Kathy Bates Is the New “Matlock”

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Kathy Bates poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

If there are any “Matlock” fans still breathing, this might just be the thing that sends them over the edge…

CBS is rebooting “Matlock” … but with a GENDER-SWAP!

Kathy Bates is the new Matlock.  She’s replacing Andy Griffith, who starred in the original series from 1986 to 1995, and passed away in 2012.

Here’s the official synopsis:  “After achieving success in her younger years, the brilliant septuagenarian Madeline Matlock rejoins the work force at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within.”

Interestingly, the original Matlock never even ran on CBS.  It aired on NBC from ’86 to ’92, then finished its run on ABC.

SOURCE: Variety