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Television reboots are all the rage: In addition to revamped versions of Will & Grace, Murphy Brown and Queer Eye, there’s talk of bringing back Buffy, Frasier and even ALF. (ALF!) But some of our favorite shows have been left out of this revival fever. Below we make the case for seven television reboots we’d really like to see
Liz Lemon in the era of Trump? With Kimmy Schmidt winding down, Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski could do worse than revisit their acclaimed sitcom. By now we imagine Jack Donaghy has a cabinet post, leaving Kenneth in charge of NBC.
Check-check-check it out: This ‘90s comedy ended in 1998, the same year Sex and the City debuted on HBO. But for our money, if you wanna talk about four gal pals living it up in the Big Apple, it’s Khadijah, Max, Synclaire and Regine. Throw in Tiffany Haddish as a wisecracking Airbnb guest and it’s a guaranteed ratings bonanza.
Queer as Folk
Showtime’s groundbreaking queer soap was more guilty pleasure than highbrow entertainment, but has there even been a gay villain as delicious as Brian Kinney?
Strangers with Candy
For those of us of a certain age Maddie Hayes and David Addison were the original It Couple, channeling Golden Age Hollywood duo like Nick and Nora Charles through a post-modern pastel lens. Cybil Shepard and Bruce Willis notoriously feuded throughout the run of this detective comedy series, but maybe Netflix could throw enough money at them to work together again.
We are thirsty for the kind of classy romance where people say things like “flying fig” and “holy shiiii….pwreck”
What Not to Wear
From wrinkled jersey dresses to cutout leggings worn as pants, fashion crime is even more rampant now than when TLC canceled this guilty pleasure
Clinton Kelly and Stacey London did WNTW for 10 seasons. In his memoir, I Hate Everyone, Except You, Kelly revealed that, after all that time, he and London started to get on each’s others nerves. “We spent so much time together for 10 years … It was funny in the beginning when we completed each other’s sentences,” he told the Austin American Statesman, “but it got to be like, ‘Okay, we need a break from each other.'”
Eight years is enough of a break, right? And with The Chew canceled, Kelly has some time on his hands.
Puh-lease. We’re begging. Bring back President Bartlet. (And then maybe Martin Sheen can be written out of Grace and Frankie.)