8 classic TV shows or movies getting a reboot in 2020
Being able to rewatch old tv shows on new a streaming platform is a gift. Of course, when we’ve crushed an entire series and are only left with credits and questions – usually the exact same ones that we had the first time we finished it – that gift feels an awful lot like a curse. We don’t know about you, but we get emotionally attached to characters, and often think about where and how their lives turn out after the screen goes black. This is why we actually don’t mind a television sequel, as long as it’s done with respect to the original. 2020 has been trash, but the nostalgia brand of content on Netflix and Disney + has been magnifique – and it’s only about to better! Here are 8 old tv shows that are getting a reboot or spinoff in 2020.
XOXO – Gossip Girl. Oh, the mems, the headbands, the unrealistic expectations of highschool! This show was probably our favourite in the golden age of CW teen dramas, but looking back, the side plots were absurd and problematic, the continuity issues were aplenty and the “twist” ending still has us way confused. This year, the show will get a second chance with a new cast, a new concept, and hopefully a new team of writers. Seriously, upon second viewing, the last episode makes absolutely no sense. We got played, guys.
Hold on to your diapies. The Rugrats are coming back, and our fingers are crossed that they do right by the original. There will always be a special place in our hearts for this ’90s gem and we wish for nothing but a new generation to fall in love with it for the same reasons we did. The 2020 version will kick off with a feature-length film and then continue into a 26-episode series that will feature new adventures with Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil, Susie, Dil and Kimi.
Alright, to say were skeptical would be an understatement. We don’t believe Clueless really should be touched or altered by anyone for any reason, but it’s out of our control. The show was confirmed last year and will (allegedly) follow Dionne as she struggles with drugs and the disappearance of her friend – 90’s showrunner, Cher. According to the Sun UK, the show has been described as “Riverdale meets Pretty Little Liars.” Ugh, as if.
Saved by the Bell
Saved By The Bell is a classic. The show touched on “tough to discuss” issues and actually did so pretty well. Beyond Zach – who we realize now was actually a total jerk, the cast of characters was relatable, well written, and fairly diverse. The new series will star Mario Lopez – who will reprise his original character and feature a ton of callbacks to the original show, but follow new students as they navigate Bayside High School.
The Proud Family
YES, YES, YES! Disney’s Proud Family was unlike anything else on at the time. It was real, deep, educational, inclusive, and relatable, but also managed to make us laugh. Voiced by the original cast, all characters will be back on screen and will no doubt make people fall in love all over again, while also diversifying the platform and encouraging acceptance.
HBO has picked up the Boondocks. We repeat. HBO has picked up the Boondocks. This Adult Swim classic is what a ton of us would watch after our parents went to bed, so we’re pretty stoked – now that we’re well over the maturity rating of 17+, that they’ve chosen to bring it back. This show had an original way of tackling issues of diversity, class, stereotypes. cultures and adulterated humour. If we remember the content correctly, we have no doubt that they’ll hold back talking about anything and everything, and honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’ll be honest, we didn’t watch a ton of Daria when it originally aired, so we’re not sure how the show ended or if it’s audience wants a reboot, but we’re getting one! The MTV animated series will follow Daria’s friend Jodie, who will be voiced by Black-ish star and living icon, Tracee Ellis Ross, and will explore themes of race, gender and privilege while bringing back that wicked sense of sarcastic humour fans fell in love with.
We’re actually deeply bothered by this because Grease is another classic that should be left alone, so we’re going to keep this short. HBO Max is rebooting Grease as a musical TV series set in the ’50s around the same time as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson ruled Rydell High. Why? We don’t know. But we do know, that if they mess this up, they’re going to get a very wordy letter from yours truly.
So there you have it. Are you excited for any of these tv shows to get a reboot or spinoff in 2020, Canada? Are you morally against them breathing new life back into old classics? Let us know!