It's Exactly the Right Time for The Twilight Zone Revival

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To start with, the platform. CBS All Entry has demonstrated a willingness to buck conventional broadcast requirements because it’s streaming. Christine Baranski says f—okay on The Good Struggle. There was even an eff bomb in area on Star Trek: Discovery, the franchise’s first. Assume how loopy The Twilight Zone might get with out the shackles of broadcast TV, from content material to particular results. Star Trek: Discovery is beautiful to take a look at. Yeah, we’ve got Black Mirror on Netflix now, however that has a decidedly technological slant.

Then there’s the expertise. Peele shocked audiences and critics alike together with his heralded Get Out. He reinvented horror and political commentary in a single fell swoop. Then there’s Ramirez. Positive, Marvel’s The Defenders and season two of Daredevil weren’t precisely the best items of TV, however these have been different individuals’s toys. Ramirez is a veteran playwright and different credit embrace Orange Is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy and Da Vinci’s Demons. That is simply the behind-the-scenes expertise. The Twilight Zone has all the time had the power to draw A-record expertise and assist catapult rising expertise to new stratospheres. The unique collection featured Leonard Nimoy, Carol Burnett, Cloris Leachman, Mickey Rooney and William Shatner. The 1985 model featured the likes of Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. UPN’s revival had stars Jason Alexander, Amber Tamblyn, Portia De Rossi and Penn Badgley.

Viewers are prepared and already embracing the kinds of tales The Twilight Zone would inform. Once more, simply take a look at the success of Emmy-profitable Black Mirror. The state of the world, from the shift in dialogue about sexual assault to the political local weather, there’s loads of fodder for writers to deal with. Deliver on the unusual dimension!

See the standing of different remakes and revivals now.

Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral

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WHAT: Mindy Kaling is reportedly government producing an anthology model of the beloved movie that starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. The collection would comply with a gaggle of buddies and the 5 occasions—4 weddings and a funeral.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It is nonetheless in early improvement, so no.

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WHAT: CBS boss Les Moonves stated a revival was being readied for CBS All Entry, the streaming platform house to Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Battle. Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez are reportedly behind it.




WHAT: Bryan Fuller‘s tackle serial killer Hannibal Lecter was acclaimed, however solely lasted three seasons. Speak of shifting it to a different community, giving it a film, and so forth. floated round after the collection finale, however by no means materialized. Now there’s some hope. Fuller responded to a fan who requested the state of the property. “Conversations could not begin till 2 years after the ultimate airing of season three. @neoprod has began these conversations. This takes time,” he tweeted.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, the talks are simply starting.

King of the Hill


WHAT: Fox boss Dana Walden advised reporters she had a gathering with present producers Mike Decide and Greg Daniels about bringing again Hank, Peggy, Bobby and the remainder of the King of the Hill gang. “We’ve had preliminary conversations with Greg and Mike and I want to discover that,” she stated. “We had a really preliminary dialog given what is going on on within the nation I feel that they had a viewpoint about how these characters would reply. Once more, it was one assembly and I might hope to revisit it.”

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, it is simply within the early levels.

Kelsey Grammer, Fraiser


WHAT: NBC boss Robert Greenblatt admitted he is had talks about bringing again iconic exhibits like The Workplace, 30 Rock and sure, Frasier. “I’ve had conversations with [exec producer] David Lee about [Frasier],” Greenblatt advised TVLine. “Frasier can be nice. I might like to [bring back] Frasier. We put out feelers about [it] through the years. However I do not assume there’s any actual curiosity. I feel everybody’s moved on.”

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Nope. In all probability by no means. However then once more…

The Munsters

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WHAT: NBC is taking a look at bringing The Munsters again, however with a Brooklyn-twist. Herman, Lily and the remainder of the Munsters can be making an attempt to slot in in New York Metropolis’s hipster haven. Odd Mother Out‘s Jill Kragman and Seth Meyers are behind the brand new venture.


The L Word, LGBT TV History


WHAT: Showtime has enlisted The L Phrase creator Ilene Chaiken and unique stars Jennifer Beals, Kate Moenig and Leisha Hailey for a proposed sequel collection, which might introduce followers to a brand new group of lesbians dwelling and loving in West Hollywood.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, it is nonetheless in improvement.

Will and Grace, Will & Grace


WHAT: A revival of the Emmy-profitable collection starring Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The brand new batch of episodes premiere on Thursdays, fall 2017 on NBC.

