How long is the polite amount to wait to reboot something? If you revive a favorite show too soon, it can come off as a little thirsty, but if you wait too long, then nobody cares about the property anymore. The best and most popular shows of the '90s are exactly the right vintage for a reboot. And soon we'll see quite a few reboots of 1990s television shows. Some '90s TV reboots are returning as movies, while others are remaining on TV. Wherever they premiere, the '90s shows and cartoons we're excited to have back come with a built-in audience of folks who can't wait to return to the comfort of their favorite old shows.
Some show revivals are keeping original cast members either in the cast, like Mad About You, or as producers, like Kenan Thompson for the new All That. Others are passing the torch to the next generation, such as Blue's Clues and Party of Five. A few shows are fully reimagining the orignal, from the live-action version of Powerpuff Girls to the soapy drama of Bel-Air.
Whether they're updating the story for the modern world or staying on the well-worn path of the original show, the best '90s TV reboots will be on screens, big and small, soon.
If this list is pinging your nostalgia, see what shows from the 1980s are getting a reboot and what 2000s shows are somehow old enough for revivals.
- 1428 VOTES
- Actors: Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille
- Premiered: November 20, 2020
- 2244 VOTES
Coming back as: a television series on Peacock
Premiere date: February 13, 2022
In an October 2019 article in the Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's cross-platform company Westbrook Inc. was developing a spin-off series of the original, mid-1990s series, which has been picked up for two seasons at Peacock.
- Actors: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Maxwell-Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, Janet Hubert
- Premiered: September 10, 1990
- 3390 VOTES
Coming back as: a computer-animated series on Paramount plus.
Premiere date for series: TBA2021
After rumors and unconfirmed development that had been circulating since 2019, in February 2021, it was announced that Rugrats would return as a computer-animated TV show on the new Paramount+, starring the original voice actors.
- Actors: E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Cheryl Chase, Michael Bell
- Premiered: August 11, 1991
- 446 VOTES
Coming back as: a live-action series on Disney+
Premiere Date: TBA
Although rumors of a new Goosebumps live-action series had been brewing since 2020, it wasn't until early 2022 that it was picked up by Disney+ with a 10-episode order. Following five high schoolers who have to work together despite all their differences after unleasing supernatural terror on their town, the series follows the two more recent Goosebumps films, in 2016 and 2018.
- Actors: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones
- Premiered: November 3, 1995