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What old TV show would you like to see make a come back?


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59 points · 5 months ago

Freaks And Geeks

As much as I loved it, I don't want it back.

Too much time has passed, and they can't just pick up the story organically anymore. It'll have to be a reboot (which is a gamble that might ruin the show), or do some weird time forward thing where somehow everyone's still hanging out with friends from high school.

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10 points · 5 months ago

I'd rather see a completely unrelated story in the same style. It could take place in the 90s or the early 2000s and be about a different set of characters. In some ways, I don't want to know what happened to the characters from the original show. It would have been cool to see more seasons while it was still possible to make them but bridging the 15-20 year gap probably won't work out very well. Plus, all of the cast members except Samm Levine have insanely tight schedules and I can't see a sequel working out.

Have you seen Undeclared?

3 points · 5 months ago

No, but I want to. Just haven't gotten around to it yet I guess haha

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This. I’d love to see a reboot with a new cast of characters with maybe an occasional cameo from the original cast.

4 points · 5 months ago

And at the end the main character goes on phish's fall 1999 tour and attends big Cypress over new years eve.

Ah yes, the Degrassi approach, hahaha

I didn’t watch much of it, it was before my time but I remember seeing a little of it when I was younger. I’d love to see a revival of Quantum Leap in today’s age with Scott Bakula Returning.

If we want to take more “recent” shows into account too. I wouldn’t mind seeing a return for Lost. It has almost been eight years now since the show ended. I wouldn’t mind revisiting the Island.

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I just think Quantum Leap would be good too because if I’m not mistaken, it never had a closed ending. It was left completely open. I think it was cancelled maybe. I’m not sure. But yeah, it would also look good with today’s technology.

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I just think Quantum Leap would be good too because if I’m not mistaken, it never had a closed ending. It was left completely open.

Quantum Leap is a strange one. On the one hand it was left in a perfect position for the series to be picked up even decades later and just carry on with the adventures, but on the other hand the finale just had to go and sucker-punch us with THIS.

Unless a continuation retconned that nugget of info it might be hard to get viewers interested in a series where we know there is no chance of a happy ending.

Well, by the end of the show, we know that Sam Becket has a daughter in the present working on bringing him back home. Her name : Sam. I imagine a scenario where she manages to bring her father back, but takes his place in the process. He could be her new « Al ».
Plus, this would follow the current trend of gender-swaps and 80s/90s nostalgia.

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I’m not sure, I think so. Like I said: I haven’t watched much at all and what I have watched was so long ago. I might need to go back and watch it properly. I remember it being pretty fun too.

Lost: The Hurley Chronicles

It isn't super old, but probably Better off Ted. A great show cancelled far too soon.

Deadwood, cocksucker

Edit: nsfw (swearing):

Why did I watch that whole thing you cock sucker

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Hell yeah! I hope so.

2 points · 5 months ago

Theyve been talking about a movie for 10 years. Im guessing well get it, but they should have done it much earlier. Actors age and die the longer they wait.

Stargate sg1


They are doing that stupid arse prequel no one is going to watch because it's 10 ten minute episodes based on a character no one has cared about since the first season and is behind a subscription paywall. What a waste of a good IP.

I agree, somewhat. SG-1 is one of my favorites, but it just wasn't the same after RDA left. The episodes with the different SG teams from different universes and 200th episode are really the only 2 that stand out to me from the last few seasons.

A sequel/reboot series would have to be something really spectacular to get me interested. Maybe Nathan Fillion as the new lead, whether he's a new character or a rebooted O'Neill.

is it still worth watching today? Are there arcs or just quest of the week?


14 points · 5 months ago

Sliders. Every year I hope for a reboot

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Arturo and wade must have never left the show.

There has been talk.....

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I was going to say none, and complain that we need to stop going back to old shit, but Sliders first 2.5 seasons were so good. It's sad what it became in the end. The video quality and effects even got worse, which is weird.

I think the quality went down because it started on Fox and went to Sci-Fi channel when they were first starting out original programming


Damn writers strike. Started off as an interesting show

My favorite show of all time, I watch it at least once a year.

Sarah Chronicles.

16 points · 5 months ago

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I'd love something set in the Buffyverse. I think it'd be a huge hit. Maybe an adaptation of Fray?

1 point · 5 months ago

I'd definitely watch that or them adapting S8 from the comics.

They’re doing a new Sabrina the Teenage Witch that seems to have similar vibes.


I Dream of Jeannie

6 points · 5 months ago

Any leftover Dark Angel fans around here?

