It should be no shocker here that basically everyone loves a good comeback — and a good TV show comeback just might be the best kind. With the success of revival shows such as Fuller House and Gilmore Girls last year, it’s no wonder nostalgia went wild during this year’s TV upfronts. You’ll be happy to hear that a lot of your childhood faves will be back on the small screen in no time at all. From The WB to Disney Channel, clearly every big network is realizing that a return to TV for any 90s/early 2000s classic program means major $$$.
So grab some popcorn and a blanket cause you’ll be glued to your TV once you find out what shows are starting back up again. Here are 23* television reboots/spin-offs that we can all look forward to watching soon!
1. That’s So Raven/Raven’s Home
A lot of us jumped for joy when Raven-Symoné announced last year that she would be returning to her Disney roots to revive That’s so Raven. We were even more excited once we found out that Raven Baxter’s BFF, Chelsea was coming back, too, played by Anneliese Van Der Pol. The show centers on Rave and Chels who are now single mothers raising their kids together (seems strangely similar to the premise of Fuller House but we’ll take it nonetheless). Raven’s son Booker inherits his mother’s psychic abilities and the house turns upside down — as it always did back in the day when Raven was a teen with premonitions. Raven’s Home will premiere on the Disney Channel on July 21st. I’m sure I’m not the only one with my calendar marked.
2. Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
Everyone’s favorite international thief and world traveler is returning not only to steal treasures from around the world, but she’s come back to steal our hearts as well. (Lol.) Carmen Sandiego will return as a Netflix original series and Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez will voice the villianess, along with Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard voicing Carmen’s friend and accomplice, Player.
Scrooge McDuck along with his three rambunctious grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are coming back to take us back to those crazy adventures that we all loved as little kids. Bobby Moynihan, Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi, and David Tennant will provide the voices of the characters as they go around the world to search for treasure. The reboot will first premiere as a one-hour TV movie on August 12, and then the series premiere will be on September 23rd on Disney XD.
4. Hey Arnold
I know what all 90s babies will be doing the weekend after Thanksgiving and, no, it won’t be Black Friday shopping. We’ll all be home watching Hey Arnold. Yes, after 10 long years the show will be back on Nickelodeon for a one hour TV movie. According to reports, we’ll finally learn what really happened to Arnold’s parents and see what the old gang is up to now. Rumor has it that lots of the old cast members will be returning to reprise their old characters, though the specifics have not yet been confirmed. The movie will premiere on November 23rd and hopefully, we can see a reboot series afterward.
5. Rocko’s Modern Life
Rocko and Heffer Wolfe are also coming back into our lives in the form of a TV movie titled Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. The movie will focus on Rocko and his friends coming back to Earth after being lost in space for almost 21 years (wow… has it really been that long?!). Not sure if he’ll return back his home, O-Town, or go back to working as an operator but we’re just hoping the wallaby is the same crazy kid in the future as he was in the 90s. We’re sadly going to have to wait to 2018 to see this one but it’s for sure a go.
6. The Magic School Bus
I’m sure a lot of us live by the mantra of “Take chances, make mistakes and get messy.” If you do, then you’ll be excited to know that Netflix is officially bringing back The Magic School Bus. It’s official name will be The Magic School Bus 360 and Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon will voice Ms. Frizzle. So in the words of the red-headed teacher herself, “Seat belts everyone!” Not sure when it will be released, but the fact that it’s going to return is enough to leave me daydreaming about where that big yellow bus is going to explore next.
7. The Mickey Mouse Club
The show that’s responsible creating the careers of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears , Ryan Gosling, and Christina Aguilera is making a comeback…but in a very unfamiliar form. Facebook will be live streaming the episodes starting later this fall. The show is getting a brand-spanking-new look and it will be called Club Mickey Mouse. As if we needed another reason to sit on Facebook all day.
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the geniuses behind the Doctor Who and Sherlock have come together to revive yet another iconic character: Dracula. The oldest vampire is based off Bram Stroker‘s novel about a blood sucking creature residing in Transylvania, who moves to London to find new victims to leach of off. Moffat and Gatiss are teaming up Hartswood Films to produce the show but there’s no word on what network is going to pick it up, but rumors have been circulating that PBS is interested considering the success of Sherlock.
9. Living Single
During a taping of Watch What Happens Live!, Queen Latifah stopped by and revealed that she’s producing a reboot of the 90s hit television show Living Single. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, the series focuses on five single friends living in a brownstone in Brooklyn New York, trying to navigate through their successful jobs all while ~living single~ and trying to find love. QL stated, “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.” We can only cross our fingers.
Black-ish is getting a spin-off, people! The spin-off will focus on Yara Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson going off to college. College-ish is the title and it’s set to premiere on Freeform. The new show will follow Zoey as she embarks this new chapter in her life. “Liberal Arts” which aired on May 3rd was the backdoor pilot for the new series. The show is set to debut early next year.
Lifetime has decided to revive the popular 80s film and TV show starring Debbie Allen. The OG version centered around a group of high school performing students expressing themselves and dreaming about becoming entertainers. Lifetime’s version will focus on adults struggling to balance their pressure of life at their performing arts colleges with the trials of their everyday lives. So You Think You Can Dance‘s Nigel Lythgoe is the executive producer for the series, while Gossip Girl‘s Josh Safran will write it.
