Entertainment 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk
Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more
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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt
Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more
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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco
Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal
Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago suburb. The series, notable for being the first ...more
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410 330
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly
My Name Is Earl is an American television comedy series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States. It was ...more
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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more
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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Ranker Anime added Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon
King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
CristianJorgeSantana added David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
MuddyWolfe added Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more
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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker
Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, ...more
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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Michelle Tonini added Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin
Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber
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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride
Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more
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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 19 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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi
M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more
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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more
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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Heidi Skinner added Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy
This show is an American comedy-drama television series starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, ...more
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Forever is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Hayden the Monster Man added Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore
Forever is an American drama television series about Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner in New York City. The series aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. The ...more
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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more