It got wrapped up in the novels.

Roswell would be interesting in this day and age. Trying to hide their true identities could be difficult for the characters with Social Media activity, and it could be made more interesting with characters being on the run the entire time rather than sitting in one area.

A retelling of Shogun would be interesting or even a continuation from the 1980's series going into or after the Battle of Sekigahara.

The Tribe would be really nice too. I had no idea how popular it was in Australia a few years back. The show kinda drifted for me, but when it started, it was awesome. All the Adults are dead and only the kids are left to rule the world, all divided into Tribes that run different regions.

Haha The Tribe was fantastic but obviously more a kids/teenager show but they had amazing sets/costumes;actors for a low budget kids show and the orginal concept was pretty interesting

i actually revisited the show as an adult and it hold up quite good imho. Not too terrible. On the other hand I just found out about this horrible sequel:

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I fucking miss that show so much.

Can be as old as you like! Oh I remember that one, really good idea - could even take from more cartoon stereotypes for more characters/seasons.

Drawn Together was ahead of its time. This show would so work in this day and age and be mentioned with the likes of Rick and Morty.


I'd prefer it to have never ended in the first place.

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Banacek. Crazy nonsensical polish proverbs. Top notch detective work. Babes. Booze. It had it all.

Torchwood, Firefly, Dead Like Me.

Ranma 1/2 would be fun to see a reboot.

4 points · 5 months ago

dead like me is one of my favorite shows, it is entirely responsible for my cynical and sarcastic humor and disposition

Well, Torchwood is coming back technically, but as a radio drama, unfortunately.

That being said, I really need to watch the whole series from the start. The only series I've seen is Miracle Day.

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I just really want to get some closure on Dead Like Me. The movie didn't address anything, and just made new (dumber) questions. It's one of the few cases where I'd be happy just to have the writers tell me where it would have gone.

Lie to Me.

Jack of All Trades

I loved this show when it first aired! Early 20s me also liked Cleopatra 2525


Malcolm In the Middle

It would be a very depressing show

16 points · 5 months ago


I just want the movie for completion's sake. Get all the cast from all seasons back, just have fun.

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If anybody remembers Drive. It was on Fox I think in the mid to late 2000's. Didn't even get to finish it's first season but I remember really enjoying it.

The one with Nathan Filion? God that was good. Ex wheel man forced to compete in an illegal race across the country in order to get his kidnapped wife back.


Was that about stock car/NASCAR racing? I don't think it was going to be allowed to continue. Pulled the curtain back a bit too much...

It was about an underground race across the country where each racer had someone/something they care about taken, and they have to win to get it back, IIRC. It was pretty good, but only lasted 4 episodes (6 total, but the final two were on and never aired).

That was with Tiffany Theissan?

Dead Like Me.

Gilligan's Island.

Dollhouse but based on the Epitaph One and Two episodes.

Better Off Ted

  • magnum pi (i hear it's already in the works)

  • three's company (i hear it's already in the works)

  • mork and mindy

  • greatest american hero (well not really, but it's theme song makes me mention it)



It’s before my time, but my dad shows me old episodes on DVD all the time and I love it. Would love to see it with modern production and all that.

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Oh, you sweet summer child.

Bonanza intro

It looks like there are some whole episodes on YouTube, but I didn't try to watch any.

There was an attempt to reboot it in the 80s maybe. I think. It was called Bonanza the next generation.

8 points · 5 months ago

what if seinfeld still on tv today

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6 points · 5 months ago

Jary get iPhone x

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I would not want to see an attempt at a new Seinfeld. They tried with so many shows to do something like Seinfeld and they were so bad. I don't know if it could even happen again. The show was what it was because of the group of comedians who created and wrote it. They had this shared experience of working up through the clubs for years. I don't know if that culture exists anymore. Even the good new comedians now have what I see as a sort of shallowness to their material because they got too big too early. Larry David's observations about mundane stuff are funny because there's a juxtaposition with how the world would be otherwise, and what he's experienced. Then look at someone like Ansari, a comedian I don't find funny honestly, who does somewhat similar observational humor. The joke never gets to a point where the absurdity is contrasted with anything.

1 point · 5 months ago

It’s a reference to the seinfeld2000 twitter account, which makes fun of people wanting a Seinfeld revival with modern technology and shit

Scrubs but not like the last season

I disagree. It was perfect like it was. Doesn't need anything else.

  • The story ended just right for everyone (And I mean the season 8 finale)

  • The "spinoff" series showed us nothing else really was needed after that.

