Carmel, CA (GlossyNews) — In a blast from the past, CBS is planning a new version of the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour starring recently masculated Chaz Bono as “Sonny.”
David Cassidy, who will also co-star on the show, says CBS was lucky to find a cadre of writers from the original series who are busy resurrecting what they hope will be a repeat of the original show’s success. “Yes, we are lucky and excited to be included in the CBS fall line-up. If you close your eyes it’s like you were whisked back in time when you hear it. It’s like coming home again.” Said Cassidy.
Being Glossy News’ entertainment reporter, I was given a sneak peak at the show’s hilarious opening dialogue and it went something like this:
Cher: “What happened to your boobs?”
Chaz: “I had them cut off.”
Chaz: “They couldn’t grow in the shadow of your nose.”
For the premier, Cher is planning on wearing a variety of outlandish costumes made of dyed ostrich plumes and such. Chaz, or “Sonny,” has settled on a Zoot suit, since a furry vest like his father wore makes him look like a grizzly bear, and may frighten younger viewers.
Cassidy was recently seen stumbling out of Cher’s trailer at 2am, adjusting his belt when he was spotted by reporters. Cassidy, always quick on his feet, flashed his famous smile, and said, “I know a lot of people have wondered over the years, but I gotta tell you, Cher’s still got it! She is one grooovy chick.”
Susan Dey was unavailable for comment.