Monday, September 2, 2002
Los Angeles The Fox network is looking for a rich family willing to move to the boondocks for a reality-TV version of the 1960s sitcom "Green Acres."
After CBS last week announced plans to turn "The Beverly Hillbillies" sitcom in to a reality show about poor people moving into a mansion, Fox claimed to have had its "Green Acres" idea first.
The show would be a take-off on the 1965-1971 sitcom in which wealthy socialites Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor had comic misadventures in the hayseed town of Hooterville.
However, Fox does not yet own the rights to the name "Green Acres," and may ultimately decide to use another title, according to the trade magazine "Variety."