The world is under threat from a pandemic, countries are under lockdown, and people quarantined. While some are sticking to their families to tide through the difficult times, others are depending on television to pass the time, so 7th Heaven could be the best thing to happen right now.
- ‘7th Heaven’ –A Shelter of Love and Warmth
- Scandal in the Safe Haven
- ‘7th Heaven’ Coming Back to Lift Spirits Up
‘7th Heaven’ –A Shelter of Love and Warmth
American family drama 7th Heaven projected an impressive influence over its audience as people began to identify with the values and struggles of family life. With the world battling a crisis presently, and with people locked in their homes with or without their families, there seems to be a desperate cry for love, support and everything warm that a family brings with it. A renewal of 7th Heaven for Season 12 might just be the thing that people need to escape the constant fear and pang of being away from their loved ones.
7th Heaven’s first appearance in 1996 and nailed the brief when it came to faith and love for the family. The family drama aired initially on WB and aired for 11 years, surviving the channel’s conversion into CW, ending with 243 episodes. The show followed the lives of a Christian family—the Reverend Eric Camden and his wife, Annie, as they struggled to bring up seven children in an environment of faith, love, and moral values. In spite of being a show based on Christian faith, 7th Heaven addressed controversial issues like racism, teenage pregnancy, and substance abuse.
Scandal in the safe haven
The show may have been based on values, but not everyone associated was quite Christian in spirit. Seven years after the show went off air, skeletons came out of one of the star’s closets shocking people. The lead actor, Stephen Collins, who played the role of Reverend Eric Camden, landed himself in controversy when he confessed about having molested children. This not only landed him in controversy by putting a stop to his Hollywood career, but also broke the bridge between him and his 7th Heaven co-stars. Catherine Hicks, who plays Annie Camden, left no stone unturned in making it clear that the only way she would agree to a season renewal was if Collins were to be kept away as she said to the TMZ, “You know, I dunno, we’d have to open with Stephen’s coffin. But I mean it’s all up to the networks and those types of things.”
There is no doubt that if 7th Heaven were to be renewed for Season 12, it would be as insightful as before, with or without Collins.
Coming back to spread cheer
The Covid-19 pandemic has cast a shadow over the minds and spirits of people and renewing 7th Heaven for Season 12 will be the perfect escape from the sordid reality. However, the show is not up for a new season right now. That being said, we are not alone in wanting a reboot for the show. Even the cast is waiting for a reboot as Beverly Mitchell made it clear in an interview with the IBT, “I would love to do a 7th Heaven reunion.” She further said, “I think we would create some great storylines and I think it would be a really fun show. And maybe if it was more focused on the kids and created amazing new stories and kind of followed us as adults because, before on the show, we were little babies and now we’re not.”
Bringing back 7th Heaven now would be perfect because god knows, the world could do with some peace and solace after all its sufferings. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.