Let’s face it, if you’re under 30, most of your life revolves around obsessively watching Netflix. You love watching TV shows and series and it’s a big part of your life, but you also miss your childhood when shows were much simpler and had more heart and fewer murders. This is probably the reason why reboots, remakes, and reunions have been so popular in recent years. We’re all nostalgic about certain TV shows from a certain time in our lives and producers know it. So get ready to read about 25 remakes and reboots, some already came out, some are still in the early stages of production. Which shows did you miss the most? Which shows you couldn’t care less about?
1. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
Do you remember the original Melissa Joan Hart Sabrina? “Sabrina the teenage witch” was a lighthearted fun sitcom we all loved. But this remake changed the tone and the story of the original show quite a bit! As the title suggests “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a lot darker and heavier than the original show. The show follows Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by the talented Kiernan Shipka. Sabrina is trying to balance the hardships of being half human half witch. Whether you liked the original show or not, if you liked shows like “Buffy – the vampire slayer” – we recommend trying this one!
2. “Queer Eye”
In the 2000s “Queer Eye” for the Straight Guy was huge. The concept was simple, five gay guys visit a straight man and help him with fashion, cooking and many times, women. For the remake, Netflix cast some fabulous guys like Karamo Brown (culture) and Tan France (fashion) who are both hot and inspiring. The new series is still fun and lighthearted but it also tackles important issues like racism and homophobia.
3. “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”
Back in the early 2000s, everybody loved watching mom and daughter Lorelai and Rory and their special relationship. The new series is called “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, it had four episodes and each episode was set in a different season. Fans were really excited about getting to catch up with Rory and Lorelai but many of them weren’t really happy with the way the characters were portrayed and with the show’s final four words. But you do have to admit that it was really fun to visit Stars Hollow again!
“Roseanne” was a sitcom starring Roseanne Barr. It aired from 1988 to 1997 and followed a working-class family. It had the no 1 ratings between 1989 to 1990. The original show dealt with controversial topics. The new season premiered in 2018 and was so successful that it was renewed for an 11th season right away. But because of some controversy, Roseanne caused she was kicked off her new show, and a new spin-off called “The Conners” started without her. What do you think? Is it still worth watching if she’s not there? Which shows did you miss the most? Which shows you couldn’t care less about?
5. “Will & Grace”
“Will & Grace” was a sitcom by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. It was set in New York and showed the friendship between Grace and will. Grace is a straight interior designer and Will is a gay lawyer. The show was really popular and it ran for 8 seasons. Eric McCormack and Debra Messing are both back as Will and Grace in the remake and if you loved the original show, you should definitely check out the new seasons.
6. “Fuller House”
“Fuller house” was an ABC sitcom that ran from 1987 to 1995. It brought the Olsen twins to fame, who started appearing on the show when they less than a year old. The show told the story of widow Danny Tanner trying to raise his daughters with the help of his brother in law Jesse and his best friend Joey. The show returned to Netflix, now following Tanner’s daughters as mothers. The show’s 5th and final season will air sometime in 2019, so you better catch up!
“Dynasty ” was a prime time soap opera on ABC. It aired from 1981 to 1989 and was extremely popular. The remake is Set in Atlanta, and it’s just as dramatic and juicy as the original. You can catch it on the CW on Fridays.
8. “Lost in Space”
“Lost in Space” was a science fiction series that first premiered in 1965. It was created by
Irwin Allen. It followed the Robinson family. A family of space colonists trying to survive in space. The remake is on Netflix and it turned the cheesy 60’s show into a thrilling action adventure in space. If you’re a sci-fi fan, it’s worth checking out.
9. “The X-Files”
“The X-files” was a 90’s hit and classic! It ran for 9 years and had over 200 episodes. It was inspired by shows like the twilight zone and twin peaks and featured agents Mulder and Scully. Mulder, portrayed by David Duchovny was a believer while Scully, portrayed by Gillian Anderson was a skeptic. In 2018 the show returned for ten more scary episodes. The show is not expected to return for any more seasons so if you liked the original, savor those 10 final episodes!
10. “American Idol”
Who doesn’t love “American Idol”? The classic singing competition helped many talented singers kick start their career. It aired on Fox for 15 seasons’ till 2016. But, we really couldn’t live without American idol for long and so in 2017, ABC picked it back up. Ryan Seacrest returned to host and Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie became the new judges. The 17th season will premier in March 2019.
11. “Arrested Development”
“Arrested Development” was a sitcom that aired for 3 seasons, from 2003-2006 on Fox. The show follows the dysfunctional Bluth family. The show gained a cult following and was appreciated for its crazy sense of humor. But despite the fact it was critically acclaimed, it only lasted 2 seasons. In 2011 Netflix picked it up. A 5th season for the show premiered in 2018 if you’ve never watched it before, try and give the new season a try!
“Charmed” was a fantasy TV drama about three sisters Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) who have the power to protect innocent people from the evils of demons. The reboot will tell the story of three new sisters Macy, Mel, and Maggie who learn they have special powers after their mother’s death. What did you think of the reboot? Was it as good as the original?
