Everything Old Is New Again: A Guide to the Growing List of TV Reboots and Revivals

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Mad About You

Network: Spectrum

After months and months of talk, the Mad About You revival is finally on the way in the form of a limited series. Opting for a run on Charter’s Spectrum Originals, the project will see Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hunt is set to direct the first episode which is expected to launch later in 2019.

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The Sandlot

Network: Undisclosed streaming service

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Sandlot‘s writer and director David Mickey Evans just sold two seasons of a revival series to an unknown streaming service. The show will reportedly feature the original cast members, now in their 30s with kids.



Network: WarnerMedia’s streaming service

According to Variety
, an animated Gremlins series is in the works at WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service. The show would reportedly follow the adventures of Mr. Wing and the friendly Mogwai known as Gizmo.

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All That

Network: Nickelodeon

The popular ’90s and ’00s sketch show was considered the kids version of Saturday Night Live. According to Variety, former original cast member Kenan Thompson will executive produce the revival which will include a new cast with occasional appearances by old familiar faces. Among some of the show’s original sketches were the popular “Good Burger” scenes between Thompson and costar Kel Mitchell.

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Queer as Folk

Network: Bravo

Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original UK series — which ran from 1999-2000 — has a new version in the works featuring entirely new characters in a new setting, Variety reports. The British series originally starred Aidan Gillen and Charlie Hunnam, and centered on a group of club-going friends in the LGBT community who turn to each other for support after a tragedy. It was then remade in North America and ran for 5 seasons on Showtime.

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New York Undercover

Network: ABC

Dick Wolf’s 1994-1998 crime drama which originally ran on Fox is eyeing a possible ABC reboot. According to Deadline, fans of the show may not see stars Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo return, but Wolf will executive produce the series alongside new show writer Ben Watkins (Hand of God).


Celebrity Deathmatch

Network: MTV

MTV Studios is revamping the cult-favorite claymation series — which ran from 1998-2002 — as a weekly show that is being shopped to premium and streaming networks for 2019. Rapper/actor Ice Cube is attached to star and executive produce alongside Jeff Kwatinetz and series creator Eric Fogel. This follows MTV Studios’ recent revivals of The Real WorldUndressedDaria, and more for digital platforms.

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Northern Exposure

Network: CBS

The 1990s series about a young doctor who opens up shop in a quirky Alaska town is reportedly getting the revival treatment. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, star Rob Morrow will return as Dr. Joel Fleischman who travels back to Alaska for a funeral, meets up with old friends and encounters some new faces. Morrow is set to produce with fellow former star John Corbett and series creator Joshua Brand will write the series while fellow creator John Falsey will executive produce.

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The Bone Collector

Network: NBC

NBC is set to reboot the 1997 novel and 1999 film by the same name to tell the story of retired forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme according to Deadline. He returns to work on an irresistible case with young detective Amelia Sachs, the roles Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington played in the film version. VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli are set to write the series.

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Temptation Island

Network: USA Network

The controversial early 2000s reality show is returning with original host Mark L. Walberg at the beginning of 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the revival will once again see couples travel to an Island where they’ll be exposed to 24 eligible men and women which will test the strength of their existing relationship.

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Mr. Mom

Network: Vudu

Walmart’s streaming service Vudu is teaming up with MGM to revive the ’80s classic with a continuation of the story revealed Deadline. This version will see baby Megan as an adult heading into the work force and leaving her husband to take over parenting duties.

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High Fidelity

Network: Hulu

Based on the 2000 film by the same name, High Fidelity is getting a reboot with gender flip twist. Big Little Lies star, Zoe Kravitz will play a music-obsessed record shop owner similar to the role played by John Cusack in the original, reported Deadline.


Lean On Me

Network: The CW

A female-led reboot of the 1989 film starring Morgan Freeman is on its way to The CW according to Deadline. The hour-long drama will be written by Wendy Calhoun and produced by LeBron James and John Legend.

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Network: ABC

Start practicing that famous nose wiggle. According to Deadline, Kenya Barris has made one finale deal at ABC before heading to Netflix — he’s rebooting the classic supernatural ’60s comedy. A twist on the old classic, this reboot will feature an interracial family made up of a black single mother who marries a white man.

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Designing Women

Network: TBD

After 25 years, the seven-season comedy is about to be revived by Sony Pictures Television Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Original series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is heading up the project about four women and one man who work at an Atlanta interior design firm.

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The Facts of Life

Network: TBD

Sony Pictures TV is reportedly working on a reboot of the hit ’80s series that originally debuted on NBC. The project is looking for a writer and involves both Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, as well as Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films. (The news was broken exclusively by Deadline).



Network: Nickelodeon

The gang is returning for all-new adventures as Nickelodeon just ordered 26 episodes of the fan-favorite cartoon. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica will all return for the cartoon revival series. There is also a live-action CGI movie slated for 2020.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Network: Hulu

Mindy Kaling will write the anthology series based on the 1994 film, and the original writer, Richard Curtis will executive produce.

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Double Dare

Network: Nickelodeon

The game show pitting teams against one another in physical and mental challenges will return to Nickelodeon over 30 years after its 1986 premiere.

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Clarissa Explains It All

Network: Nickelodeon

Still in its early stages, the reboot will feature original star, Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa, only this time she’ll be filling the mother role. The series’ original creator Mitchell Kriegman is also attached as a writer and executive producer.

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First Wives Club

Network: BET

The half-hour comedy series from Girl’s Trip co-writer, Tracey Oliver will feature a group of women who ban together post-divorce.

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The Muppet Show

Network: Untitled Disney Streaming Service

The new streaming service—which some say will give Netflix a run for their money—is giving Jim Hensons’ Muppets the reboot treatment. No word yet on whether it will be based on the original Muppet Show or other recent revivals.

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Conan the Barbarian

Network: Amazon

People behind The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones are working on the series which will take direct inspiration from the Arnold Schwarzenegger adventure fantasy film.

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Gone Baby Gone

Network: Fox

Based on the same story that inspired the Oscar nominated film, Gone Baby Gone centers on the disappearance of a little girl in Boston, and the investigation surrounding her.

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Network: The CW

The reboot, Roswell, New Mexico will still be based off of the Roswell High sci-fi books, but will have an immigration twist.

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Party of Five

Network: Freeform

Originally airing on Fox, the reboot will follow the Buendias children, who have to cope with life after their parents’ deportation.

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The Twilight Zone

Network: CBS All Access

Jordan Peele is taking on the classic sci-fi series as both host and executive producer, and the cast includes Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, and more.

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It seems like nearly every day a new reboot or revival of a TV series is announced. From Murphy Brown to Charmed to Party of Five, the resurfacing of ’80s and ’90s titles is downright inevitable.

So how could you possibly keep track of them all? Have no fear, because we’ve gathered all of the returning sitcoms, dramas, and more that have been announced to date.

Click through the gallery above for all of them, and keep checking back as it changes each week!