New Amsterdam

Airing now on NBC is a medical drama called New Amsterdam.

Back in 2008 FOX had a short lived series (8 episodes) called New Amsterdam. It was a story about an immortal NYPD detective.

I thought this was odd, has there been any other TV series using the same name as an older canceled one?

Two examples come to mind immediately. The sitcom The Goldbergs has the same title as one from the 1950s. And the drama series ER has basically the same title as an earlier sitcom called E/R. In short, it’s happened many times both with television series and movies.

I assume you’re mainly thinking of shows with a different premise, and not including re-boots or sequels to previous shows, such as Battlestar Galactica or The Twilight Zone.

The Bob Newhart Show was a variety show in 1961, not to be confused with The Bob Newhart Show, a situation comedy from 1978. Ditto with the variety show called Happy Days and the sitcom Happy Days, which arrived just four years later.

CBS ran a failed sitcom called The Simple Life in 1988. In 1993 Fox ran a reality show with the same name starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

NBC failed with a sitcom called Brothers and Sisters. ABC failed with a drama.

There’s a program starting this year called “The Rookie” - it has nothing to do with the 1970s program “The Rookies” or the reality program “Rookies” (other than the fact that all three have to do with police).

A lot of good examples in this thread from back in May. I was reminded because I brought up New Amsterdam as an example.

I remember the first New Amsterdam, and liked it. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was pretty good in the lead, before he went on to play Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones.