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Fox plans 'Partridge Family'-inspired series

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A remake of "The Partridge Family" is in the works at Fox—with a colorful ruffle.

Instead of the lovey-dovey musical family portrayed in the 1970s by a cast that included David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce, the proposed sitcom would center around the Wyldes, "a diverse and dysfunctional" California clan.

The family "can't get a single thing right with each other," reports The Hollywood Reporter, "except for the music they've been making for the past 25 years as a multigenerational family band."

The half-hour show's working title: "An American Band."

A script has been ordered for the pilot.

"The Partridge Family" aired on ABC from 1970-74, spawning eight studio albums and five Top 20 singles, including "I Think I Love You," which was No. 1 for three weeks in November 1970.

The classic sitcom was inspired by the Cowsills, the real-life musical family that had three Top 10 hits in the late 1960s: "The Rain, the Park & Other Things," "Indian Lake" and "Hair."

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