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The TV Shows Today’s TV Stars Want To Resurrect

BuzzFeed asked celebrities on the Emmys red carpet which gone-but-not-forgotten TV series they would bring back. Find out what Jeff Daniels, Taylor Schilling, Anna Faris, and more are longing for.

1. Jeff Daniels, Will McAvoy on The Newsroom

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BBC

 

“I’d bring back Fawlty Towers… John Cleese, always been a fan. Fawlty Towers was just the art of comedy. It’s beautiful.”

2. Taylor Schilling, Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black

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ABC

 

“I would bring back Boy Meets World. Or The Wonder Years. I might bring back The Wonder Years. Or what about that show Once and Again with Sela Ward? That one! That’s the one.”

3. Gareth Neame, executive producer of Downton Abbey

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HBO

 

Entourage. I could do with another season of that.”

4. Freddie Highmore, Norman Bates on Bates Motel

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CBS

 

Twin Peaks. But then we’ve sort of got a little of that with Bates Motel. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

5. Danny Zuker, executive producer of Modern Family

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CBS

 

Twin Peaks.”

6. Sandrine Holt, Gillian Cole on House of Cards

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ABC

 

“I kind of liked Lost.”

7. John Benjamin Hickey, Sean Tolke on The Big C

CBS

 

The Dick Van Dyke Show. Greatest sitcom in the history of television. I loved it so much.”

8. David Marciano, Virgil on Homeland

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FX

 

The Shield.”

9. Bertram van Munster, co-creator of The Amazing Race

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ABC

 

Take the Money and Run.”

10. Carrie Brownstein, co-creator, writer, and star of Portlandia

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NBC

 

Freaks and Geeks.”

11. Dan Bucatinsky, James Novak on Scandal

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HBO

 

The Comeback.”

12. Judah Friedlander, Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock

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ABC

 

Six Million Dollar Man. With Lee Majors in it.”

13. Anna Faris, Christy on Mom

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NBC

 

“I’m a huge Golden Girls fan. I really am. I would watch it as a kid and it felt so comforting. The set design — it was like, I’m gonna move to Miami and live with three of my friends.

14. Samantha Bee, correspondent for The Daily Show

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NBC

 

Golden Girls. It’s so obvious.”

15. Jason Jones, correspondent for The Daily Show

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NBC

 

“I wanna bring back Knight Rider. David fucking Hasselhoff in current form, trying to wedge his big gut in.”

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