I doubt that Richard Anderson was bored.. He was one of the Producers. I remember when this aired, there was some excitement built up in this. Although, overall it was disappointing, it's still great that the main characters reunited to make this.
TV at it's worst. It was a cash grab for the network for a hugely successful movie. I watched it when it first aired and thought it was bad than. It aired only once, so that should give everyone a clue.