportunities for the likes of Reggie Theus and Dick Butkus.

The premise was there, but the show’s cast—which changed far too frequently—was ultimately its undoing. With a little more continuity, however, Hang Time 2.0 could more than work today.
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