GCB Reboot in the Works at The CW

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The CW is well and truly looking to the past for some new hits. 

The young-skewing network is developing a brand new series based on Good Christian Bitches, the best selling novel from Kim Gatlin which was used as the basis for the short-lived ABC series, GCB, according to Deadline. 

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ABC's iteration of the series debuted as a midseason replacement in 2011 and focused on a former high school bully returning to Dallas following a huge scandal that made her go from riches to rags. 

It starred Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols, Miriam Shor, David James Elliott, Mark Deklin, Brad Beyer, Annie Potts, and Kristin Chenoweth. 

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The second take on Good Christian Bitches will focus on the people who frequent Flock, a church in Austin where “prayers and worship music cover up a multitude of sins and secrets.”


ABC's take on the series stirred up controversy before it even aired with many claiming that it mocked Christians, prompting the show's name to be changed from Good Christian Bitches to Good Christian Belles to simply GCB. 

Deadline reports that Darren Star and Andrew Kaplan have been looking for the best destination to bring the show back ever since it went off the air. 

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Given how much time has passed, and the fact much of the cast have moved on, this might be a case in which a reboot is actually necessary. 

It's not like the original series got much time to cover all of the stories that should have been covered. 

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GCB joins The LA Complex and The 4400 has reboots that are in development at the network for the 2019-2020 TV season.

Reboots and revivals are becoming the norm nowadays as networks seek to premiere projects that could have built-in fanbases. 

The CW already has Dynasty and Charmed on its schedule as reboots, while Roswell, New Mexico will join in the fun when it launches in January. 

Okay, GCB Fanatics!

What are your thoughts on this news? 

Would you be on board with a fresh take on this prematurely canceled series?

Hit the comments below!

Missed the original series? Watch GCB online right here via TV Fanatic to get caught up on a forgotten gem. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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GCB Quotes

Carlene: We're gonna follow the advice of Psalms 18:39.
Sharon: Um..my bible's in my other purse.

I don't care how bad things are. I will never go back to Dallas.