EXCLUSIVE: CBS has put in development Love, American Style, a contemporary version of the 1970s comedy anthology series. The new version, from CBS TV Studios and the Tannenbaum Co, is not keeping the anthology format of the original, which has proven hard to sustain these days as evidenced by such recent efforts as NBC’s Love Bites. CBS’ Love, American Style — written by Canadian scribes Jana Sinyor, creator of Being Erica, and Aaron Martin, creator of The Best Years — follows the lives of four couples who are connected through the many stages of love and their complicated relationships. Sinyor and Martin executive produce with Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Madhouse Entertainment’s Robyn Meisinger and Adam Kolbrenner. The original series, produced by Paramount TV, ran on ABC for five seasons and has enjoyed a healthy off-network syndication afterlife as a daytime staple. (Watch its opening, complete with the catchy theme song, below). There have been several previous attempts to revive the show, most recently a pilot by ABC starring Melissa Joan Hart, which didn’t go to series but aired in 1999.
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