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'Cagney And Lacey' Is Coming Back To TV, Starring A ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fan-Favorite

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When New York's rough and tumble female detective duo hit our TV screens in 1982, they made serious waves.

Cagney and Lacey was made as an all-female twist on the "buddy comedy" cop movie formula, and made a lot of fans during its seven-season run.

Now, the show is set to return to the airwaves, with new leads and a few modern twists on the classic formula.

The Classic Show

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The original series starred Sharon Gless as Cagney and Tyne Daly as Lacey, a pair of NYPD detectives solving crimes in the city's fiction 14th precinct.

It stood out from other shows because of the chemistry between its leads, the clever plots, and its sense of humor.

It was also a hit with critics, with Gless or Daly nabbing the Leading Actress in a Drama Emmy six years in a row.

After being cancelled in 1988, the show was even revived for a number of TV movies. But now, after 30 years, it's finally getting a full-fledged reboot.

Change of Scenery

Before casting news was announced, a handful of details trickled out about the new show that made fans raise their eyebrows.

First, Cagney and Lacey are being transferred from the streets of New York to sunny Los Angeles.

The series will also feature different personalities for its leads: Lacey will be the no-nonsense mentor for her protege, former track star Cagney.

Those are definitely a departure from the original show. But now that we know who will play Cagney and Lacey, it's easier to imagine the new series.

The New Stars

Sarah Drew (left) is the new Cagney, while Michelle Hurd will play Lacey.ABC / Fox

CBS has revealed that Grey's Anatomy star Sarah Drew will be filling Gless's shoes as the new Cagney.

Meanwhile, Michelle Hurd - best known as one of the villains on Blindspot - will be the new Lacey.

The news comes shortly after it was announced that Drew will be leaving Grey's at the end of the current season.

Judging by Drew's reaction, the news came as a surprise to her.

“I haven’t really had the time to process this information,” the actress said in a statement.

“I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours, so I’m not ready to say my thank yous and give an all encompassing statement about my 9 years here. That will come later.”

The Reboot Lineup

It's a sign of the times that Michelle Hurd has already appeared on two other TV reboots: Hawaii Five-o and Lethal Weapon.

After finding success with their reboots, which also include S.W.A.T. and MacGyver CBS is showing no signs of slowing down.

They also recently announced the lead in their Magnum P.I. reboot - and no, it's not Tom Selleck.

Were you a fan of the original Cagney and Lacey? Will you be tuning in to the new series?

[H/T: ScreenRant]

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