13. “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”
Pretty Little Liars ran from 2010 to 2017 on ABC. It was hugely popular with teenage girls and young women. The Teen Drama told the story of four high school friends who get weird threatening messages from someone named A. The reboot will premiere sometime in 2019 and will follow three college friends who are all overachievers. After a murder takes place, they all have secrets to hide. The reboot will only last 10 episodes. What do you think? Isn’t it too early for a reboot?
14. “Veronica Mars”
Back in 2004, before “Veronica Mars”, nobody knew who Kristen Bell was. The show aired both on UPN and CW and the title character was Kristen ’s breakout role. She portrayed a jaded teen detective who lives in the corrupt town of Neptune. This year Bell is going to reprise the role of the sassy private investigator for eight new episodes. She’s going to investigate a new murder, you catch the show in 2019 on Hulu.
15. “Party of Five”
“Party of Five” ran from 1994 to 2000. It followed the lives of five siblings who lost their parents in a car accident. It featured Scott Wolf as Bailey, Matthew Fox as Charlie, Neve Campbell as Julia, and Lacey Chabert as Claudia Salinger. The show often explored mature and controversial themes like abuse, cancer, and drug addiction. The reboot is going to air on Freeform and is going to be a modern reimagining of the original show.
“Animaniacs” was a classic animated TV show back in the ’90s. It ran from 1993 to 1998 with a total of 99 episodes. It followed the Warner siblings Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. The reboot will premiere sometime in 2020, and with Steven Spielberg as a producer, we’re sure it’s gonna be just as good as the original if not better.
17. “Daria and Jodie”
Daria was an adult animated sitcom that aired on MTV from 1997 to 2002. The show was popular with angsty teenage girls all over the world. In 2018 MTV announced they are working on a spin-off that will focus on both Daria and Jodie. Original creator Mike Judge is not going to be involved, but we still hope it’s gonna turn out good!
“ALF”was an American sitcom that aired from 1986 to 1990 on NBC. The title character was a friendly extraterrestrial who lived in the garage of the Tanner family. In 2018 Warner Bros announced they are working on an “ALF” reboot, It is not yet known when it will air or if it will feature the same alien or a different one, but it’s definitely going to be sweet and family friendly.
19. “Twin Peaks”
Who doesn’t remember the classic “Twin Peaks”? This mystery horror drama by Mark Frost and David Lynch changed TV forever. It first premiered in 1990 and is considered to be one one of the greatest TV shows of all time, which is why a revival was just necessary! In the new season, FBI Agent Dale Cooper whose played by Kyle MacLachlan returns for 18 new episodes. What did you think of it? Was it as good as the original?
20. “One Day at a Time”
“One day at a time’ is based on a CBS sitcom from the 1970s with the same name. The sitcom was created by Norman Lear. The new show is about a Cuban-American family who lives in LA. The main character is a single mom who has PTSD after serving in the Army. She has 2 children and a traditional Cuban mother. The remake is a sitcom but it also deals with very important issues like mental illness, immigration, homophobia, and what it’s like to grow up Latino in America. You can catch it on Netflix.
21. “Beverly Hills 90210”
The gang is coming back, kind of. This project is not actually a remake, redo or reboot, it’s about an hour long mockumentary style dramedy that brings together the biggest original cast members of 90210: Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, and Gabrielle Carteris playing themselves, the extracted version of themselves. Shannen Doherty is not attached to this project at the moment, and Luke Perry, the former “Riverdale” star and forever Dylan has pasted this week on March 4, 2019, after suffering from a major stroke. We hope this is not a sign this reboot is over before it even started.
Continuing with “Riverdale”, the new CW series is based on the Archie comics but this version is edgier, contemporary and is a mix between “Gossip Girl” clashes into “Twin Peaks”. Archi is still the redheaded star, that’s never going the change – the rest you should see for yourself, wonder if you would like this darker version.
23. “The Hills: New Beginnings”
“The Hills” was one of the more successful reality TV shows from MTV. It was considered trashy back in the days, but everyone watched it and the young stars become just that – stars. Kristin Cavallari has her own reality TV show so she is not expected to join this reunion, nigher is Lauren Conrad. But with the old gang reunite, you’ll be share to expect some wild twists: Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner and more.
24. Murphy Brown
Candice Bergen is retaking the beloved role of Murphy Brown and tries to tackle cable news, social media, and fake news. The initial plan was to run 30 episodes and it’s not clear if this will continue or will be the end of the reboot. Either way it’s great to see the new and old cast bring Murphy back to life on our screen, we missed it since the ’90s.
The classic TV show, drama mixed into action mixed into the “all can do it” MacGyver is getting a reboot that will appeal to both the younger and older generation. The legendary “Mac” is played by the talented handsome Lucas Till, he has to follow the footsteps of the epic Richard Dean Anderson and basically saves the world in every episode, good thing he is so resourceful and can do wonders with a bubble gum a few paper clips.