Roseanne isn’t the only show to get a reboot, apparently we’re gonna be living in nostalgia big time with some more reported new versions of classic shows…
This could be good for some, and horrible for others!
1. Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown is coming back for a 13-episode season kicking off later in 2018 with the titular star Candice Bergen and creator Diane English coming back to undoubtedly bring down the house. The original series ran from 1988 to 1998, focusing on the investigative journalist and news anchor Murphy Brown and her show FYI, filled with political commentary that fans of the show would agree is much needed in today’s political climate.
The CW may be bringing back Charmed, with the reboot’s pilot having found its three leading actresses — Madeleine, Mantock, Melonie Diaz, and Sarah Jeffery. Charmed first aired from 1998 to 2006 on The WB, starring three magical sisters who try to live a normal life by day and fight demons by night. According to TV Line, the reboot is going to fierce, funny, and feminist: the three best things for a TV show to be.
3. The Jetsons
The Jetsons is a television anomaly, having only aired for one season in the early ’60s and two seasons in the late ’80s yet somehow being seen by almost everybody in America since then. This fact undoubtedly led to ABC’s decision to order a revival of the series, except this time the futuristic family is going live-action and will be produced by Robert Zemeckis.
4. Miami Vice
The unapologetically ’80s crime drama Miami Vicemay be coming back to television this year with Vin Diesel executive producing alongside Fast and the Furious‘s Chris Morgan. Miami Vice first aired on NBC from 1984 to 1990 and had a huge impact on fashion with its stars’ iconic T-shirt-under-blazer look, and is in development to return to NBC.
5. The Munsters
Inspired by the original Munsters series from the mid-’60s, The Munsters revival is in the works at NBC, except this time the morose family of five is holding it down in modern-day Brooklyn instead of 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The reboot is being produced by Seth Myers and there are no details about its release yet.
The irreverent cartoon Animaniacs is being rebooted by Hulu, with the streaming service ordering two seasons in January. With executive producer Steven Spielberg, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot will be returning to the world in 2020, 25 years after Animaniacs‘ final episode aired in 1995.
7. The L Word
A sequel season of The L Word is in the works at Showtime with the show’s original creator and stars coming back to give the world an update on what the ladies have been up to. The L Word, which aired from 2004 to 2009, is a critically acclaimed show about a tight-knit group of lesbians, their community, and their relationships.
8. Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I. is coming back with a pilot, and although it seems like it’s sticking pretty close to the premise of the original show, nothing can replace Tom Selleck’s unforgettable mustache. The CBS reboot has cast Jay Hernandez to play the lead — an ex-Navy SEAL who has moved onto work as a private investigator. Magnum, P.I. originally ran from 1980 to ’88.
9. The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone‘s blend of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the human condition reshaped the way the world saw television when it aired on CBS form 1959 to 1964, and now it’s coming back thanks to the streaming service CBS All Access. The Twilight Zone reboot is being executive produced by Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez, and will be the third reboot of the series which saw new seasons in the ’80s and early aughts.
10. Lost in Space
Netflix is bringing back the classic 1960s space adventure show Lost in Space this spring. The revival will take a more updated look at the Robinsons and friends, a group of cosmic explorers traveling the universe searching for a new planet to call home. Starring Parker Posey as Dr. Smith, the Netflix reboot releases on April 13.
Bonus: The Office
Don’t get too excited about this one, but NBC’s beloved series The Officemay get some new episodes for the first time since 2013. Multiple people including star John Krasinski have expressed interest in having a revival or at least a single-episode special, which absolutely no fans would ever say no to.
Does The Office really need more episodes, already??
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