With an abundance of TV streaming platforms on the market, each is looking to take some old show and either reboot it or give it a sequel. Here is a look at all of the revivals currently in the works.
Ever since each major TV channel started its own streaming platform, it’s been hard to keep track of what is available on each one. Following up on my Streaming Guide which detailed each of the exclusives on the biggest platforms, now we will dive into what you can expect down the road, with some titles you may be familiar with.
With several classic television shows seeing reboots, revivals, or sequels, it’s time to hunker down and check out each and every title currently in the works and coming to those platforms you’re having trouble choosing between, as well as the channels getting reboots for cable.
The Game – 10-episode order for Paramount – Paramount+ says the series “returns with a mix of original cast and new players to offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect and love—all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game.”
Frasier – In development – Kelsey Grammer returns as radio host Frasier Crane. While details are few and far between for the time being, Grammar has said “There has long been a call from fans for its return, and that call is now answered.”
Criminal Minds – In early development – With part of the team returning after just a year off the air, Criminal Minds will focus on one individual case over the course of a full season.
iCarly – In production – Miranda Cosgrove returns in this Nickelodeon show about some teens who become viral internet stars.
The Proud Family – In production – Being revived under the name The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the show will see the original cast return.
Doogie Howser – In production – Now set in Hawaii and starring a female lead, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. will star Peyton Elizabeth Lee.
Punky Brewster – Premiered Feb. 25 – The 80s sitcom has returned, starring Soleil Moon Frye and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Clueless – In the works – Rebooting as a mystery title focused on Dionne, it’s described as “a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sun-glasses wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – In the works – Will Smith is producing this reboot, that will now be a more serious drama with a similar backstory.
Saved by the Bell – Renewed for season two – Continuing on Peacock, Saved by the Bell sees a whole new generation of high schoolers whose parents and teachers are the original cast.
Battlestar Galactica – In production – Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is launching a reboot of the space saga.
Party Down – In development – Returning as a six-part limited series on Starz, the cult-classic comedy is seeing a return, with cast details currently unknown.
In Treatment – Premiering May 2021 – Featuring Uzo Aduba and Joel Kinnaman, this reboot will see a return to weekly sessions with patients.
Sex and the City – In development – Titled And Just Like That, the Sex and the City revival will follow the women’s lives in New York in their 50s.
Gossip Girl – In production – With its original creators, but a new cast, this revival is set eight years after the original and centres around a whole new group of Upper East Siders.
Pretty Little Liars – In the works – Called PLL: Original Sin, it’s set in the same universe as the Freeform show, but about a whole new group of people.
True Blood – In early development – Seeing a new cast, the reboot of HBO’s True Blood, the vampire series based on Charlaine Harris’ novels, is in development.
How I Met Your Mother – Straight to series order at Hulu – Now that we’ve met our mother, it’s time to see what Dad is up to, as Hilary Duff stars in How I Met Your Father. With a more modern setting, we see how Duff tackles the dating landscape filled with online dating, apps, and social media.
Conan the Barbarian – In production – Being rebooted into a live-action series based on Conan, the character created by writer Robert E. Howard.
Fantasy Island – Premieres Aug. 10 on Fox – While not a streaming platform, per sé, Fox is preparing for reboots as well, with Fantasy Island returning with a descendant of Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) taking over the family business where guests can have their fantasies fulfilled, for a price.
The Flintstones – In development – Bedrock will star a grown-up Pebbles Flintstone, voiced and executive-produced by Elizabeth Banks, works on a career while Fred nears retirement.
Ally McBeal – Early development – Reportedly, Calista Flockhart will return to star in a reboot of the 90s comedy-drama, but details for now are slim with the show being so early on in development.
CSI – Series order – Bringing back original cast members to play Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle, CBS is rebooting it’s crime drama with CSI: Vegas, a sequel to the original.
The Equalizer – Airing its first season – Replacing Denzel Washington with Queen Latifah, we will see her play a single mom and vigilante for those who can’t defend themselves.
The Wonder Years – Pilot order – Switching things up with a focus on a Black family in 1960s Alabama, Don Cheadle will lead this reboot, with an extraordinary cast on hand.
Waiting to Exhale – In production – The Whitney Houston film is getting turned into a TV series, with producers for Empire working on it.
Bewitched – In production – Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is currently working on a reboot of Bewitched with an interracial family.
American Gigolo – Pilot ordered – The Walking Dead’s John Bernthal will star in Showtime’s TV adaptation of the 1980 movie, playing a man who was just released from prison after 18 years for murder.
Ray Donovan – In development – After its cancellation last year, the show will get a second chance, ending with a feature-length movie on Showtime.
Dexter – In production – Michael C. Hall returns for a final season to tie up some loose ends.
Walker, Texas Ranger – Airing its first season – Starring Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, Walker is a reimagining of the classic.