In doing something wonderful for a teenage Syrian refugee, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver reminded us just how insanely popular James Scott and Alison Sweeney were as Days of Our Lives' tortured lovers EJ DiMera and Sami Brady. I believe the magic the former soap supercouple shared as "EJami" could easily translate to primetime success. NBC should consider rebooting 80's detective dramedy Remington Steele as a vehicle for Scott and Sweeney's star power!
The Peacock Network is already updating a modern day version of romantic procedural Hart to Hart — this time centered on a gay couple. A 2016 re-imagining of Remington Steele would be the perfect companion series.
The original Remington Steele starred Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist and ran from 1982-87. The slightly sexist concept saw Laura Holt (Zimbalist) hiring a con artist (Brosnan) to pretend to be a private investigator because no one would hire a female P.I. When Laura and Remington (a made-up name she gave him) weren't out solving capers, they were falling in love.
Scott is a dead ringer for a young Pierce Brosnan. Sweeney is already familiar to NBC's primetime lineup, courtesy of the years she spent as host of The Biggest Loser. Getting these two back together in primetime is a no brainer. Plus, droves of EJami fans like Nageen Mustafa would follow the pairing from daytime to an evening timeslot. Make it happen, NBC!