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The Best TV Reboots & Revivals

Updated October 16, 2020 21.6k votes 2.2k voters 34.8k views65 items

List RulesOnly remakes & revivals of series that originally aired in the US.

This list contains information about the best TV reboots, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top TV reboots come in many forms. Some rebooted TV shows are dramas that capture the high stakes and in depth storylines of dramas, while other TV remakes bring new comedic life to classic comedies and sitcoms. A few of the best TV revivals are even re-imaginings of classic cartoons and animated characters that were beloved by their fans then... and now! 

What are some of the best TV revivals that you'll find below? Airing in 2016, The X-Files reboot was one of the most anticipated TV revivals of all time. Fans were thrilled to see Mulder and Scully return to the small screen. Will & Grace also returned to TV after 10 years off the air with the same cast, and Murphy Brown was revived after 20 years. The reboots Fuller House and The Conners feature most of the original casts, but not all.

Other shows were remade entirely, sharing only a name and concept with the original series. Examples include Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., and MacGyver

Do you have a favorite TV reboot? Vote the best rebooted TV series to the top of this list and check out the latest reboots coming out this year.

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  • 1
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,... more on Wikipedia

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Space opera, Military science fiction

    2004 Reboot of Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 1980)

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on Wikipedia

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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Get Smart

    Andy Dick, Barbara Feldon

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Espionage, Comedy

    1995 reboot of Get Smart (1965 - 1970)
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    Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Bionic Woman

    Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

    2007 reboot of Bionic Woman (1976-1978)
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Computer Animation, Animation, Children's television series, Action, Science Fiction

    This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    The Powerpuff Girls

    Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action/Adventure, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Superhero fiction

    2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls (1998 - 2005)

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  • 8
    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

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    Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Hawaii Five-0

    Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film

    2010 reboot of Hawaii Five-0 (1968 - 1980)

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  • 10
    Robot Wars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Robot Wars

    Jayne Middlemiss

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Reality television

    2016 reboot of Robot Wars (1998-2004)
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    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    The Twilight Zone

    Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Anthology series, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    1985 reboot of The Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964)

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    Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Wentworth

    Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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  • 13
    Thunderbirds 2086 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Thunderbirds 2086

    Takeshi Aono, Manami Ito

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Anime, Science Fiction

    1982 reboot of Thunderbirds (1964 - 1966)
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    V is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    V

    Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    2009 reboot of V (1984 - 1985)
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    The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    The Rockford Files

    Alan Tudyk, Dermot Mulroney

    Premiered1974

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama

    2010 reboot of The Rockford Files (1974 - 1980)

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    The X-Files

    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action

    2016 reboot of The X-Files (1993 - 2002)

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Phil Morris

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    1988 reboot of Mission: Impossible (1966 - 1973)
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    Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    The Muppets

    Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    2015 reboot of The Muppet Show (1967 - 1981)

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    Ripley's Believe It or Not! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Bruce Campbell, Dean Cain

    Premiered1949

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Pseudoarchaeology

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Travel Channel, 2019) is a documentary and pseudoarchaeology TV... more on Wikipedia
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    Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Voltron: Legendary Defender

    Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun
    Voltron: Legendary Defender is a 2016 American animated web television series. The series... more on Wikipedia

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    Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Press Your Luck

    Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland

    Premiered1983

    Genres (Tv)Game show

    Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show created by Bill Carruthers and Jan... more on Wikipedia

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    L.A. Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    L.A. Dragnet

    Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    2003 reboot of Dragnet (1951-1959)
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    Card Sharks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    Card Sharks

    Joel McHale, Markie Post

    Premiered1978

    Genres (Tv)Game show

    Card Sharks is an American television game show created by Chester Feldman for Mark... more on Wikipedia
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    The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
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    The Tom and Jerry Show

    Rachael MacFarlane, Rick Zieff

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Television comedy

    2013 reboot of Tom and Jerry (1940 - 1957)
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