TV Revivals

by dean11mck | created - 16 May 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Revival is one of several programming strategies television networks employ to capitalise further on successful programs; among the other methods are spin-offs, cast reunions, and television movies based on the original program.

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1. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 967

Based on The Likely Lads (1964–1966)

2. Sanford Arms (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house.

Stars: Teddy Wilson, Tina Andrews, John Earl, Don Bexley

Votes: 47

Based on Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

3. Sanford (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Clinton Derricks-Carroll

Votes: 193

Based on Sanford and Son (1972-1977)

4. The Brady Brides (1981)

30 min | Comedy

The oldest Brady girls, Marcia and Jan, have grown up and met the men they have been looking for. The girls find a house that they have always wanted but have to convince the guys that it's... See full summary »

Stars: Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Jerry Houser, Ron Kuhlman

Votes: 171

Based on The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

5. The New Leave It to Beaver (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

This show is the continuing adventures of the whole gang. Beaver and the gang are all grown up. Beaver is divorced and living with his mom with his 2 sons - Oliver and Kip. Wally has his ... See full summary »

Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers, Kipp Marcus

Votes: 331

Based on Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), originally produced by the Master of Suspense. His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,787

Based on Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965)

7. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 7,992

Based on The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

8. The Munsters Today (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.

Stars: John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, Howard Morton, Jason Marsden

Votes: 398

Based on The Munsters (1964–1966)

9. Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris

Votes: 2,956

Based on Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

10. The Bradys (1990)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The further trials and tribulations of the extended Brady family, with the children all grown up and married and with children.

Stars: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Eve Plumb, Leah Ayres

Votes: 198

The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

Based on The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

12. The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The further misadventures of the struggling radio station.

Stars: Gordon Jump, Frank Bonner, Richard Sanders, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 182

Based on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

13. Burke's Law (1994–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama

This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire. By now, Burke was a widower with a son, Peter, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Peter Barton, Bever-Leigh Banfield, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 259

Based on Burke's Law (1963–1966)

14. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 10,044

Based on The Outer Limits (1963-1965)

15. Get Smart (1995)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Maxwell Smart, now Chief of Control, has to deal with his own bumbling secret agent, his son Zach.

Stars: Don Adams, Andy Dick, Elaine Hendrix, Heather Morgan

Votes: 806

Based on Get Smart (1965–1970)

16. Fantasy Island (1998–1999)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

In this revival of the popular 1970s television series, Mr. Roarke and his three assistants run a tropical paradise where guests come in to have their wildest dreams and fantasies come true.

Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mädchen Amick, Edward Hibbert, Fyvush Finkel

Votes: 456

Based on Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

17. Zoom (1997– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers.

Stars: Caroline Botelho, Kenny Yates, Alisa Besher, Zoe Costello

Votes: 1,034

Based on ZOOM (1972–1978)

18. The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

This second revival of The Twilight Zone (1959) presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Piven, Olivia d'Abo, Vincent Laresca

Votes: 4,453

Based on The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

19. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 178,667

Based on Doctor Who (1963–1989)

20. 90210 (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 39,711

Based on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

21. Melrose Place (2009–2010)

60 min | Drama, Romance

A new generation of young professionals living at the infamous Melrose complex deal with obtaining their own personal goals, drives, and desires, both amongst themselves and others.

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Stephany Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady

Votes: 3,583

Based on Melrose Place (1992–1999)

22. Dallas (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

Votes: 9,586

Based on Dallas (1978–1991)

23. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 247,708

This comedy TV series returning in 2013 after 7 years, then again in 2018.

24. 24: Live Another Day (2014)

TV-14 | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 40,448

Based on 24 (2001-2010)

25. Girl Meets World (2014–2017)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

More than a decade after Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.

Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel

Votes: 11,385

Based on Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

26. Heroes Reborn (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane

Votes: 23,871

Based on Heroes (2006–2010)

27. Teletubbies (2015– )

Family, Fantasy, Musical

Reboot of the original 1997 show of the same name.

Stars: Rachelle Beinart, Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton, Rebecca Hyland

Votes: 96

Based on Teletubbies (1997–2001)

28. The X-Files (1993– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 178,538

This sci-fi TV series returned in 2016 after 14 years.

29. Fuller House (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

In a continuation of Full House (1987), D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion

Votes: 19,873

Based on Full House (1987–1995)

30. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop

Votes: 22,171

Based on Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

31. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 417,748

Based on Prison Break (2005-2009)

32. Twin Peaks (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Michael Horse, Chrysta Bell

Votes: 38,942

Based on Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

33. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 45,934

This comedy TV series returns in 2017 after 11 years.

34. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 82,325

This comedy TV series returning in 2017 after 6 years.

35. Psych: The Movie (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The old gang comes together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own.

Director: Steve Franks | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 5,461

Based on Psych (2006-2014)

36. Roseanne (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama

A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 36,828

This comedy TV series returns in 2018 after 21 years.

37. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a TV journalist.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 7,399

This comedy TV series returns in 2018 after 20 years.

38. Veronica Mars (2019– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

Veronica Mars, private investigator, returns to solve another mystery.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Clifton Collins Jr.

Based on mystery TV series (2004-2007) after 12 years, but that was 5 years later since 2014 movie.



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