From Gilmore Girls to Taken: How Necessary Are the Recently Announced TV Revivals and Reboots?

Your past life is being rebooted. Well, the television part of it, anyway. Soon, you will turn on the boob tube and wonder whether you've time-traveled back to the '90s, because networks everywhere are stealing from the past as a means of creating "new" content. The reason is obvious: Originality is dead and pre-existing brands are like a pile of cocaine to studio executives who think we're all so dumb and unadventurous that we only like the familiar.

But these proposed revivals aren't all bad... or ARE they? Let's take a look at the most recently announced reboots and revivals currently in development and grade them on how necessary they seem.


GILMORE GIRLS (Netflix, in development)


THE ORIGINAL: Set in a small Connecticut town overflowing with eccentric townies and wacky events, a highly caffeinated, pop culture-obsessed single mother and her bright, bookish daughter are best friends. Amy Sherman-Palladino's fast-talking, feel-good dramedy about the bonds of friendship and family dynamics aired on The WB before making the jump to The CW for its seventh and final season, the first without its creator, who left the series amid contract disputes with Warner Bros. The show was beloved by many, but the final season is widely considered to be a low point, despite the best effort of everyone involved.

THE NEW SHOW: Although the project has yet to be confirmed by Netflix or Warner Bros., reports say the revival would be set in present day and take the shape of four 90-minute mini-movies written by Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino, who was an executive producer on the original series. Leads Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are expected to return alongside Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson, with the possibility of appearances by Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, and Matt Czuchry. 

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REVIVAL?: The news of the potential revival comes four months after the cast reunited to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary at the ATX Television Festival. Although it won't likely attract new fans, the nostalgia level is high with this one, and the revival could give ASP the chance to end the series on her own terms, which will hopefully include those elusive "four little words" that we've been hearing about for years. — Kaitlin Thomas

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: B+


LETHAL WEAPON (Fox, in development)


THE ORIGINAL: A pair of mismatched Los Angeles cops (Riggs and Murtaugh, played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, respectively) team up for police shenanigans in a franchise that would spawn four very successful action films and renewed interest in The Three Stooges. One of the cops is a psycho mourning the death of his wife, the other is old. One is white, the other is black. One does things by the book, the other has barely read a book. Initially at odds, the two form a rock-solid partnership and take down all types of bad guys, as well as usher in a whole bunch of cop movies looking to replicate the franchise's success. 

THE NEW SHOW: Fox is basically picking up the premise and plopping it down in present day, instead of making this about Riggs and Murtaugh's kids or a new generation of Lethal Weapon spawn. Details are scant, but Fox's version features a Texas cop and former Navy SEAL moving to L.A. after the death of his wife and baby, where he's partnered up with an older cop who has to avoid stress because of a heart condition. Sounds like Fox really focused on the "I'm too old for this shit" part. 

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: Sure, Fox can call this Lethal Weapon, but it's really just an entry point for another cop show to hit the air with some familiarity to sucker viewers in (kinda like Minority Report). Because without the magic chemistry of Gibson and Glover, this could be anything! But hey, a series about mismatched cops is an action-show staple, so if it wasn't Lethal Weapon, it would be something else. This is fine, but not really related to Lethal Weapon in any meaningful way. — Tim Surette

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: B-


CRUEL INTENTIONS (NBC, in development)

THE ORIGINAL: A wealthy, cocky, and sexually promiscuous teenager attempts to seduce an innocent classmate who's vowed to save herself for marriage, but ends up falling in love with her instead. Meanwhile, his sexy, deceitful, and manipulative step-sister schemes and plots to ruin the girl's reputation to get what she wants. Adapted from the French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, the 1999 film starred Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Selma Blair and was a box office success that eventually spawned two direct-to-video films. 

THE NEW SHOW: The potential series is the work of the film's original writer and director, Roger Kumble, and the creators of the Los Angeles-based Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions, Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross. It would pick up 16 years after the events of the movie and follow Bash, the progeny of Phillippe's Sebastian and Witherspoon's Annette, as he discovers his late father's journals and books it out of Kansas to attend a boarding school in San Francisco where he's drawn in by power, money, and sex. 

