8 Revivals and Reboots That Only Lasted One Season (PHOTOS)
Fox canceled this meta-revival — which featured the original Beverly Hills, 90210
stars playing exaggerated versions of themselves — earlier this month after one 6-episode season. (That said, Jennie Garth cryptically told Us Weekly
a few days later that the show is “not dead.”)
Neptune’s snarkiest private eye was on the case again in a fourth season on Hulu in 2019, but TVLine
reports the streaming service has no current plans to order a fifth season, and Rob Thomas told the site that there haven’t been further discussions.
CBS’s revival of the newsroom sitcom only lasted one season, getting the boot in May after ranking last among the network’s sitcoms in the 18-to-49-year-old demo.
ABC canceled this blue-collar sitcom in 2018 after star Roseanne Barr made a comment about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett that the network found “abhorrent” and “repugnant.” The network eventually greenlit The Conners
, a Roseanne
spinoff without the actress.
The seminal serial returned for a “damn good” third season on Showtime in 2017, more than 25 years after its original run on ABC ended. There hasn’t been any official word on a fourth season, though there’s plenty of chatter.
Fox got the gang back together for a fifth Prison Break
season in 2017, seven years after the show’s “series finale.” Network brass touted a “new iteration” of the series the following year, but that was the last fans have heard on the subject.
In 2015, nearly two decades after the last primetime Muppets show ended, ABC debuted this mockumentary series following Kermit, Piggy, et al. as they work in front of and behind the cameras of a late-night TV show. The Muppets
got the ax after one 16-episode season.
After Jack Bauer rode again in the 2014 limited series 24: Live Another Day
, Fox announced in 2018 that the show’s producers were working on a new concept for the franchise, and those conversations were ongoing as of August 2019.
Nostalgia can only go so far! Hollywood is wild about reboots and revivals, but only some encores are successful. Will & Grace, for example, returned strong in 2017 but slipped last season and is heading off the airwaves this season amid rumors of on-set acrimony.
For its credit, the second run of Will & Grace lasted more than one season, which is more than can be said for the reboots and revivals in the gallery above.
Scroll through the slides to see revivals and reboots that weren’t (or, at least, have yet to be) renewed.
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