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'90s Shows That Are Coming Back

Updated February 24, 2021 5.1k votes 654 voters 17.6k views22 items

List RulesVote up the television shows from the 1990s that you're the most excited to see return to the television or big screen.

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.

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.

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  • Coming back as: a television series on MTV
    Premiere date: TBA

    In early December 2018, MTV announced that an "all-new" Celebrity Deathmatch would be available as a weekly series in 2019, with Ice Cube attached to star.

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      Coming back as: a movie on Netflix
      Premiere date: August 9, 2019

      Although the TV special Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling had originally been slated to premiere in 2018, it later fell off of Nickelodeon's schedule. In May 2019, Netflix picked up the Rocko's Modern Life special.

      Despite the change in distributor, the plot remains the same: Rocko and his friends return to O-Town after being in space for 20 years and try to conform to a world filled with coffee shops, food trucks, constant phone upgrades, and radioactive energy drinks that turn their consumers into mutants.

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      • Coming back as: a television show on Peacock
        Premiere date: November 26, 2020

        One of the series revivals coming to Peacock, the new NBC streaming service, is a return to Bayside High. Original cast members Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez return both to reprise their roles and as producers. The new series finds students from low-income schools closed by California governor Zach Morris transferring to Bayside High to give the kids "a much needed and hilarious dose of reality."

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          Coming back as: a television series on The CW.
          Premiere date: January 20, 2021

          Starring Jared Padalecki in the titular role, this reboot was ordered in January 2020 and would be bringing the justice-seeking ranger into a more modern role as a widowed father returning Austin after two years, attempting to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find common ground with his new partner, while growing increasingly suspicious of his wife's death.

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