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: This feels like a lazy attempt to develop the next Gossip Girl and slapping the Cruel Intentions name on it does little but remind the movie's original fans how old they are. NBC is hoping this will draw in a younger crowd, but neglected to consider the fact most of today's teens weren't born or were only toddlers when Sarah Michelle Gellar's Kathryn was doing cocaine out of a crucifix and making bets with her step-brother in which the prize was that she'd let him "put it anywhere." Without the nostalgia factor, there's no reason for them to tune in, especially since the film's fans, now nearly twice the age (or older) of the protagonist, likely have no desire to watch what inevitably would be a stripped down, second-rate version of what they once loved. — Kaitlin

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: D-


PRISON BREAK (Fox, 2016)

THE ORIGINAL: The title is really self-explanatory here. When his older brother is sentenced to die for a crime he didn't commit, an intelligent young man with a full-body tattoo—before it was the new, cool thing to do—stages an elaborate plan to help him escape from prison and clear his name. Although the series ran for four seasons on Fox, the first one was really the only one that was considered to be very good.

THE NEW SHOW: The 10-episode limited revival hails from series creator Paul Scheuring and will be an open-and-shut story, though what that story is remains a mystery. Original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, both of whom currently recur on The Flash and who will appear on its upcoming spin-off DC's Legends of Tomorrow, have signed on to reprise their roles as Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, respectively. 

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REVIVAL?: When you consider that Michael apparently died in the straight-to-video film Prison Break: The Final Break, it's hard to call this a "necessary" continuation of the Prison Break saga. Over the summer, Fox Television Group Chairman Dana Walden told reporters that what Scheuring had planned was a "logical and believable—in the world of Prison Break—explanation" for why these characters are still alive, but the fact that the series took a dive once Michael and Lincoln escaped from prison, it's difficult to muster up much enthusiasm for this one. But hey, who's gonna turn down more Wentworth Miller? — Kaitlin

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: C-


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Jan 06, 2016
I didn't like the ending of Gilmore Girls not because Rory didn't end up with Logan, but because I expected more from it.

I was hoping there would be a Luke-Lorelie Wedding at Dragonfly Inn. And Rory is off to her writing career and be as close as she can get to be the next Christiane Amanpour. So I really have high hopes for the Gilmore Girls reboot.
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Jan 03, 2016
As a feminist, it pains me to say this, but I seriously cannot imagine any of the beloved A-Team characters as women. Maybe they should just add more women characters? (from what I remember from the original show which I watched when I was a wee toddler, they was at least one woman character)
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Dec 18, 2015
None of these are necessary... A few at least sound like a bit of fun though. However, what COMPLETELY BLOWS MY MIND is that literally the WORST one of the bunch, Fantasy Island, which mind you is the only one to receive an F grade from the writers, a grade which I wholeheartedly agree with by the way, has the most number of votes by the readers, nearly 400 in fact as I write this! Are people choosing it to be ironic and I didn't get the memo? Has mass hysteria affected everyone but me? Is everyone on drugs (and if so, may I please have some)? Don't get me wrong, the original show was decent, and the reruns made for a good mid-day watch on days I was home from school sick as a kid. But the description of the new show and the changes mentioned have made me have a fantasy for them to fulfill, it's of a world where such a painful-to-watch sounding remake of a classic show never gets made!

As for my picks:

1) I totally agree with everyone who said Terminator: TSCC, for two reasons, first, the show was f***ing awesome and never should have been canceled in the first place, and second, because it ended on a massive cliffhanger and the loyal viewers, myself included, at the very least deserve a fulfilling conclusion!

2) CHiPs, the reruns of which were also a staple of my childhood sick days, and which is perfect for any network looking for something totally campy right from the start! In fact, I am kind of surprised no one has tried to reboot or revive this already (NOT including the terrible "CHiPs '99" single episode event).

3) Homicide: Life on the Street - Based on David Simon's AWESOME book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", this show was gritty and full of subtle humor and real life cop shop talk. From the creators and producers of HBO's hit "The Wire", it made TV Guide's "The Best Shows No One is Watching" list several times, and they were right, it was a "Best Show" and no one was watching it, but it may have been before it's time and NBC would do well to give it another chance and schedule it alongside "The Blacklist" or "Blindspot".



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Dec 11, 2015
Bring back Buffy, Terminator: TSCC
Angel: miniseries (After the Fall)
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Dec 11, 2015
Bring back Buffy :D &3
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Dec 09, 2015
and people wonder why more and more people are watching less and less tv.

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Dec 09, 2015
should be a voting block for NONE OF THE ABOVE
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Dec 08, 2015
None of the above.

I'm not completely against reboots, continuations, and spinoffs though.

