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The Best TV Reboots & Revivals  

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List Rules Only 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 get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
ChrisBateman added Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber
2004 Reboot of Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 1980) Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
starwarssuperfan added Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more
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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov
2010 reboot of Hawaii Five-0 (1968 - 1980) Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bruce Campbell, Dean Cain, Marie Osmond
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Travel Channel, 2019) is a documentary and pseudoarchaeology TV program based on the newspaper feature of the same name. The original series aired in 1949 and has ...more
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Kids Say the Darndest Things is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Tiffany Haddish, Bill Cosby, Art Linkletter
Kids Say the Darndest Things is an American comedy series originally hosted by Bill Cosby (CBS, 1998) and later by Tiffany Haddish (ABC, 2019), based on a popular feature with the same name in ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman, Robin Ward
1985 reboot of The Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964) The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for
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Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell
Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show created by Bill Carruthers and Jan McCormack. It premiered on CBS in 1983 and ended in 1986, with a revival in 2019 hosted by ...more
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Ghostwriter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata, Hanna Levinson
Ghostwriter (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American children's mystery television series based on the 1997 series of the same name. When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing ...more
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Card Sharks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Joel McHale, Markie Post, Bob Eubanks
Card Sharks is an American television game show created by Chester Feldman for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions. Two contestants compete for control of a row of oversized playing cards by ...more
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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Ellen Page, Laura Linney, Charlie Barnett
Tales of the City (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries based on a series of novels by Armistead Maupin of the same name. The show follows Mary Ann, who returns home to ...more
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Are You Smarter than a 5th Gra... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Jeff Foxworthy, John Cena
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is an American quiz game show. In each game, the adult contestant is asked a series of eleven questions, spanning ten subjects (such as Animal Science, ...more
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Designated Survivor: 60 Days is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Ji Jin-hee, Heo Jun-ho, Kang Han-na
Designated Survivor: 60 Days (Netflix, 2019) is a Korean political conspiracy drama television series, based on the American series Designated Survivor. When the National Assembly suffers a ...more
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Psychic Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Chip Coffey, Edy Nathan, Lisa Miller
Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal is a paranormal television series broadcast on the A&E television network. Hosted by Chip Coffey, an American psychic investigator, with Edy Nathan, ...more
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V is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch
2009 reboot of V (1984 - 1985) V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new ...more
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BH90210 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth
BH90210 (Fox, 2019) is a television dramedy miniseries and a quasi-reboot of the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. The six-part limited series follows most of the original cast of the 1990 show, ...more
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny
2016 reboot of The X-Files (1993 - 2002) The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson
2015 reboot of The Muppet Show (1967 - 1981) The Muppets (ABC, 2015), stylized as the muppets., is an American television comedy series co-created by Bill Prady and Bob Kushell. The series is set in Los Angeles and depicts the everyday ...more
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All That is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson
All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten ...more
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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Peter Graves, Phil Morris, Antony Hamilton
1988 reboot of Mission: Impossible (1966 - 1973) Mission: Impossible is an American television series that chronicles the missions of a team of secret American government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. The show is a revival of ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Jeremy Shada
Voltron: Legendary Defender is a 2016 American animated web television series. The series follows the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron who must learn to form the giant robot Voltron to ...more
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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
dory83 added Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson
Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on SoHo on 1 May 2013. The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 ...more