15 Most Anticipated Upcoming TV Reboots And Revivals Ranked
The pull of nostalgia has begun to dominate both the big and small screen, and there seem to be endless possibilities for reboots and revivals of the most popular series and films from the past. Television has jumped on to the reboot and revival train with Will & Grace, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Hawaii Five-O and so many more. It seems, for the most part, revivals (where the original cast returns with the same premise) have been the most anticipated, but there are quite a few reboots (where there is a difference in material and most often a new cast) also on the way. Check out 15 of the most anticipated upcoming TV reboots and revivals ranked from least to most anticipated:
15. Jersey Shore (Revival)
Like it or not MTV’s Jersey Shore was a pop culture phenomenon during its original six-season run from December 2009 to December 2012. In the years that have passed since, many of the stars’ lives have changed dramatically but in late 2017 MTV announced they were reuniting most of the original cast for a revival season. Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will send Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Cortese, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D. DelVecchio to Miami, Florida for one last wild ride together again. The revival will not feature Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and will premiere on Thursday, April 5 on MTV. Although there will be many who tune in for the Jersey Shore reunion/revival, many wish this is one show that wouldn’t be brought back.
14. American Idol (Revival)
Despite that only two years have passed since American Idol initially came to an end after 16 seasons, ABC decided it already needed to come back. ABC took over the singing competition series from Fox and cast Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan as the judges while keeping Ryan Seacrest as the host, and aside from a switch in networks and judges, not much will be different from the original series. ABC revived American Idol in an effort to compete with NBC’s popular singing competition series The Voice, but many thought American Idol had run its course long before it finally came to an end in April 2016 and it doesn’t seem there is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding this particular revival. The new American Idol premieres on Sunday, March 11 at 8/7c on ABC.