Firefly: continuation or spinoff.
Brimstone: reboot.
Jericho: continuation (Civil War- start from the alternate ending.)
Terminator: TSCC: A miniseries giving it a proper ending.
Angel: miniseries (After the Fall)
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Dec 06, 2015
What happened to the Charmed reboot that was in the works? New Charmed = A!
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Dec 06, 2015
MacGyver with the modern toys like smart phones, raspberry pi, 3d printers and some technology skills can be good instead of making an atomic bomb from paper clip which was good for our times but not anymore. And if they are looking for a reboot they should check The Wire.
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Dec 01, 2015
At times like this I wish I was on the things studio execs are because then I might not feel that ALL of these are awful ideas... I emphasis MIGHT.

Honestly a few of these may not be terrible, but dangit people if you're going to remake something why not at least try something that isn't currently on broadcast television somewhere... or maybe something like Wiseguy or Moonlighting or even - *gasp*- giving The Fugitive another go?!

As for shows that you could revive with an older cast there are sooo many, from TREK to the OC, but of all things GILMORE GIRLS! Didn't the series finale give us enough closure?

And the less said about new versions of FANTASY ISLAND (didn't they do that already?), THE A-TEAM (I know they did this, I watched the movie), HART-TO-HART (what insane person thought this was a good idea, there are tons of detective couples that were way better), and MacGYVER (if this prequel took place in the 70's it might actually be kind of cool but of course it won't) the better!!!!

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Dec 09, 2015
The Fugitve's been done, not only in theatres (1993, Harrison Ford) but on TV (2000, Tim Daly).
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Dec 14, 2015
Indeed it has but the Tim Daly run was cut short, which is why I think it's time for "another go"
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Nov 30, 2015
What they couldn't figure out how to make one of the shows with a transexual?

None.
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Dec 02, 2015
So? Does a TV show need to have a check list to make sure every minority group is represented?
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Nov 28, 2015
Might have been enlightening to have "None" as an option there. Also, agree with the poster below that Fantasy Island sounds an awful lot like the more prurient (read "first six episodes") aspects of Dollhouse. Whedon wisely backed off that, or more accurately, began to emphasize just how evil the prostitution angle really was, not long after folks were hooked. Unless there's as deft a hand running it, or well-articulated world in the backstory, my guess is it will be about as successful as Wicked City...
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Nov 28, 2015
Leave them the way the are, the original is the original and the best!
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Nov 27, 2015
NONE!
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Nov 27, 2015
Prison Break is the only one I would watch. It has the original actors and creator which is more than most of the reboots can offer.
If anyone can recapture some of the good moments they can.
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Nov 27, 2015
The description of the NEW Fantasy Island sounds more like Dollhouse than the original Fantasy Island. Dollhouse was weird, very weird, but once it developed it's core story and the surrounding characters it became very good. It also had complete closure so no reboot there...
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Nov 22, 2015
I don't know what became of the Reboot or Spin Off for Charmed that CBS hinted at in 2013. I wonder if the Charmed talk died when a show loosely similar called Witches Of East End, on Lifetime, was canceled after two seasons. Lifetime made a mistake doing that right after CBS was ginning up talk to bring back Charmed with new episodes. One could have figured Lifetime took the Charmed plot and rebooted it to girls going to college. The fact that it ended so quickly was not a good sign for the CBS project.
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Nov 21, 2015
Gilmore girls is a must have back and The X-Files, well I have waited long enough for its revival. But what about shows that are more recent. I say if they stop cancelling good shows like Perception and Continuum to name a few, then there would be no need for countless revivals of some shows which were past there sell by dates by the third episode. It seems to me that networks are relying on old rather than putting their faith and money into the new. If we had more episodes of great shows we wouldn't need 9, 10, 11 whatever episodes of old ones. Some of the shows that are being cancelled are being picked up elsewhere and becoming successful. Does anyone at the networks know what they are supposed to be doing any more. Original, new, exciting shows that last. But there should always be more X-Files, no matter what. Although to be honest I am waiting for the Buffy or Angel revival, that might just make this whole thing excusable. Especially with some of the shows that are returning. There's no accounting for taste.
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Dec 15, 2015
Perception, Continuum and FOREVER... *Le sigh*
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Dec 04, 2015
The X-Files is NOT a reboot/remake. It's an update with the original cast members. That's a major distinction between it and all these other pretenders.
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Dec 24, 2015
read the literature its been called a revival and that is what it is to me not an update. It doesn't need updating it just needs a proper ending that is more in keeping with everything that is enjoyed about the series.
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Nov 21, 2015
None of them are necessary. I will not watch any of them. I will not consider them. If this is where TV is going, it looks like I may have to give it up. The entire industry is creatively bankrupt.
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Dec 26, 2015
Slap a well known title on a piece of junk and hope for the best. I think they'll find the audience is dwindling for all this re-do stuff. None.
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Nov 20, 2015
Is it wrong I didn't vote for any of the shows on this list? They just made my skin crawl.
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Nov 13, 2015

