Party of Five Is Getting An Immigration-Themed Reboot

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In today’s “Everything Old is New Again” news, Freeform has picked up an immigration-themed Party of Five reboot.


The original Party of Five featured the very ‘90s storyline of the (five) Salinger children learning to fend for themselves after a drunk driver killed their parents. Now, the Salingers are getting swapped out for the Acostas, whose parents aren’t dead, but did get deported to Mexico. The new cast will feature t as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina.

The series, which will be 10 episodes long, was co-written by Chris Keyser, Amy Lippman, and Michal Zebede.


Next, I prophesy a reboot of My So-Called Life featuring a cast of fetal YouTube stars, or a Freaks and Geeks reboot filmed exclusively in Instagram Stories. Actually, that last one would be fine.

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Cherith Cutestory

I loved Party of Five (and I’ll watch the heck out of this) but does it really have the name recognition to be rebootable? Even among my age group (which is probably too old to be this target audience) it’s not the show that gets a lot of nostalgia love compared to, say, Felicity or My So Called Life.

I’m not mad that it’s a reboot. It just seems a weird thing to reboot.

But, seriously, I loved that show. I named our new puppy Griffin after Julia’s boyfriend. He lived 17 years. Lot of subsequent lies explaining the name. I had a ridiculous crush on each Charlie, Bailey, and Julia.