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The Best TV Reboots & Revivals 

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Updated December 20, 2019 19.4k votes 2.1k voters 34.2k views 59 items

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 check out the latest reboots coming out this year.

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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

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 26

Number of Episodes: 798

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 75

Network: Syfy

Genres (Tv): Space opera, Military science fiction, Political drama, Drama, Psychological thriller, + more

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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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 71

Network: CBS

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

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 Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman, Robin Ward

Premiered: 1985

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: CBS

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

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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Star Wars: The Clone War... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
starwarssuperfan added Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 121

Network: Disney XD, Netflix, Cartoon Network

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 produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more

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V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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

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 X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 202

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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

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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi

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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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

Premiered: 2015

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Peter Graves, Phil Morris, Antony Hamilton

Premiered: 1988

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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

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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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
dory83 added Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson

Premiered: 2013

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: Foxtel

Genres (Tv): Drama

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
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 228

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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 Defen... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Voltron: Legendary Defender 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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Ripley's Believe It or N... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Bruce Campbell, Dean Cain, Marie Osmond

Premiered: 1949

Network: NBC, ABC, TBS, Travel Channel

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Pseudoarchaeology

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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The Tom and Jerry Show ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
The Tom and Jerry Show Rachael MacFarlane, Rick Zieff, Grey DeLisle

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy

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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Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

Premiered: 1983

Number of Episodes: 758

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 48

Network: ABC, Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Ellen Page, Laura Linney, Charlie Barnett

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama, Miniseries

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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All That is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 171

Network: Nickelodeon, TeenNick

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Television comedy, Adolescence, Variety show, Children's television series, + more

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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ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Clancy Brown, Michael McKean

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 26

Network: Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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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Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer, Molly Price

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: NBC

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

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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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Andy Dick, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 7

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Espionage, Comedy

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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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies

Genres (Tv): Soap opera

Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Reboots & Revivals
Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 151

Network: Jetix, 4Kids TV, Seoul Broadcasting System, SBS, TV Tokyo

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

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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