12. Sister Sister
Tia Mowry confirmed to Nylon that her and her sister, Tamera Mowry are working hard to bring back this classic 90s sitcom. Mowry has stated that it’s taking longer than expected but they are, in fact, working on making it a reality.
13. Step Up
A favorite dance film has been picked up as a streamable TV show set to be hosted on YouTube. Singer Ne-Yo and former Glee star Niya Rivera have both signed on to star on the drama along side Faizon Love. YouTube announced their plan to bring the film to the small screen last June and it’s currently in production. Step-Up: High Water will be a 10-episode series and you’ve gotta sign up for YouTube Red’s subscription service before this fall to view it.
14. Foxy Brown
The 1974 film Foxy Brown, that starred the iconic Pam Grier, is set to come back with actress Megan Good taking Pam’s spot. The film followed Grier as she sought revenge on a drug dealer who kills her boyfriend. The series will be available on Hulu, but there’s no word when production will start or when it’s set to air. Guess we must patiently wait.
15. Gossip Girl
Even though the series ended in 2012, the show’s popularity still has people talking about. The show launched to careers of many including Blake Lively, the creators are already talking about a possible reboot and Lively has stated that she’s “open to it.” Despite Josh Schwartz telling E! News back in July 2016 that “We haven’t really thought about it,” there’s still hope. He later said, “I would do it, why not? I got Jessica Szohr and Chace Crawford [in]. I don’t know what the rest are up to, but I’d be down. Why not?” Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
16. The Vampire Chronicles
If you’re obsessed with Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, then you’ll be excited to know that The Vampire Chronicles is in the works to become the next big thing. While it started as a 12-part book series that came to the big screen, Universal renewed the rights to possibly turn it to a television series. No word on what network it’ll be on or when it’s set to premiere but with TVD off air there is a vampire-shaped hole in our hearts that needs to be filled.
17. The Vampire Diaries/The Originals
That said, we might not need The Vampire Chronicles to fill the loss of TVD because creator, Julie Plec said there might be another spin-off show in the works. While the show’s first spin-off The Originals has been super successful thus far, Julie’s got more to the story for The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline Forbes (played by Candice Accola) and she said it might not make sense to include it in the Joseph Morgan CW show. “We do have crossover elements in the upcoming season of The Originals that’s about to start airing,” Julie said to The Hollywood Reporter. “It all brings it back to what I see as a future for either The Originals or another piece of the franchise to launch off of the end of The Originals.” While it seems fairly certain that Nina Dobrev would never reprise her role, it’s exciting to think which of our fave characters would be down to make an apperance.
18. The X-Files
This will come as great news for Sci-fi lovers because The X-Files is returning to Fox this fall with 10 episodes! The network hasn’t announced what the plot for this new season will be, but production is said to have already begun. David Madden, Fox’s President stated “Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators — these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide.” Set your DVR’s this fall!
YYYAAAASSSS. A reboot of the show with our favorite sister-witches is currently in the works at The CW. The Charmed Ones are said to come back to fight demons… but with a twist. Instead of the show being set in present-day, writers are going with a Stranger Things vibe and setting it in the 1970s. Considering time-travel episodes were always the best ones in Charmed I feel pretty confident saying this is gonna rock. There’s not too much more info out there except that Rose McGowan from the OG series posted a photo of the OG version with the caption “Irreplaceable.” A sly dig? Or just paying homage to where the idea came from? That’s for you to decide.
20. American Idol
The show JUST ended but it’s set to revive after less than a year since it wrapped. Apparently Fox is not interested, so the singing competition show has been pitched to other networks such as NBC. Reports say they are highly considering adding the show to its lineup, but nothing is confirmed.
The beloved 1960s fantasy sitcom Bewitched is returning to NBC! The show will focus on the OG character, Samantha Stephen’s granddaugher, Daphne, who’s not only magical, but on the hunt for love. Deadline confirmed the revival and stated, “Daphne is a ‘single twentysomething witch who has always used her magical powers to conjure herself the perfect life.'” Using magic for personal gain? Charmed fans know that’s not the way! There’s no word on when the show will premiere but we’re pumped.
22. The Jersey Shore
YEP! It’s happening. It was literally just confirmed this weekend that the Jersey Shore cast had reunited and begun filming. Mike “The Situation” confirmed the show was back on Instagram and it’s safe to say after five years, we’re pumped.
23. Teen Wolf
First they took Vampire Diaries, then Pretty Little Liars came to a close and fans are now bracing themselves for Part B of Teen Wolf‘s final season… or not! The president of MTV recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Teen Wolf had more in store, just with different characters. “These characters and these stories have hit a peak,” Chris McCarthy mentioned. “We are talking with [Jeff Davis] about how do we actually keep that franchise alive. And the beauty of the evolution of media is you can see the series going on through a series of podcasts and then see a resurrection of a new class in a couple years.” While Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Posey and the rest of the gang won’t be the ones center-stage, reports claim it’s possible some OG cast members will come back for cameos. Chris said the new concept will probably start brewing a year after this version of TW‘s finale and perhaps a podcast will help tide fans over. WE CAN’T WAIT.