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Must (RE) See TV! 5 Shows That Need To Be Revived Now!

In an age of reboots and revivals, some of our favorite shows from the past are coming back to pick up where they left off. We as fans are super excited about our favorite characters returning to continue their adventures, but some that we wish would return have been left out. Here are some shows that need to be revived now.

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1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer met critical acclaim from both critics and fans throughout its lengthy run on WB and eventually CW. Since the shows end, it has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. For seven years, we followed Buffy Summers and her "Scooby Gang" as they battled vampires, demons, and even gods, giving us action, emotion, and comedy along the way. Members of the Buffyverse have been begging for a return to Sunnydale after the emotional, action-packed series finale in 2003. An eighth season came to life by way of a comic book series, but it's just not the same as watching it on the small screen. The reason we want this back is simply our affection for Buffy and the rest of the gang. It is a show that we probably want to never end.

2. Friends (1994 - 2004)

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In 1994, the world fell in love with Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe - a group of 20-somethings getting by in life and love in New York City. In the years following the shows 2004 finale, fans have constantly wondered: what are the friends up to now? How is suburban life for Chandler, Monica and the twins? Did Ross and Rachel take another break? Is Phoebe still singing smelly cat in Central Perk? Has Joey finally moved on from sandwiches? While the cast has openly expressed very little interest in a return to their beloved characters, fans continue to hope for one epic reunion episode.

3. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990 - 1996)

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"In West Philadelphia, born and raised..." - you know the rest. Bringing this show back would be a collective triumph for everyone who enjoyed the six seasons of Will Smiths mega-hit show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". 21years later we still love to sing the theme song, dance along with Charlton and make fun of Uncle Phil just like Will did. Rumors of a reunion started back in 2015 and fans have been awaiting a confirmation of a trip back to Bel Air. However, those rumors have been shot down by the former cast members and tensions among some of them seem to be a contributing factor. James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, sadly passed away but is not forgotten and we would love to see how Will and the Banks family have coped with the loss of a beloved actor and character.

4. My So-Called Life (1994-1995)

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My So-Called Life was only on for 1 season and 19 episodes but managed to garner critical acclaim and be considered on of the greatest TV dramas of all time. The show was praised for its portrayal of teenage adolescence and dealt with major social issues like child abuse, school violence, and drug abuse. Unfortunately, the show failed to reach the young audience it aimed for as it came out before the youth programming explosion. The cast also became overwhelmed balancing school and being on set which led to the cancellation of the show. The finale left us all with a cliffhanger that was never resolved, which seems unfair for a show that was so coveted. Maybe now with a newly captured audience and a matured cast, the show can get a much deserved second breath.

5. Firefly (2002 - 2003)

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Firefly is another one of those shows that were short-lived (only 14 episodes), but fan support has kept the essence of this Joss Whedon creation alive. We got a little taste of a revival when the show was continued with the 2005 release of Serenity in theaters. The Franchise has expanded into comics and video games but no news of a complete television revival has surfaced. With such a strong cult following, and with TV show revivals a thing now, I think it's about time we continue following the adventures of the crew of the Firefly-Class spaceship Serenity.

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