An ‘ALF’ Reboot Is Reportedly In The Works

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No other details are available, and there's still no network lined up, and TV Line points out that they're still searching for a writer for the new show. ABC also did very well with their recent Roseanne revival before that went south.

ALF (short for Alien Life Form) is the acronym of Gordon Shumway, the benign orange furball of an extraterrestrial, whose spaceship from the planet Melmac upended the Tanner family's daily routine forevermore when it crash landed in their garage.

Despite being off the air for almost three decades, ALF - an acronym for Alien Life Form - has remained a steadfast favourite of 1980s television.

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The series starred Max Wright as Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian. It's unclear if Paul Fusco - the puppeteer and voice actor, as well as the series co-creator, writer, director and EP - will have any role. Despite having been off the air for almost three decades, ALF has remained a staple in pop culture.

Since going off the air, the title character of the series has continued to maintain a presence in pop culture, making him at least somewhat familiar to people of later decades who never even saw the show. The character has also been featured in commercials for companies like DirecTV and Radio Shack.

The original, about a sarcastic extra-terrestrial with a penchant for eating cats who was taken in by a suburban family, originally aired over 102 episodes from 1986 to 1990.

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