SWAT, S.W.A.T., Shemar Moore


WHAT? Shemar Moore stars within the collection in new collection impressed by the 1975 TV collection and 2003 film of the identical identify.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? This fall on CBS

One Day at a Time

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WHAT: A contemporary-day reboot of the basic Norman Lear sitcom.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Season one is now streaming on Netflix, season two is within the works.

Carmen Sandiego


WHAT: A reboot of the basic youngsters present with Gina Rodriguez voicing the brand new Carmen Sandiego.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not till 2019, nevertheless it’s coming!



WHAT: The CW has up to date the basic Nineteen Eighties primetime cleaning soap with The OC‘s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Fall 2017 on The CW!

Jessica Alba, Sin City

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WHAT: The Frank Miller comedian collection is within the works as a TV collection with The Strolling Lifeless veteran Glen Mazzara, Len Wiseman and Stephen L’Heureux.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, it is nonetheless in improvement.

Roseanne, ABC Upfronts 2017


WHAT: The unique forged of Roseanne will reunite for an eight-episode midseason run on ABC. “The Conners’ joys and struggles are as related—and hilarious—in the present day as they have been then, and there is actually nobody higher to touch upon our trendy America than Roseanne,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Leisure, stated in a press release when the revival was introduced.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Midseason on ABC!

Dear White People


WHAT: A continuation of the story began within the 2014 film of the identical identify with author Justin Simien and a number of other of the film’s stars on board.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Season one is now streaming on Netflix.

Xena, the Warrior Princess

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WHAT: A reboot of the fan-favourite syndicated motion collection starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor. Misplaced veteran Javier Grillo-Marxuach was engaged on the script for NBC, however introduced he was off the undertaking in April 2017. Then NBC boss Jennifer Salke informed The Hollywood Reporter the undertaking was lifeless. “Nothing is occurring on that proper now. We checked out some materials; we determined at that time that it did not warrant the reboot,” Salke stated. “I might by no means say by no means on that one as a result of it is such a beloved title, however the present incarnation of it’s lifeless.”


Dirty Dancing


WHAT: A TV film remake of the basic flick of the identical identify with Abigail Breslin taking over the position of Child.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The film premiered Might 24, 2017 on ABC.

Get Shorty


WHAT: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd are star within the Epix collection based mostly on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Peep the trailer now.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The Epix collection premieres August thirteen.

Rocko's Modern Life


WHAT: Nickelodeon is reviving the basic cartoon for a one-hour film with the present’s creator again on board.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, however quickly!

The Exorcist, Geena Davis


WHAT: Fox ordered a modernized “reinvention” of The Exorcist, based mostly on William Blatty‘s 1971 ebook. It’s going to be a “serialized psychological thriller following two very totally different males tackling one household’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.” The primary season introduced Geena Davis again to TV.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Fox ordered a second season of the collection.



WHAT: X-Males‘s Lucas Until stars as a younger Angus MacGyver as he learns all these drawback fixing expertise. You understand, like fixing stuff with a bit of gum and thumbtack. James Wan, Henry Winkler and R. Scott Gemmill are government producers and George Eads additionally stars.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? MacGyver is again in motion for a second season on CBS.

Snatch, Rupert Grint


WHAT: Rupert Grint, Ed Westwick and Dougary Scott are enjoying new characters within the Crackle present based mostly on Man Ritchie‘s flick.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The collection premiered on Crackle in March 2017.

Lethal Weapon


WHAT: Riggs and Murtaugh journey once more! Fox ordered a TV model of the Danny Glover and Mel Gibson franchise of flicks about mismatched police companions. Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford star.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Deadly Weapon was renewed for a second season on Fox.

Training Day


WHAT: This collection was set 15 years after the Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke film of the identical identify. Movie director Antoine Fuqua served as director and government producer with Invoice Paxton and Justin Cornwell as the brand new detectives.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? On CBS All Entry. The community canceled the collection after one season following low scores and the passing of Paxton.


The CW

WHAT: The CW’s drama was principally the plot of the film, however instead of Jim Caviezel there’s Peyton Listing. Lifeless dad communicates with alive daughter by way of CB radio, with the previous altering the longer term.

CAN YOU WATCH? You may, nevertheless it’s canceled already.

The Departed, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon

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WHAT: A spin on the Oscar-profitable film of the identical, the TV model is about in Chicago with warring drug gangs as an alternative of Boston.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, it is simply within the works now.



