Urban Cowboy Pilot DOA at Fox

Fox’s Urban Cowboy is riding off into the sunset.

The network has opted not to move forward with its reimagining of the 1980 John Travolta film.

According to our sister site Deadline, Fox made the decision not to proceed with the potential series after viewing the completed pilot.

Per the official logline, Fox’s update of Urban Cowboy planned to follow “two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamor of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream.”

Alfonso Herrera (Sense8), Nathalie Kelley (UnREAL), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Jim Belushi (According to Jim) and Riley Smith (True Blood) had been cast in the project.

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16 Comments
  1. Phlarg says:

    It was such a genius idea, I can’t believe I’m hearing this (sarcasm).

  2. David4 says:

    This idea is the best Fox has come up in years.

    And by ‘this idea’ I mean canceling the project. What are people at Fox smoking?

  3. Reba42 says:

    Oh Thank Godess! They must have seen how badly Blood & Oil did and determined SYTYCD wasn’t enough to cover up that bull****.

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  5. Jess says:

    No I’m happy. I am a little sick of reboots

  6. Larc says:

    Smart move for a change.

  7. Maria says:

    Well I suppose that will save them the trouble of cancelling it down the line. Then again, FOX is so good at that sort of thing…

  8. Gage says:

    Good! Come up with new ideas for shows instead of these lazy remakes.

  9. Alex says:

    Hopefully this means more Hernando on Sense8.

  10. kirads09 says:

    Yeah, that was one of many reboot ideas that shouldn’t move forward. Right call. The original (if I remember correctly) was simply a vehicle for Travolta, playing on his Saturday Night Fever success and the “going country” trend at that time. Don’t think it would go far. We want new creative and original stuff and hopefully they are finally beginning to figure that out.

  11. Constance Callinan says:

    I was really looking forward to seeing the remake with Alfonso Herrera, etc. Why wont they at least air the pilot so we can see what we are missing?

  12. Susan says:

    Air the pilot and let viewers decide how good/bad it is.

  13. Gail says:

    I thought it was a great idea ,hope someone will do it.