Everything Old Is New Again: A Guide to the Growing List of TV Reboots and Revivals
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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 LifeNetwork:
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
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 FuneralNetwork:
Mindy Kaling will write the anthology series based on the 1994 film, and the original writer, Richard Curtis will executive produce.
The game show pitting teams against one another in physical and mental challenges will return to Nickelodeon over 30 years after its 1986 premiere.
Clarissa Explains It All
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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Based on the 1992 comedy starring Eddie Murphy, Boomerang
has been ordered for half-hour episodes.
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First Wives Club
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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Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Undoubtedly lighthearted, the original series will supposedly be nothing like the Netflix reboot, which will take a darker path and star Mad Men
actress Kiernan Shipka.
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The Muppet Show
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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.
Lost in Space
Premiering in spring 2018, the reboot of the '60s family sci-fi show will definitely have new and improved special effects.
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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Following a similar format as the original show, this reboot (with its title shortened to Queer Eye
) launches Feb. 7 and will have a new cast of "queer eyes" to make over straight men and women.
Mowry sisters, Tia and Tamera plan to return as well as Jackée Harry.
This reboot follows the Muppets as babies, and is based on the original kids series which aired from 1984-1991.
Conan the Barbarian
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.
James Ellroy's novel was first adapted into a 1997 movie starring Kim Basinger and Kevin Spacey. The TV version is said to have a modern tone, though it will still follow homicide detectives pursuing a serial killer in glamorous 1950s Hollywood.
Gone Baby Gone
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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The reboot will still be based off of the Roswell High
sci-fi books, but will have an immigration twist.
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The show will see the return of Candice Bergen as the title character.
Party of Five
Originally airing on Fox, the reboot will follow the Buendias children, who have to cope with life after their parents' deportation.
The Twilight Zone
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Jordan Peele is taking on the classic series in an all new revival for CBS' streaming platform.
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The early 2000's show is getting a modern makeover with all new witches.
Originally a movie, the reboot of Mighty Ducks
already has actors from the original asking for roles.
Although the reboot won't include the original cast reprising their roles, it was revealed that the four main characters will be played by three men and one woman, compared to the original's male-dominated group.
TLC's former home makeover favorite is returning with the entire cast of designers and carpenters, as well as original host Paige Davis.
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Premiering March 11, the Fox singing competition is getting an ABC makeover with Katy Perry, Lionle Richie, and Luke Bryan as judges, although Ryan Seacrest will continue his original hosting duties.
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!
A new year brings even more highly anticipated revivals of familiar favorites.