Report: That recently-announced ALF reboot is as dead as a devoured cat

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Nov 12, 2018, 12:21 PM EST

Everyone's favorite Melmacian won't be returning anytime soon. According to a new report by TVLine, the recently-announced reboot of ALF is not pushing forward due to the fact that it's failed to "attract a suitor."

That presumably means that no network was interested in the property at this time. TVLine was also the first outlet to report on news of the reboot (being developed by Warner Bros.) back in August

Running on NBC between 1986 and 1990 for a total of four seasons and 99 episodes, ALF (short for "Alien Life Form") was about a pig-nosed alien from the planet Melmac with a taste for felines, who, after crash-landing on Earth, comes to live with the Tanners, a family in Southern California. 

The sitcom was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett, with Fusco acting as pupeteer and voice for the titular extraterrestrial. It co-starred Anne Schedeen (Kate Tanner), Max Wright (Willie Tanner), Andrea Elson (Lynn Tanner), Benji Gregory (Brian Tanner), and Bill Daily (Dr. Larry Dykstra).

Warner Bros.' decision to table the reboot is the second instance of a planned revival of the show being cancelled. In 2012, it was reported that a film version, mixing live-action and CGI, was in the works with The Smurfs' Jordan Kerner in the director's chair.

Why do you think the ALF reboot failed to secure backers? Sound off in the comments!

Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to SYFY WIRE's request for comment

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