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Smith announces Mallrats the TV show!

Kevin Smith’s “Mallrats” sequel is going the way of “Wet Hot American Summer”.

In the grand tradition of classic brands getting the small-screen treatment over on Cable, Smith has confirmed that his planned film sequel to the ’90s comedy will now be a 10-episode TV series.

Smith told WWMR-FM Philadelphia that directing a recent episode of The CW’s “The Flash” convinced him that television was a more fitting medium for a “Mallrats” follow-up.

The filmmaker has inked a deal with Universal to make the show – now it’s about finding it a home.

When it looked like it’d be a film, Smith had contacted most of the cast of the original – including Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Ethan Supplee, and even Ben Affleck – who had agreed to return.

As recently revealed, the “Tusk” helmer is also developing a TV series based on the cult classic “Buckaroo Banzai”.

Let’s hope that “Mallrats” TV show isn’t as woeful as that “Clerks” TV series spin-off…

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