It's getting to the point now even the phrase "nothing is ever sacred" has become sickeningly common. "Nothing is ever sacred" is now no longer sacred.
And so rolls in the latest reboot. Chortle have confirmed that nostalgically adored British sitcom Are You Being Served? is the latest victim of the trend, primed now to be rebooted to screens with an 'all-star cast', and with a filming date set to take place 5 March, in front of a live studio audience.
It's all part of what the BBC are claiming will be a "landmark comedy season" later this year, which apparently involves not the creation and promotion of new talent and ideas, but the dredging out of fond memories for another round on the televisual stage.
The new series will apparently "pick up where Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft's much-loved comedy left off", promising to "bring some of the nation's all-time favourite sitcom characters including Mrs Slocombe, Captain Peacock, Miss Brahms, and Mr Humphries back to life with an all-star cast".
Are You Being Served? ran for a total 69 episodes between 1972 and 1985 on BBC One; originally starring Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Nicholas Smith, and Wendy Richard.
TV reboots in pictures
TV reboots in pictures
1/11 The X-Files
A case for Mulder and Scully? David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in ‘The X-Files’ .
2/11 Full House
The cast of Full House circa 1987. The original series first aired in 1987 and ran for eight seasons until 1995. It is set to return and be shown on Netflix.
3/11 The Powerpuff Girls
A new series of the late Nineties superhero series is expected in 2016 with new voice actors as the girls.
Sylar, Peter and co make a welcome return to our TV screens with a third series of the popular show Heroes.
Meet the Thunderbirds of 2015: L-R, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John in front of their home, the exotic Tracy Island. The CGI versions are a far cry from the puppets of the '60s version.
6/11 Danger Mouse
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong takes over from Sir David Jason as the lead in the upcoming Danger Mouse CBBC'S remake.
7/11 Red Dwarf
The Emmy Award winning sci-fi comedy is to return in 2016 and 2017 with some of the original cast: Craig Charles as Dave Lister, Robert Llewellyn as Kryten and Chris Barrie as Arnold Rimmer.
8/11 House of Cards
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix original series House of Cards.
Actor Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in BBC1's remake of its classic 1970s series.
The original 'Teletubbies' are set to return to our screens, 20 years later.
11/11 The Clangers
Other rumoured reboots for the BBC season are Porridge, The Good Life, Up Pompeii!, and Keeping Up Appearances; the season as a whole celebrating 60 years since Tony Hancock's show, Hancock's Half Hour, first made the transition from radio to TV, marking a highly influential moment in the development of the modern sitcom.
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