And The X-Files!
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Nov 13, 2015
The Twin Peaks reboot is all I care about!
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Nov 13, 2015
I am so excited about the Gilmore Girls coming back. With Amy Sherman-Palladino, I know it will be done correctly. She is awesome! Thank you!
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Nov 10, 2015
Is it just me or is the rest of the world as well ready for a Buffy revival? Not a reboot with new actors, heavens no.
But I'd love to see at least a limited series revival (say 10 episodes) with the original Scooby gang back together.
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Nov 20, 2015
So long as the comics aren't considered canon... But I doubt it will happen as some of the actors have moved onto other things and the guy who played Xander got really fat.
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Nov 08, 2015
Gilmore Girls....Literati endgame is a MUST!
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Nov 07, 2015
What happened to the other ones? Full(er) House, X-files, Twin Peaks. They should be on this list imo.
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Nov 03, 2015
Why can't the Hart to Hart couple have the same last name? They're legally married now, right? Just don't go into who took whose name. Keep it as a running gag/secret.
Still not sure about any of these though. Short-run reunions seem to be the best idea. All but the limited-run, closed-ended reunions sound like inevitable Charlie's Angels (2011)-early cancellations.

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Dec 26, 2015
Will it hurt their feelings to find that gays are a very small minority of the viewers and this may not find acceptance with the majority of our population? People are tiring of having PC stuffed down their throats, it was fresh a long time ago.
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Jan 18, 2018
Sure, because only gay people will watch any show with a gay leading character. Because it's totally 1997.
What a thoroughly dumb response.
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Mar 22, 2018
BTW, the minority is you. People who have an irrational and/or religious reaction (i.e. hate) to gay people are the minority now. All around first world countries, marriage equality has swept through. Do not pretend you are the moral majority. You are the bigoted minority. And it's only getting smaller. You are an endangered species that nobody will miss.
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Nov 03, 2015
MacGyver might be interesting, but the rest... Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!?????
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Oct 31, 2015
I would love to see a straight up reboot of The Love Boat :o) It would have to be close to the actual original but modern on a modern liner and as funny and romantic and exciting on peoples journeys....................They R rebooting alot of older shows, Y not give The Love Boat and maybe even Moonlighting with Bruce Willis too.............Cant wait to hear whats rebooting next! :o)
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Nov 03, 2015
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Oct 28, 2015
I'm re-watching... again... because I am so excited. Still.
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Oct 25, 2015
The hardcore fans will always love this revivals of their favourites shows... no matter how bad it can be,

If they decide to make a revival of Malcolm in the Middle b.e., i'm totally in for sure!.
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Nov 04, 2015
It's true. I would watch the hell out of anything Gilmore Girls-related. But at least with that, you have the original showrunners who know their characters inside out. I'm hoping it'll be on the Firefly-Serenity side of the horrible to awesome scale.
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Oct 25, 2015
Ok, so here's my take on things.

All these shows should stay where they are. In the past.

Even the A-Team, which is the only show that could probably work, but they would probably load it up with so much conspiracy that the entire thing is weighed down to the floor and loses all its fun.

Shows like Hart to Hart was good back then, but will it really be good now? Even with the new twist of making it all PC?

Prison Break was fun the first 2 seasons and then that just got stale and repetitive iwth the going to jail and escaping from it. Are they just going to do some more of that? Now maybe if they made it a show like the brothers start a company to test jails and their weaknesses..... like escaping for profit. That could be interesting. Maybe.

And I love MacGuyver! Maybe if they made it a next gen sort of thing... but still! Like the article said, in today's day and age you can run your toaster with your cell phone and to be fair, every average kid with good Googling skills can figure out how to MacGuyver together a plane with duct tape and fishing wire. Heck, just watch reruns of Mythbusters! Those guys made a functioning boat with duct tape!

