Originally Posted by PittCaleb
Yeah, BTTF is still popular, but a 25 year old doesn't bridge BTTF to this show.
To go by the publicity I saw, they aren't expected to bridge "Back to the Future" (which is what I think PittCaleb means) to it, and neither are we older folks. They're expected to bridge "Spin City" to it. Most of Fox's film career predates "Spin City"; few twentysomethings will know films like "Bright Lights, Big City" or "The Secret of My Success," and Fox has changed too much since the "Back to the Future" franchise and "Family Ties."
If the spots for it hint at "Family Ties" more than "Spin City," it's only because NBC would rather stir up memories of an NBC series than of one that ran on ABC.
(Peeve from "Bright Lights, Big City": `precipitate´ [as an adjective] means "too soon" [lacking sufficient advance consideration] and `precipitous´ means "too fast" [proceeding out of control]. They are not interchangeable.)