Thursday, April 18, 2013

What cancelled series would you like to see resurrected?

News broke earlier this week that Xbox, via MSN, was looking to bring back ‘Heroes.’

Remember ‘Heroes’? It was that NBC show that came out of the gate like gangbusters in 2006 – focusing on discovering humans with special powers – and then completely fell apart after the first season and was cancelled 77 episodes in.

The show featured performers like Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, Milo Ventimiglia and Masi Oka and was a bonafide hit for NBC, until the writing went down the drain in season two.

Still, it got me thinking about television shows that were cancelled prematurely – especially since Netflix stepped in and produced new episodes of ‘Arrested Development’ recently, as well. It seems to be a burgeoning trend.

This is on top of the ‘Dallas’ reboot on TNT that melded older cast members with newer characters.

So, when it comes to resurrecting shows, I think we have to be realistic. In other words, you can’t bring back a show like M.A.S.H. and set it during the Korean War even though all the actors are pretty much senior citizens.

It’s just not feasible.

So, what would I resurrect?

Roseanne: First off, I would pretend the final season never happened. It was terrible. Pick up with
the Conners in present times – another economic down time, in fact – and check in on the family and how they’re surviving. Becky, for example, could be a single mother – since the actor who played her husband Mark died in real life. Jackie could still be up to her relative craziness – and Dan and Roseanne could still be battling for supremecy.

That 70s Show: Let’s see how the gang is doing in the 1980s. This is another show, though, that I would like to see pretend its final season didn’t happen. Jackie and Fez made me want to throw up.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Checking in on the Scooby Gang might be a mixed bag – especially since some of the stars haven’t exactly aged well. I do admit, believing David Boreanaz and James Marsters are still immortal teenage vampires  is a bit of a stretch – but the emotion of watching thirty-somethings fighting vampires could be a lot of fun.

Gilmore Girls: Luke and Lorelai should be married with their own kids – and Rory can return to a nearby town to plant her roots.

Firefly: The space western never got mainstream love – but it did develop a cult following.

Veronica Mars: Fans are still so enamored with the show they dedicated enough money to produce their own big screen version of the cult favorite. That’s love, folks.

Deadwood: I just hope Timothy Olyphant can do double duty – because I’m not willing to lose
Raylan Givens.

Leverage: I’m still ticked off that TNT treated this show so poorly.

Family Ties: Who doesn’t want to see who Alex ended up with? How many kids to Nick and Mallory have?

Miami Vice: How have their fashion and hair held up?

The Cosby Show: How are Cliff and Clair dealing with their teenage grandchildren?

MacGyver:  The nation’s greatest gun control advocate in today’s times? Could be hilarious.

My Two Dads: I just want to see a DNA test.

Cheers: Everyone still knows their names – so reuniting the cast could be a lot of fun.

Friends:  Everyone is still obsessed with the cast. Why not have them all move to the same neighborhood?

Alias: I’m guessing that they can figure out a way to resurrect Jack Bristow. After all, pretty much every single other character was killed off and brought back. I’m betting Will would get a lot more play than he did during the initial run of the show.
What do you think? What show would you resurrect or reboot?


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Pushing Daisies! Joan of Arcadia! Homicide:Life on the Street!

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