In a bid to keep such classics as Love thy neighbour, it ain't half hot mum, bless this house and Till death us do part, relevant. The BBC and ITV have joined forces in a huge challenge.
The broadcasters have both realised that with the age of political correctness, women voting, gay marriage and even a cool president, that they must take action, if, they are going to be able to endlessly repeat their old comedy when their schedules thin, or money is tight.
The massive challenge can be seen when watching any episode of these comedies is whether to dub, or to edit. Alistair McGowan and Ronnie Ancona have been drafted in to provide the voices for the dubbing, and Ben Elton and Jim Davidson have been tasked to edit the episodes based on content and pacing.
It's an exciting challenge, but come Christmas, it will be great to see whether these classics have survived the fun police and still work, as it's clear the schedules need them judging by the last few Christmasses.
If it is a success, the channels have said that they will investigate doing something similar with the 2000's comedy, but this time actually making it funny.