And can I also just mention that they've already remade Fantasy Island once! With Malcolm McDowall as the island guy.

And as for the movies...... no. Just.... no! Leathal Weapon was fun back then. But it's had its time and it's passed now. Taken could possibly be good, but do we really want to watch Taken without Liam Neeson? And The Notebook? My Best Friend's Wedding? Ummm... my mom told me if you can't say anything nice, to just be quiet.
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Oct 24, 2015
Where is the NONE option in this poll?
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Oct 24, 2015
I have got to see what they are gonna do with Hart to ...Hartman? So are they not married? What about Max? The loyal butler/chauffer whatever? I love the old convention of paid staff that would die for their employers and are part of the family ... only not!

Reminds me of like when James Bond kills the villain, stops the missile/laser whatever, sets the underground/underwater fortress to self destruct but the henchman wants to fight to the death while the girders are falling from the ceiling. Why? Your boss is dead! You're unemployed now, take an early lunch damn it!!
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Oct 24, 2015
If all these shows had cross overs with each other and the MacGyver character was obligated to have a mullet for the entire run .... I still might not watch but hey it wouldn't hurt its chances. :-)
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Oct 24, 2015
Greatest American Hero?
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Oct 24, 2015
They all ready did that, a reboot of an bumbling American with incredible powers who has no clue how to use them properly. It was called the George W. Bush presidency :)
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Oct 23, 2015
I dunno. I might be willing to give the Lethal Weapon show a chance. It's only fair, right?
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Oct 23, 2015
I keep thinking of what shows that are on now that are reboots or remakes and are so good that networks keep thinking this idea is a goldmine: I watch Minority Report-No, Fargo -Yes, Heroes Reborn-No, Hawaii 5-0 - Is okay. These are what I watch or watched and I can't think of a whole lot of successful ones from the past. Let me know of any.
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Oct 23, 2015
The one i am really looking foward to is prison break, I happen to like all seasons (but season 1is the best) and i cannot wait till they bring back this crew!!!!
Now i will watch taken because i liked the films and have high hopes for the series.
Now for lethal weapon, I am not sure this will be good because its not really about the two people (or so it souunds) we have come to like so much. But i will watch it and see how it goes.
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Oct 23, 2015
The A-Team reboot? No no no no no nope.

Instead of reboot they could make a sequel, kinda-sorta. The original A-Team would inspire the new characters to help people despite their shitty situation. One of the ladies could be the daughter of Face and would behave exactly like her father. Stuff like that, room to maneuver...
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Oct 23, 2015
This list actually made me weep. Not of joy, mind you ...
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Oct 23, 2015
I don't think ANY of them are needed. The writers will just be making the re-used plot lines more obvious.

The channels should start hiring the fanfic writers. At least they can come up with original ideas.
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Oct 23, 2015
When the best thing you can say about a prospective new show is that it's "progressive", well. You're basically saying you have nothing to recommend it.

As for having a network show with a lead gay character, that won't happen until the majority of the intended audience can identify with a lead gay character. Not just tolerate, congratulate, or celebrate. Identify. And if they main selling point about the character is that he's in a gay relationship, that's a pretty narrow demographic window, so don't expect this to be a thing unless the rest of the show is amazing, must-watch TV. Which, come on. It's a Hart to Hart remake. So don't get your hopes up, is what I'm saying.
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Can I pick none of the above?
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Oct 23, 2015
I hadn't realized there are so many! When you put them all in one spot like this it's pretty overwhelming. The poll should have an option for "None of the above" though since I have no interest in watching any of these.
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Oct 23, 2015
Plus, what demo are they targeting with these show titles? Most of the people that not just recognize the names but remember the shows are over that 18-49 year old age that advertisers care about the most.
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Oct 23, 2015
Wasn't there already a Fantasy Island reboot, though? With Malcolm McDowell as Ricardo Montalban?
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Oct 25, 2015
Yes, there was, I was thinking exactly the same as you. However, it was so short lived, i think about a dozen episodes, that it's not surprising people dont remember it. It's a shame, i thought it was good. i liked it very much.
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Oct 23, 2015
Also I swear their description of the premise is literally last night's episode of The Blacklist.
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Oct 23, 2015
Wow, some horrible decisions by the always brilliant executives. I think the only one that needs a revival is Gilmore Girls because there still seems to be stories to tell.

