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The Best TV Show Reboots & Returns Of 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated August 6, 2020 709 votes 75 voters 1.2k views 39 items

List Rules Vote up the shows finally returning to television in 2020 that you're the most excited about, whether it's a long-anticipated return or a fresh reboot.

Everything old is new again, or at least it's getting a revival. There are quite a few reboots in 2020 of favorite shows, and also returns of series that ended too soon. With the proliferation of more and more streaming services, there are more and more channels for shows to stretch their wings and reinvent themselves - or for beloved shows to get another chance.

From everybody's favorite '90s shows returning in new forms, like Saved by the Bell, Party of Five, and The Animaniacs, to surprise seasons of more recent shows we'd all thought were lost, such as A.P. Bio, One Day At A Time, and Search Party. It's not just scripted series that are seeing reboots and revivals, several talk shows and reality series are coming back in 2020 as well, from The Biggest Loser to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Other shows are returning in a more nebulous state - Adventure Time, which ended in 2018, is returning as a series of specials on HBO Max.

However you feel about constantly returning to the well of old ideas to make new shows, the number and scope of 2020 reboots, revivals, and returns are impressive. Vote up the shows you'll be glad to add back to your watchlist or are most excited to see return.

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Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Show Reboots & Returns Of 2020
Photo: Kids' WB

Last aired: 1998

Returning as: Revival on Hulu

Return date: Fall

Actors: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

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Punky Brewster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Show Reboots & Returns Of 2020
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

Last aired: 1988

Returning as: Revival on Peacock

Return date: Summer

Actors: Quinn Copeland, Emmy Buckner, Noah Cottrell

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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Saved By The Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Show Reboots & Returns Of 2020
Photo:  Peacock

Last aired: 1993

Returning as: Revival on Peacock

Return date: Summer

Actors: Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, John Michael Higgins

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Show Reboots & Returns Of 2020
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Last aired: 2001

Returning as: Reboot as Walker on The CW.

Return date: Fall

Walker (The CW, 2020) is an American action television series written by Anna Fricke and a reboot of the television series Walker, Texas Ranger. It focuses on Walker as he returns from years undercover. A widower and father of two, he begins fighting crime with a new partner, who is one of the only female Rangers in history. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jared Padalecki

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

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