Here Are All the TV Shows Being Rebooted and Revived in 2016

For every Mad Max: Fury Road, there’s a Jem and the Holograms. Reboots can be a hard to get right. Adhere too closely to the source material and you risk being unoriginal. Stray too far and you’ll alienate your fans. Here’s everything that TV plans to revive (and maybe ruin) in 2016.

Gilmore Girls
The fast-talking, pop culture drenched Gilmore Girls will return on Netflix this year with four new, 90 minute episodes.Finally, the show will be getting the ending it deserves (we'll just keep pretending season 7 never happened). The whole main cast return return including Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Kelly Bishop (Emily), and Scott Patterson (Luke). Unfortunately, the show will be missing Edward Herrmann (Richard Gilmore) who passed away in 2014. Check out here for everything you need to know about the revival.
The Powerpuff Girls

The news of a Powerpuff Girl reboot is sugar, spice and everything nice (and a little bit of Chemical X). A new series of the Emmy award winning cartoon will be back this year. In 2014, Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles reunited for TV special (guest starring Ringo Starr of all people), which prompted Cartoon Network to commission a full series revival. Adventure Time animator Nick Jennings will serve as executive producer and Cartoon Network has already cast the voice actors for their new Powerpuff Girls.

Full House
Netflix's Full House revival (titled Fuller House) is scheduled to be released February 26th. The show is centered on a grown up D.J. Tanner (now D.J. Fuller) who enlists the help of her younger sister, Stephanie, and best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, to help raise her children after the sudden passing of her husband. The show will feature the return of the entire main cast, with the exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

In 2015, TV Line reported that Will Smith was planning on reviving the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the show that helped launch his acting career. Smith will serve as producer and his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, is still hammering out all the details. Personally, we'd love to see a series where Will Smith's spoiled, Carlton-esque son (played by Jaden Smith of course) is sent to live with his family in West Philadelphia.

The X-Files
The six episode miniseries aired on Fox on January 24th. While the first episode received mixed reviews, the series has since re-found its groove. The revival almost didn't happen though as Gillian Anderson was initially only offered half as much money as her male co-star David Duchovny. The studio relented though and both actors are being paid equally.
Prison Break

After appearing on The Flash, Prison Break co-stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcel teamed up on DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Recently, the pair have announced that a new season of Prison Break is in the works. Miller and Purcel are both expected to return as is series creator Paul Scheuring. The new series is somewhere in between a pure reboot and a straight sequel. The show will take place after season four, but ignore the straight to video movie. “I would describe it as a bit of a sequel,” Fox CEO Dana Walden explained to The Wrap, “It picks up with the characters several years after we left them in the show."

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Xena: Warrior Princess

Last year, NBC announced that it was planning on rebooting Xena: Warrior Princess. Actress Lucy Lawless will be involved in some capacity, but probably won't play the titular character. NBC is believed to be exploring a modern interpretation of the warrior princess inspired by Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Described as “the gnarliest, most over-the-top gorefest that’s ever made it past broadcast censors,” MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch will return to television this year. The claymation classic pitted Hollywood's rich and famous against each other in a battles of life and death. In 2016, we'll get a chance to see MTV settle some of our favorite Twitter feuds in the ring.
The original Roots miniseries was a cultural phenomenon, winning 9 Emmy Awards and earning 37 total nominations. This year, A&E plans to revive the 1977 miniseries. The reboot will star Laurence Fishburne and Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
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The Magic School Bus
In 2014, Netflix announced a partnership with Scholastic Media and started development on a new series of the Emmy Award winning educational program, The Magic School Bus. The reboot, titled The Magic School Bus 360, is scheduled to be released in 2016 and will explore modern technology including robotics, wearables, and camera technology. Much like the original series, The Magic School Bus 360 hopes to educate, inspire, and motivate children to learn more about the scientific process.