Remakes 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 5 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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V is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Rachael MacFarlane, Rick Zieff, Grey DeLisle
2013 reboot of Tom and Jerry (1940 - 1957) The Tom and Jerry Show is a 2014 American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Renegade Animation, based on the Tom and Jerry characters and theatrical cartoon ...more

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson
2015 reboot of The Muppet Show (1967 - 1981)

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
carolos added Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern
Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
2017 reboot of Twin Peaks (1990 - 1991) Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas
2012 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 - 1996) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series, mainly set in New York City. It first aired on February 8, 2003 and ended on February 28, 2009. The series marked the ...more

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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides
2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls (1998 - 2005) The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, ...more

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
2008 reboot of Knight Rider (1982 - 1986) Knight Rider is a 2008 television film which was created to serve as a backdoor pilot for the new Knight Rider television series, a revival of the series of the same name which aired during the ...more

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Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer, Molly Price
2007 reboot of Bionic Woman (1976-1978) Bionic Woman is an American science fiction television drama that aired in 2007, which was created by David Eick, under NBC Universal Television Group, GEP Productions, and David Eick ...more

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ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Clancy Brown, Michael McKean
2011 reboot of ThunderCats (1985 - 1989) ThunderCats is an American/Japanese animated television series, produced by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic. A reboot of the original 1980s TV series of the same name, ThunderCats was ...more

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Andy Dick, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams
1995 reboot of Get Smart (1965 - 1970) Get Smart is a short-lived American comedy television series that aired in 1995 on Fox. The series was a sequel to the original Get Smart television series that ran from 1965 to 1970. The series ...more

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He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Christopher Judge, Cam Clarke, Kathleen Barr
2002 reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 - 1985) He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series. Developed for television by Michael Halperin, who created the original series, it was animated by Mike Young ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber
2016 reboot of Full House (19870-1995)
Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–95 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian and ...more

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Robot Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Jayne Middlemiss
2016 reboot of Robot Wars (1998-2004)
Robot Wars is a technological game show that was first broadcast on BBC Two from 20 February 1998 until 23 February 2001, then broadcast on BBC Choice from 8 October 2001 until 7 February 2003 ...more

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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery
Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Conners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert
The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne, created by Matt Williams. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to ...more

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli
Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more