Reboots and remakes have been taking Hollywood by storm. Movies are being remade into TV shows, while TV shows from the past are finding new life on today's small screens. When it comes to shows, returning to '90s classics have brought audiences back in for some nostalgia and many revivals have been a major success.
"The X-Files" just returned and had success as a six episode miniseries, which will likely lead to more new episodes on Fox. "Fuller House," the reboot of the original '90s sitcom "Full House," debuted on Netflix last week and has already been renewed for a second season. "Twin Peaks" will return in the near future, when Season 3 airs on Showtime in 2017. Disney Channel has also had a good run with "Girl Meets World," which is a reboot of "Boy Meets World." The recipe for success is there by revisiting series that were once big over 20 years ago. With that in mind, here are seven '90s shows we'd like to see rebooted.
When "Seinfeld" concluded in 1998 the show ended on a down note. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards) were all taken to jail after failing to be good Samaritans. It would be interesting to see the show pick up 18 years later with the gang out of jail and to see where their lives ended up.
After 10 seasons, "Friends" wrapped up in 2004 with the group getting one last cup of coffee together. Twelve years after the show went off to air, fans of the show would most likely be curious to see what happened to their favorite characters. Are Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Monica (Courtney Cox) still together? What about Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)? The cast got back together for an "unofficial reunion" special for director James Burrows last month, which got fans excited. Could a real reunion series be made someday?
3. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Sarah Michelle Gellar is already part of one upcoming '90s movie turned TV series with NBC's "Cruel Intentions," so why not bring back the show that helped her rise to fame? "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ran for seven seasons before coming to an end in 2003. Perhaps the show can be brought back to life with Buffy (Gellar) either continuing to kill vampires or maybe even train a new slayer.
4. "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
One of the scariest shows on TV for kids from the '90s was Nickelodeon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Since the show went off the air in 2000, there really hasn't been a week-to-week horror show that tells a different story in each episode. According to Variety, "Tales From The Crypt" is being brought back to TNT, as part of a block of horror programming. If there is an audience for it, why not bring back the show that mastered the creepiness of a camp fire scary story?
5. "Freaks and Geeks"
Although the show only ran for one season, it went on to launch the careers of director Judd Apatow and actors James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel. Although it was revealed to Vulture what further seasons of the show would've been like, audiences would most likely be open to seeing the cast grown up or even a new set of high school students dealing with adolescence in the social media world.
6. "Kenan & Kel"
Could we someday get to say, "Aw, here it goes," again? "Kenan & Kel" starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, aired for four seasons on Nickelodeon before ending in 2000. Thompson has been busy on "Saturday Night Live" but Mitchell hasn't really been seen in much recently. When Jimmy Fallon recreated a "Good Burger" skit on "The Tonight Show," the video went viral and it was clear that Mitchell can still play the characters he used to, while him and Thompson still had chemistry. This would be another show '90s kids would find themselves returning to if it were to get a reboot.
7. "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Since "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" ended in 1996, Will Smith has gone on to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Part of his rise to fame was thanks to the sitcom and it could be fun for Smith to reunite with Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro). If the show was to be rebooted, maybe this time Will would have a family member come stay with him in Bel-Air and that family member could even be played by his own son, actor Jaden Smith.