TV Shows They Should Revive

We are in the midst of a nostalgia trend, ladies and gentlemen.  I'm not just talking about reboots and remakes of old television favorites (although I'm still excited about The Twilight Zone coming back yet again); we're seeing the continuation of beloved series with the original cast returning to reprise their familiar roles -- Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Full House, The Muppets, Heroes, Coach, and Mr. Show.  Movie franchises are continuing to inspire boob-tube adaptations, such as Ash vs. Evil Dead, but for this post I'll focus on TV properties.

Here are some ideas for classics that I would like to see revived with members from the original series.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Vampires are still trending, so bring back the greatest Slayer of them all and her "Scooby Gang."


Friends
I don't want to see Matthew Perry playing Oscar Madison on another Odd Couple remake, I want to see him as Chandler Bing reuniting with his older and not necessarily wiser compadres.


Gilligan's Island
I believe the only original cast members who are still alive are Dawn Wells and Tina Louise, so how about giving them a pilot episode cameo as Mary Ann and Ginger, stranded once again on a desert island.  Since the cult classic series was loaded with fantasy elements, this revival could be a postmodern tour de force, with time travel, alternate universe, shattering the fourth-wall self-references and other actors playing Gilligan, Skipper, Professor, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, and even younger versions of themselves.


The Incredible Hulk
I was holding out hope that Guillermo del Toro was going to bring this Marvel superhero back to the small screen, but alas, I'm still waiting. Nevertheless, Dr. Banner is an excellent character tailor-made for continuing adventures on television.


Lost
I still want to see what happened to Hurley and Ben Linus. There further adventures on the island was the biggest tease of the finale.


NYPD Blue
It would be great to see some of the original cast from season one reunite for more crime-fighting in contemporary NYC.


Seinfeld
The finale was a dud, admit it.  Or just give George Costanza his own spin-off.


The Six Million Dollar Man
Lee Majors can return as cyborg Steve Austin, now in a position similar to Oscar Goldman, overseeing the development of a new generation of bionic government agents -- better, stronger, faster.


Star Trek
A television revival is long overdue. Since time travel stories and mirror universe tales were some of my favorites, how about the adventures of a time-and-dimension-hopping crew trying to fix all the paradoxes caused throughout Trek history?

Maybe someday soon I'll write about revivals that failed, but maybe deserve a second (third?) chance (V, Bionic Woman, Knight Rider, etc.).

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