WHAT: Amazon has ordered 4 thirteen-episode seasons of a reinvention of the basic 50-yr-previous collection.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Yep, take a look at Amazon Prime.

Prison Break


WHAT: A revival of the fan-favourite drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell that takes place after the occasions of the present.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Bust out of jail midseason on Fox.

Fuller House, Full House


WHAT: A Full Home continuation collection about DJ Tanner, sister Stephanie and greatest pal Kimmy Gibbler. The whole forged, except for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, appeared within the first season of the Netflix collection.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? You guess! Season three will debut later in 2017.



WHAT: Netflix has a brand new animated model of your favourite cartoon about robotic lions operated by pilots that mix to turn into an enormous robotic, Voltron!

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Two seasons are at present streaming on Netflix.

The Girlfriend Experience


WHAT: The unique drama adopted a excessive-class name woman who specialised in…The Girlfriend Expertise. Steven Soderbergh, who was behind the flick, can also be behind the Starz collection.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Sure, on Starz. Riley Keough starred in it.


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WHAT: A remake of the John Sweet film with Mike Epps within the title position.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? After sitting on ABC’s shelf for months, the brand new Uncle Buck debuts on Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m.

Roots, Forest Whitaker, Malachi Kirby

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WHAT: A remake of the basic miniseries based mostly on Alex Haley‘s e-book that is airing throughout a number of channels together with Historical past and A&E. Forged consists of Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Matthew Goode, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose and lots of extra.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The remake premiered on Might 30, 2016.

Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls Revival


WHAT: 4 ninety-minute films on Netflix reunited the forged of the beloved present.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The return of Gilmore Women dropped in November 2016 and is now streaming on Netflix.

Rapunzel, Flynn, Tangled


WHAT: A sequel collection to the 2010 film about Rapunzel starring Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore—they will each be again as nicely.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It is occurring on Disney Channel in 2017.

The X-Files, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson


WHAT: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny returned to the world of paranormal conspiracies for six episodes on Fox.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? All six episodes of the primary batch got here and went, however Fox introduced Mulder and Scully will return in 2018 for 10 new episodes.

Twin Peaks, Kyle MacLachlan


WHAT: A continuation of David Lynch‘s collection 25 years later, however this time on Showtime.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Twin Peaks is airing on Showtime over the summer time of 2017.



WHAT: NBC ordered on a prequel collection to Taken, nevertheless it’s in trendy occasions starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals. No flip telephone for Bryan Mills.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Premiere date not but set, nevertheless it’s coming to NBC.

The Lion Guard

Disney Junior

WHAT: A brand new cartoon that includes the son of Simba and Nala of The Lion King.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Positive can.

Rocky Horror Picture Show


WHAT: A TV film remake of the basic flick, however this time Laverne Cox is enjoying Tim Curry‘s Dr. Frank N Futter.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The film premieres this fall on Fox.

School of Rock


WHAT: Nickelodeon ordered a TV present based mostly on the Jack Black film and on the similar time there is a Broadway has a musical based mostly on the Jack Black film. There’s plenty of methods to see Faculty of Rock.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The primary episode premiered in March 2016 on Nick.

Samurai Jack

Grownup Swim

WHAT: Revival of the Cartoon Community collection of the identical identify.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It is occurring on Grownup Swim in 2016. Be ready.

Hey Arnold


WHAT: A TV film persevering with the story of the soccer head that may tie up lose ends and probably set the stage for extra.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, nevertheless it’s coming.


Disney XD

WHAT: A brand new cartoon collection on Disney XD based mostly on the unique cartoon about Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Louie and Dewey.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, nevertheless it’s coming.

The Magic School Bus 360°

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WHAT: A brand new animated collection based mostly on the books that spawned the unique present.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not but, nevertheless it’s coming to Netflix.

Star Trek: Discovery


WHAT: A brand new collection launching on CBS a few, you guessed it, star ship and its crew. The present, which stars Sonequa Martin-Inexperienced, will then transfer to CBS All Entry.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Coming fall 2017 to CBS All Entry.

Rush Hour


WHAT: A TV remake of the Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan buddy cop comedy films for CBS.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? You possibly can, however lots of you did not. It has been canceled already.

The Tick, Patrick Warburton, Superhero Costumes on TV


WHAT: A revival of the Patrick Warburton collection a few hapless superhero. The Tick was initially a comic book e-book earlier than turning into a cartoon after which later a brief-lived Fox stay-motion collection starring Warburton. Peter Serafinowicz stars.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Season one premieres August 25, 2017.

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