What Would You Want to Come Back?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by tharpdevenport, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    Even though we've had our share of shows come back from cancellation years after they were gone (examples: "Futurama" and "Due South"), it seems recently the fad to bring back long-gone shows has increased, with more "talks" happening to bring back others.

    We've had "The X-Files", "Roseanne", "Murphy Brown" and "Red Dwarf" come back (for example). And others are rumored to be on the way.

    What shows would you like to see come back? I'll accept SF&F in this thread, so two threads are not in order.

    Now, some ground rules: obviously we are talking about shows where some portion of the case is still alive; shows, for a random example, fifty years or older are no good.

    And the show should have a reason for coming back (unresolved story lines, cliffhangers, etc.); not just back to have more of the same (though more of the same for fillers episodes is fine). Feel free to explain your idea for how it would work.

    And no spin-off's where you take one character and expand upon that for a new show.

    Having said that, some picks for me:

    "Profit" (1996)
    Jim profit was willing to do more than simply step on a few toes to get ahead. Cancelled after not even ten episodes, I read online from the producers where they intended to take the character -- and it was quite ambitious for such a character.

    My idea: obviously time has passed and Jim is has advanced on from being the head of the company (obviously happening off screen) and has since entered politics. He has left his black-mailed assistant as the new head of the company to keep assets flowing and act in some capacity, but he still has his eyes on the prize...

    "Mysterious Ways"
    Also starring the same guy from above: Adrian Pasdar.

    Time has passed, Declan Dunn has grown weary and jaded from his hunt to find a real miracle, despite the things he has seen and become more of a recluse who has separated from his religious beliefs. Until Miranda shows up, having continued the hunt without him and having experienced her own personal miracle.

    I read online they wanted to make another season back then, but with the production costs being high and the move to Vancouver suggested, the cast wasn't interested, so there weren't a third season.

    I'll think of more later. Obviously my wants are not going to be everybody else's.
  2. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    I would like one more season of DEXTER to give it a better ending.

    And NORTHERN EXPOSURE, just to check in on the characters after all these years. And, yes, I would want Rob Morrow to return as Joel. The show was never the same without him.
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  3. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    ^Sorry, but four shit seasons of Dexter were more than enough.

    I have been saying it since 2015 but we need back Boston Legal. There are just too many Obama, Trump political jokes to do. Yes Trump jokes are old and run dry but Denny and Alan can make them work. I think it would be perfect right now.

    That's my main one. I'd like Stargate to come back just because it still works, maybe have the gate become public. I'd like Legend of Korra come back just to have her be happy in same sex relationship and piss off real life people. Fringe can come back and ignore the truly horrible season 5 and continue on.
  4. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 19, 2001
    In the back of beyond
    I'd like to see more Stitchers or for it to at least get a decent finish. I wasn't ready for The Librarians to end either.
  5. TrickyDickie

    TrickyDickie Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 9, 2003
    In a painting, darkly.
    'Monday Mornings' and 'A. P. B.'....they deserved longer runs.

    Plenty of possibilities with shows from the 80s, but two I would like to see are:


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  6. Pondwater

    Pondwater Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 27, 2011
    The Backwoods
    King of the Hill.
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  7. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    Starbase 31
    Better Off Ted
    Space: Above and Beyond
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  8. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Agreed on that. I only saw it because it came on after nu-Dallas, but it was a really good show.

    I'd love an Orphan Black miniseries, as long as it's as good as the series was.

    There must have been more layers to that onion than could be shown in 50 episodes.
  9. Sophie74656

    Sophie74656 Commodore Commodore

    Aug 10, 2016
    New Jersey
    I really loved Dead Like Me and would love more of that
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  10. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    Obviously all with a new cast and proper updates:


    Ark II (1976-1977)



  11. Janeway’s Girl

    Janeway’s Girl Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 15, 2014
    Xena: Warrior Princess.

    A two hour movie (starring Lucy and Renee) where after a few years of travelling on her own, Gabrielle hears of a way to bring Xena back from the dead and sets out on her quest. I haven’t thought about how this would be accomplished but in the end Xena is alive and the two of them are married by Sappho.

    And another season of Everything Sucks!
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  12. Butters

    Butters Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2008
    The Northwest
    Tru Calling, pick up however many years later, and finish the series.

    Airwolf if at all possible, that would be more of the same, but we need less talking through our problems round the table and a bit more blow the shit out of the bad guys to a fuck yeah soundtrack type TV shows.

    Alien Nation. Some of the themes in that show could do to be aired a fresh.

    Blake’s 7. A continuation, immediately after the slaughter.

    The Lost Room. That was a mini series, but I thought it was a while series pilot, like the BSG mini. It left so much unsaid.

    Blackadder. A new series. Second World War maybe? Might end up being a bit Allo Allo, or Dads Army, or even Goodnight Sweetheart. Maybe a Victorian industrial setting. Could work anywhere really.

    Happy Days. Maybe not.

    Babylon 5 goes without saying. Continuation, new crew, occasional guests appearances.

    A new series of Spaced, Jam, Blackbooks, Friends, Scrubs and Terrahawks would also be lapped up in this household.
  13. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Wait a minute... Due South? I must be missing something. When has Due South come back? I've seen mention of this twice so far but I haven't heard word of a reboot. Are we talking about when it was saved from cancellation when CBS pulled the plug?
  14. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    Yeah. It changed filming locations, production company (as I recall), and it was over a year before it came back.
  15. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Ok, that's because it technically never left production here. When CBS decided to cancel it, CBC who they were partnered with decided to pick it up as a fully Canadian production, hence the drop in quality and different partner. But I think what we're seeing here is that it took awhile for that part of it to air in the U.S while it continued on as nothing happened here. For us, it technically was the same production. It might have taken a slightly bit longer as they were trying to figure things out after CBS pulled out, but it had never officially been cancelled north of the border.
  16. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    It was still a show cancelled strictly speaking and brought back.
  17. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    Sports Night would be great to come back.

    Also Wonderfalls. The main character could have the voices return after nt hearing them for 15 years since the show ended.)
  18. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Only in the sense that CBS pulled out of the co-production. They're the ones that announced it was cancelled, but it was never technically done so north of the border. They just carried on kindly. I remember the discussions and media after the second season and the focus in the Canadian media was that there was no doubt it was coming back, just that it might be a bit different following the change.

    Edit: Here's an article from 1995 from the LA Times that describes the situation:
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  19. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 18, 2007
    If we're talking shows I don't think should've been shut down... I'd say Firefly, Deadwood, & Lie to Me

    If we're talking long dead shows that maybe even ran their course, but people want them back for nostalgia (Like Rosanne or Murphy Brown... Bleh) I'd say Rescue Me, Mission Impossible, & maaaaybe Married With Children for a limited stretch
  20. gblews

    gblews Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 13, 2004
    So. Cal.
    Agree re: Fireffly and Space. I'll add Fringe and Enterpriese.
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