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TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival  

Donn Saylor
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List Rules Vote up the shows you'd most like to see come back.

It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved television show. Whether it was on the air for years and got a grand sendoff, or it only lasted a few months and received no official finale, there are countless TV series canceled before their time. Fortunately, many TV shows that deserve a revival have been generating considerable interest among studios and showrunners. Twin Peaks, Will & Grace, Roseanne, and Curb Your Enthusiasm are just a few of the series undergoing revivals on major networks.

But there are still a number of shows that should be brought back. Some of the best TV shows to renew are cult favorites, and it's almost criminal they aren't being discussed in an era full of revivals. From Buffy and the rest of the Scooby Gang to Jerri Blank and the crew at Flatpoint High, from time-jumping Sam Beckett to the eternally warring Al and Peggy Bundy, there is no shortage of TV shows networks should revive. What show would you like to see receive a second greenlighting?

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more
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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz
Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more
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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
ManuBac added Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the ...more
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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles
Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more
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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker
Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on CBS. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' ...more
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thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris
Thirtysomething is an American television drama created by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for ABC. The series follows a group of baby boomers in their late thirties as they go about their ...more
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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy
Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August ...more
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The Adventures of Brisco Count... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Michelle Tonini added Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., often referred to as just Brisco or Brisco County, is an American Western/science fiction television series created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse. It ran ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
Hannibal is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by ...more
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Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music
Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes over five seasons, from 1974 to 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler ...more
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Crusoe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Hayden the Monster Man added Sam Neill, Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa
Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. ...more
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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis
This show is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more
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Better Off Ted is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders
Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 ...more
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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
The Wire is an American drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was ...more
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Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton
Happy Endings is an American sitcom television series that ran on ABC from April 13, 2011 to May 3, 2013. The single-camera ensemble comedy originally aired as a mid-season replacement with a ...more
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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Michelle Tonini added Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette
CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS during the 2014–15 network television schedule.
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Southland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King
Southland is an American television drama series created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. Television. It originally aired on NBC for one season from April 9 to May 21, 2009, ...more
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Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at ...more
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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman
Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from 1986 to 1990 on Saturday mornings on CBS. The show was ...more
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Fastlane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Onimod35 added Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen
Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After ...more
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Undeclared is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam
Undeclared is an American sitcom that aired on Fox during the 2001–02 season. The show has developed a cult following. In 2012, Entertainment Weekly listed the show at #16 in the "25 Best ...more
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Popular is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello
Popular is an American teenage comedy-drama on The WB Television Network in the United States, created by Ryan Murphy and Gina Matthews, starring Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope as two teenage girls ...more
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Wonderfalls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso
Wonderfalls is a comedy-drama television series that was broadcast on the Fox television network in 2004. The show centers on Jaye Tyler, a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy ...more