It actually makes a weird kind of sense. "The Pitts" was created by former "Simpsons" showrunner Mike Scully and his wife Julie, and it always felt like something that would work better as a cartoon. From my review way back when:
It's a memorable premise, but one that might play better in animation. Scully used to run "The Simpsons," and like other "Simpsons" alums, he's still figuring out what's funny when it happens to a cartoon character versus what's funny when a flesh-and-blood person does it. It's easy to imagine laughing at Homer and Marge turning into frenzied, lustful werewolves, but when it happens to Bob and Liz, it's uncomfortable.The problem with most remakes is that the new people choose to redo something that was great the first time, where the real way to go is to take something that had a good concept but failed to execute it properly, like Ron Moore has done with "Battlestar Galactica." I'm not saying an animated "Pitts" is going to be a classic -- I was never a big fan of the Scully era of "The Simpsons," in which Jerkass Homer ran amok the most -- but it's not a terrible idea.
("Cupid," on the other hand, was a show with great execution, but was stuck on a network in no position to schedule and promote it properly. I don't know that the remake could be as good as the original, but it'd be a much better fit on this ABC's schedule than the one from 1998.)
So here's today's very open thread question: if you could pick one failed TV show from the past to remake because there was an obvious flaw that could be corrected, or because it had a cool concept that its creators didn't know what to do with, what would it be and how would you change it? To keep this entertaining and surprising, let's try to stick with shows more in the "Pitts" vein than the "Cupid" model, or else it'll just turn into a Brilliant But Canceled roll call. Don't go with "My So-Called Life" or "Undeclared" or whatever; pick something that deserved to fail the first time, but could have been much better with the right creative team behind it.