  • A remake would never do it justice.

agreed. but i really wanted something to rub my scrubs itch that is not scrubs, since it's got to a point where i know almost all episodes by heart.

4 points · 5 months ago

Married with children, mostly to see the collective online butthurt about Al Bundys „a fat women walked into the shoe store“ stories

I recently watched a compilation clip of Al's best insult and man they are hilarious, but in today's society the show wouldn't last two episodes.

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Modern day Marcy Darcy would be a crazy feminist Trump supporter

There are a lot of older scifi shows like Lost in Space that have great concepts that would benefit greatly from the kinds of budgets that shows are given nowadays. 6 Million Dollar Man for one. Kolchak: The Night Stalker is another one that would be interesting if they updated it, they tried to do it back in 2005 but that ended up bombing but I think it's worth a second shot. If not a tv show then maybe a movie.

Isn't 6 Million Dollar Man being made into a movie?

Also, on the note of old sci-fi shows, I'd say a reboot of Space: 1999 could be interesting, even though the plot of being 'lost in space' is so generic with those types of shows.

Is it? I know they were trying at some point and I know they rebooted the spinoff unsuccessfully.

Yeah that's definitely another one that could use an update.

Lost in Space is coming back

oh, oh! I just thought of it! Sliders! I loved that show so much, watched it all the time. Then they started getting too weird with the sliding aliens and such. I think they should bring it back and let Joss Whedon control it. I think it would fit right in with the crazy sci fi today.

2 points · 5 months ago

persons unknown, pushing daisies, dead like me, Awake, Life, i had a bit of a phase where i was watching just cancelled series, sucks how such amazingly interesting shows get cancelled, whereas shitshows get renewed way beyond what they outta.

Give Journeyman a go, you'll like it and feel suitably aggrieved at it's cancellation, I expect.

2 points · 5 months ago

Cool, thanks for rec. Will defienlty give it a shot and be sad it ended.

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That's why I love shows like black mirror and sense8, cause there so unique and can definelty be a hit or miss with fans. Sense8 is defintly a show catered to a specific fan base, but if anyone trys to get that the story isn't unique the they are talking out of their ass. You can not like it, or hate it, thinks it's the worst thing on tv, but there is nothing else like it on tv, or film, and that's what I love about it.


Firefly with most of the original cast

Wild Wild West without Will Smith

Dexter Goes to Twin Peaks since we last saw him in a logging town

2 points · 5 months ago

Brink back Dexter for one more season. an all out man hunt for a serial killer who´s changed his ways. It could be great and would redeem the previous bad seasons by a little

The Jeffersons, but Sherman Helmsley is no longer with us.

Pirates of Dark Water. I really would've liked to know how it ended. The characters, story, design, art, voiceacting, everything was really great.

That one kills me. Last year I got the show back in my head and went hunting to see if there was anything. Zilch. There was never any more written for it after the cancellation.

G vs E

That’s what it is!

"Have Gun Will Travel" with Walton Goggins playing Paladin and a knot of writers who understand the dialogue style of Elmore Leonard.

The David Carradine "Kung Fu", although I am not sure anyone else can do that and martial arts movies have evolved ... strangely.

Herman's head. Inside out for adults

I'd like the camp 60s Batman to come back. Maybe they could take a different hero, that doesn't get much TV/movie action and put them in it.


Yes. I still site this as the main example of why I won’t watch a show until it’s been on for a couple seasons. Because This one screwed me over so bad.

I do the same thing because of this show!!!

Land of the Lost

That 70s show but I have no idea how they’d pull it off

Random, and I have never seen it, but maybe check out Days Like These. It's the British version. Just FYI.

Neat I’ll have to check it out

The whole first episode is on YouTube here but fair warning, it's bloody terrible

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5 points · 5 months ago

None. I wish producers would try to come up with new concepts, new shows, original ideas and not reviving the same few shows all the time. 90% of the time the comeback is worse than the original. That's exactly what happened to movies' industry and it basically killed it for me and for many other people.

3 points · 5 months ago


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There needs to be a new horrible crime a show can exploit.

Dexter had you symphatizing with a serial killer. Hannibal made you interested in a cannibal. Breaking Bad made us root for a drug lord.

What's next? A show about someone who pimps prostitutes but actually takes care of them in a good way?

