Fans of the beloved NBC hit, Will And Grace were treated to the spectacular news that the series is set to return to television for a special 10-episode run. This news plus the recent revival of such fan favorites as Full House and The Gilmore Girls got me thinking about those glorious shows of yesteryear. There are many that believe certain shows should stay in the past and be enjoyed by consumers the way the initial run intended… To that I say hey, if they want to venture back into what worked, all the more power to them!
The Official ‘Will & Grace’ Announcement:
The following are some examples of fantastic shows that must have a comeback soon, whether it be a reboot, extra season or whatever else the television Gods/execs conjure up. This isn’t to say the series would somehow be better off by creating new seasons, it would just be fun to see what our favorite characters have been up to since their respective finales.
1. 3rd Rock From The Sun (1996-2001)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: 3rd Rock From The Sun followed the hysterical journey of a band of merry aliens who beam down to Earth in order to experience life as human beings. The series featured amazing chemistry between both the core group and the numerous secondary characters. Every episode was chock full of hilarious moments and it would be interesting to see them beam back to our world and see how our technology now stacks up to theirs… Plus, it never hurts seeing more Joseph Gordon Levitt.
2. Are You Afraid Of The Dark? (1990-1996; 1999-2000)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: Are You Afraid Of The Dark? scared the everliving pants off arguably every child that watched the series. From the very beginning of the theme song with that creepy ass clown to the end title credits, the series followed the kids of The Midnight Society who hung out in the woods after dark and told scary stories. If that is not a prime concept for a reboot, I have no idea what is. The series may have had a one season revival from 1999-2000, however a lot has changed in seventeen years and that revival strayed away from the initial established format which turned some people off. Seeing a whole new group of kids come together and tell horror tales from the modern age would be interesting to watch and who knows? Maybe Ryan Gosling could make a cameo in one of the stories!
3. The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air (1990-1996)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: Firstly, everyone knows the lyrics to the theme song of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, right? If Will Smith is able to revert back to his Fresh Prince title for a few hours, he will easily come up with a similarly catchy tune for this hypothetical reboot and then we’ll have two Fresh Prince themes to jam out to! The chemistry between Smith and every single member of the Banks family made the series incredibly enjoyable to watch. It would be difficult to imagine the series without the great James Avery who passed in 2013, however since the chemistry between the cast is so tight, we would be happy to just watch them go about their day-to-day lives and see what kind of shenanigans characters will get up to. There also has to be dancing too. The dance sequences during the show are simply wonderful.
4. Daria (1997-2001)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: Watching Daria do anything really is guaranteed to be immensely enjoyable. An advantage to bringing back everyone’s favorite sarcastic teenager is the series can be set during any time and no one needs to be older or wiser… Although I would give anything to see what Daria thinks about the current state of the political world. There was a live-action Daria “movie trailer” done by CollegeHumor back in 2013 that saw Aubrey Plaza play the titular role and made me miss the series more than I can explain!
See the live-action trailer below:
5. Freaks And Geeks (1999-2000)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: The series where you are guaranteed to recognize at least one famous person make an appearance in an episode was tragically canceled after one season. Freaks And Geeks followed the beautifully mundane teenaged lives of Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) and many others including Daniel Desario (James Franco), Ken Miller (Seth Rogen) and Nick Andopolis (Jason Segel). The series has developed a cult following throughout the years and its stars have gone on to become stupendously successful, so we have to find out whether their characters have experienced such success seventeen years later! The cast reunited in 2013 for Vanity Fair and they all look exactly the same so it can be done.
6. Malcolm In The Middle (2000-2006)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: Malcolm In The Middle introduced audiences to a functionally dysfunctional family and for seven seasons we got to experience life through the eyes of Malcolm (Frankie Munez). The series had countless memorable moments that made you laugh hysterically one second and warm your heart the next. The cast worked amazingly well together and father of the family, Bryan Cranston has mentioned he would be down to revisit the lovable gang once again:
“It’s been 10 years since we went off the air and it’d be fun to pick up that guy’s clothes again and be fun and sweet and adorable and hapless and clueless and afraid of everything.”
We would love to see you pick up his clothes and be fun and sweet and adorable again as well, Bryan… Oh how we hope!
7. Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)
Why It Needs To Make A Comeback: Another example of a series that ended much too soon, Pushing Daisies was a brilliantly original series that boasted a bright and vibrant world and featured characters you genuinely fell in love with. The series was a critical hit, winning seven Primetime Emmy Awards and developing a diehard fanbase since its cancellation. Pushing Daisies managed to beat out fan favorite Firefly in Esquire‘s “TV Reboot Tournament” in 2015 and is consistently mentioned in top “TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon” lists. Give the people what they want, ABC! BRING US BACK TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PIE-MAKING AT THE PIE HOLE!
… For The Hell Of It, Let’s Mention Friends Too!
The series ran for ten seasons and the cast will be asked for a reunion for the rest of their lives so just please give it to us, damn it!
What Series Would You Want To See Make A Comeback?
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