Freeform is ordering up a new twist on the family drama "Party of Five," and it couldn't be more topical.

The original series, which ran for six seasons on Fox from 1994 to 2000, centered around the titular Salinger children, who must come together to raise themselves after their mother and father are killed in a car accident. This time around, the Buendias kids take center stage, and the show chronicles a struggle that's been in the news a lot lately: their parents have been deported.

Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who created the original series, are shepherding this reboot, which was first announced back in September. Freeform has given the new version a put pilot agreement (meaning it's a likely shoo-in for a full season pickup), with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter that executives eagerly pursued the project in order to cater to the network's young audience.

"Party of Five" originally starred Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert as the Salingers, and also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt. There's no word yet on casting for the new version. Stay tuned.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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Party of Five
FOXTVPGSeptember 12, 1994

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