Edit: come to think of it. Not a bad idea for a show. Imagine a manager/HR guy for some company getting fired/set aside because he placed the needs of his employees before profit and then uses his experience to start a escort service and expertly manage his prostitutes in an area where the market is still ruled by exploiting pimps. Lots of potential to go into backstories of the employees and the client, and to have some social commentary on worker's rights inserted into the format. Lots of potential for confrontations with the other pimps so there's some action as well.

3 points · 5 months ago

gator dont play no shit

Mission Impossible but with all the old school tension and drama not the crappy 'bugs'/FOX deus ex machina.

Would also really like to see a proper Star Trek a-la-TNG. With the old heavy emphasis on humanist values and adventure. Discovery is not Star Trek in any way I recognize sadly.

3 points · 5 months ago

Discovery is not Star Trek in any way I recognize sadly.

We must watch a different show then.

Discovery is closer to Deep Space Nine, not classic TOS/TNG stories. It's more of a serialized drama and while I enjoy it, it's definitely not for everyone.

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Maybe The Orville is the show for you.

Mission Impossible

One can only hope. In a way, Person of Interest was sort of that. And I am not sure that the soundtrack wasn't the star of that show anyway.

proper Star Trek a-la-TNG

You get 80-90%ish of that with "The Orville". Plus you get dick jokes :)

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The Prisoner

It did, and it was terrible.

I enjoyed it.

Justice. I don't think anyone remembers this show but it was like CSI meets lawyers and had Victor Garber in it

TV funhouse.

A new Stargate series.

A Battlestar Galactica prequel series

The Rockford Files

Murder One

All in the Family

The Lost Room

There is a new Stargate mini series on the way. Stargate origins.

BSG already got two prequels both failed though caprica looked line it was about to get really good. Had a start as slow and bad as agents of shield but like that show really got in gear later. Blood and chrome was just plain bad IMO. Low budget mess. I fear Stargate origins will be the same.

I really liked Caprica and you're right when you said it really seemed like it was about to get really good. I was disappointed when it did not come back.

I'd love a Galactica 80 reboot that didn't take itself too seriously - still set in the 80s with flying motorbikes and pharaoh helmets.

A Lost Room reboot would be fantastic.

Isn't everything and anything that was a success making a comeback now, anyway?

Young Riders and Family matters.

Fantasy Island, with Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Roark and Peter Dinklage as Tattoo

MXE! Right you are, Ken



Martin The Nanny Alf


The Wonder Years. Set in the late 90s.

The Rockford Files with Nathan Fillion as Jim Rockford.

I know its not just one but these three seemed to come out around the same time and all were never renewed for season 2: alcatraz, the river,terra nova.

Relic Hunter

Sky King...

1 point · 5 months ago

Green acres


Harriet’s magic hats!!!!!

The visionaries

BoJack Horseman
1 point · 5 months ago

House M.D.

Space Above and Beyond


I would love to see a 10 or 13 episode reunion season on NBC or Netflix or something.


The black donnellys

Maybe something like Wild Palms, especially now with VR being so much more immersive and it would be interesting to see the miniseries redone for the social media age.


boardwalk empire. there was so much story to cover. esp regarding Luciano/ Lansky and them guys.

Strangers with Candy. Feel like it would be a great Netflix binge show, plus Amy Sedaris is already on two of their biggest shows (UKS and Bojack) so it wouldn't be that improbable.

Paul Dinello writes for Stephen Colbert's late night show, but I'm sure they could find time to write/star (especially since Paul wrote with Amy on her new show At Home with Amy Sedaris)

Just scrolled this whole thread.. no one else is clamoring for another very special episode of Clone High?

Original Kung Fu show from the early 70s. Here is the pilot episode.

Beavis and Butthead
1 point · 5 months ago

Lately I've been watching a lot of the old episodes of Fear the old MTV show and it was one of the best shows to ever be on MTV in my opinion but apparently each episode costed too much to make so they got rid of it.

Land of the Lost

Megas XLR. Have Netflix or Hulu pick it up and reboot the series?


I know Almost Human just got cancelled a few years ago but I really enjoyed it, and Karl Urban and Michael Ealey were a great pair of leads.

A reboot of the original Kung Fu series, but with an asian lead with legit MA skills would be awesome. As a miniseries, around a single mystery/journey/adventure. Better yet if it was on premium cable or Netflix/Hulu so you could get realistic language and sets and complex plotting.

Danny Phantom by far one of my favorite shows as a kid. And I love how active Butch Hartman is on YouTube and Twitter, it keeps the kid inside me alive.

Jericho is the correct answer imo

1 point · 5 months ago

The one about the warlock and his black best friend

Bright: the Series

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