TV reboots in the works

Everything is old is new again — and again and again. Whether it’s the return of hit sitcoms like Will & Grace and Roseanne or TV reboots of movies like The Karate Kid and Behind Enemy Lines, recycling continues to be the hottest trend in Hollywood. Here are 13 revivals currently in the works and (possibly) coming to a screen near you in the next couple of years.

‘The Karate Kid’

Original release: 1984
Reboot status: YouTube Red recently announced a 10-episode series called Cobra Kai, which will take place 30 years after the original film. Stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will reprise their roles as Daniel and Johnny, respectively. The series is slated to premiere in 2018.
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‘Miami Vice’

Original run: 1984-1990, NBC
Reboot status: The ’80s drama following two undercover detectives (Don Johnson, Phillip Michael Thomas) was a smash hit for NBC. Now Vin Diesel’s production company is spearheading an NBC reboot, which is in development for the 2018-2019 television season.
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‘Will & Grace’

Original run: 1998-2006, NBC
Reboot status: The revival of the long-running Must-See TV comedy, which started with a mini-episode about the 2016 election, premieres Sept. 28 on NBC and has already been renewed for a second season.
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‘American Idol’

Original run: 2002-2016, Fox
Reboot status: Though the mega-successful singing competition just went off the air a year ago, ABC announced this past May that they would be reviving the show for a 2018 release. Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to return as the host, with Katy Perry joining as one of the judges.
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Original run: 1987-1990, syndication
Reboot status: The new season — starring David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck — will premiere Aug. 12 on Disney XD.
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Original run: 1975-1976, CBS
Reboot status: CBS recruited Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore to head up this reboot of the ’70s cop drama, which will premiere Nov. 2 at 10 p.m.
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‘The Dark Crystal’

Original release: 1982
Reboot status: The 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal will return in the form of a 10-episode series on Netflix. Announced on May 18, the series will be titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and a specific air date has yet to be announced.
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‘Teen Wolf’

Original film release: 1985
Original series run: 2011-2017, MTV
Reboot status: Although the premiere of Teen Wolf‘s final season just aired on July 30, showrunner Jeff Davis plans to continue the show in the form of podcasts. Eventually he intends to reboot the show entirely with a new cast and story but promises to wait at least a year after this season finale before producing a revival.
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‘Behind Enemy Lines’

Original release: 2001
Reboot status: Fox announced in January that it’s developing a TV series based loosely on the 2001 movie starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. In March, Nestor Carbonell (Bates Motel) joined the pilot cast, alongside Marg Helgenberger and Colm Feore.
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Original run: 1988-1997, ABC
Reboot status: ABC announced the return of the Connor clan, via an eight-episode run featuring the original cast, at their upfront presentation in May. Production will begin in October, and the series is expected to return in 2018.
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Original run: 2004-2006, HBO
Reboot status: Fans have been teased with news of a potential revival for this critically adored, foul-mouthed western since August 2015. It seems that the two-hour Deadwood movie is inching closer to reality: In July, an HBO exec revealed that creator David Milch had turned in a “terrific” script — but filming has yet to commence.
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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’

Original run: 1993-1996, Nickelodeon
Reboot status: The original cast members will reunite for a one-hour TV special called Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. A first look was released at San Diego Comic-Con, and the episode is scheduled to air sometime in 2018.
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‘Lost in Space’

Original run: 1965-1968, CBS
Reboot status: A new version of the ’60s series will return with 10 episodes — and more potential danger for Will Robinson and his family — on Netflix sometime in 2018.
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