I would love a good McIver show, but it was mostly a product of its time. I remember Prison Break finished after the first season.

All the others don't deserve to exist.

Just make a new Star Trek series already!
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Oct 23, 2015
Lethal Weapon, The A Team, MacGyver, and Taken.
Now let me clarify that I don't necessarily think that these shows NEED to be made in terms of relation to their source material. However I am a fan of what the shows revolve around ( action , puzzle solving, shit blowing up... ) you know the good stuff. With that being said I am interested to see just how these shows end up and you really never know until it happens. Like MOST shows a lot of people will probably like them and a lot will not. Maybe you'll be one of the ones that really doesn't like the sound right now but ends up really enjoying one.

I DO have to say Taken in particular though is the worst sounding one. I'm sure maybe on it's own it might be alright but to slap on the idea of it being related to Taken and then remove just about every aspect that makes Taken good is ridiculous... It really shouldn't happen unless they pull a miracle and get Liam Neeson to reprise the roll.
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Oct 23, 2015
Also I vaguely remember Taken like series, only with female lead instead. I gave up after two eps but premise was very similar. Her son studies in Rome I think (could be Paris), dissappears and she goes to find him, piecing together some vague clues.
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Oct 23, 2015
Yeah, wasn't Ashley Judd in that? But this is going to be even worse, because it is a PREQUEL, so he's just a superspy.
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Oct 23, 2015
Yes. The show was called Missing. I stopped watching when I realized she could never find her son or the show would be over. That became very clear when, in the first few episodes, she would get extremely close to finding him but ultimately failed. I bailed.

There's also a number of other shows with this problem: the main premise can't truly succeed or the show is over. Many of these shows have good ideas and would work very well as some kind of limited event series. The problem is that the networks want almost all of their shows to be continuing (I don't get it.).

These type of shows are often doomed to fail no matter how excellent the cast and characters. With that in mind, they should just plan on that and do something that works within the limited time frame.
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Oct 23, 2015
It is exactly what happened with Prison Break. First season good, next AWFUL. Some shows can avoid this with a different case every year (which I wish The Killing would have done) LOST and a few other shows should have ALL been limited engagement shows. You have to plan a beginning and an end, and if you don't know where it will go, then you aren't doing a good job with your vision. If LOST would have said, okay, we are doing 5 years, here is the premise. Then you know how to plan, have filler, etc. The trying to extend shows that shouldn't be extended is the problem with MANY shows.
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Oct 23, 2015
I completely agree. I think that if they would worry less about trying to make series last than just putting out quality that might only last a few seasons, it would likely be better ratings.
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Oct 23, 2015
Or Revenge. Interesting idea but it was really a two-season story. If you remove second season, slip relevant things to third one and ignore forth season you're there.

I wonder why networks are reluctant to do more of such closed series. you have the plot, you know how much time you have to tell the story and you can film all of it in one go. Granted, networks may be reluctant to sign off on longer stretches because if ratings suck you basically blew a lot of money for entire season but 2 or even three season series could work
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Oct 23, 2015
No idea. I had low hopes for show because I saw it as Taken remake and first two eps didn't convince me otherwise.

As for current remake I think it will run in same problems as all prequels do, namely we know how the story ends. So when character will be in life-or-death situation we'll know he'll live since we saw the movie (or -s, I never bthered with sequels)
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Oct 23, 2015
Yeah, I didn't watch it, so I don't know for sure if that is who or what that show was... but agreed on all counts.
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Oct 23, 2015
Short term revivals with the same cast and writers could be a great thing for fans of the shows so long as it did indeed remain SHORT. Reboots, however, are completely unnecessary and would probably do more harm than good to the shows' overall reputations..(cough, cough ROCKY HORROR cough, cough)
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Oct 23, 2015
YES! I thought I was the only one who felt that way about Rocky Horror!
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Oct 24, 2015
Whoah! Your Wayward Pines idea blows my mind!
Perhaps each season gets a whole new cast or part cast depending on Revolutions or Abbies or Control Freaks or thawed out serial killers or Out of date/Expired Rum Raisin or whatever can be imagined.

I mean when they mentioned the original community that was "sanitised" who also wished they could of watched that show?

No main or minor character safe, sometimes characters surviving over two or more seasons, some communities more facist than others, some attempting to reclaim the world.
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Oct 26, 2015
Agreed. AND you can end up bringing characters back if needed (cloning can't be an issue if cryogenics works)
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