TV 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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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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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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, Jason Dohring Veronica Mars is an American mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the ...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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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Adventures of Brisco Count... is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 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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Better Off Ted is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the ...more

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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 25 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. The series is the third direct ...more

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Southland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows That Actually Deserve A Revival
Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King Southland is an American television crime 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, ...more

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Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Fastlane is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Undeclared is listed (or ranked) 31 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) 32 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) 33 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