'Coach' returning to TV with 13 episodes, Craig T. Nelson onboard

'Coach' returning to TV with 13 episodes, Craig T. Nelson onboard
Craig T. Nelson in a scene from "Coach" in 1996. (Universal Television)

It's officially the season of '90s nostalgia.

With "The X-Files" and "Twin Peaks" both currently on the path back to TV, NBC has announced it's bringing back a beloved comedy from that same era: "Coach."

The sitcom ran for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997 and starred Craig T. Nelson as the head coach of a fictional college football team. It will return with a 13-episode order.

The new "Coach" is not being billed as a reboot but a continuation, albeit 18 years later. Nelson is returning as Hayden Fox, who has retired from coaching but is called up to help out his son, who is now coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that's just starting a football team.

The original series creator Barry Kemp is returning to write and executive produce the series for Universal Television. Nelson is also executive producing.

No word if any of the other original cast members, including Shelley Fabares, Jerry Van Dyke, Bill Fagerbakke or Clare Carey are returning.

The "Coach" sequel comes just as "Parenthood," Nelson's previous series, came to its conclusion after six seasons on NBC.

"Coach" isn't NBC's only sequel in the works. It's also working on a revival of the "Heroes" series titled "Heroes Reborn."

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