14 TV Shows That Netflix Needs To Reboot

Netflix reportedly will air new episodes of "Gilmore Girls." If the site is looking for some other classics to reboot, we've got a few suggestions.

News broke this week that Netflix is supposedly reviving "Gilmore Girls," the lovable series that ran from 2000 till 2007. We can't wait to see what the new episodes have in store.

And that got us thinking: There are a lot of other great shows from the past that could really use a Netflix do-over -- series that were cancelled after only one or two seasons, or cult TV hits that we simply can't get enough of.

So we decided to ask our editors and reporters what other shows they think Netflix should reboot. Here's what they had to say:

Kenan and Kel (1996-2000)
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There really should be a remake of "Kenan and Kel" ASAP! Positive, young and funny black males are almost non-existent on TV today. -- Amber Ferguson, politics video editor
The O.C. (2003-2007)
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Look at all the shows that launched because that angsty teen drama popularized the Orange County area. "Laguna Beach" (which led to "The Hills," a classic!) and "Real Housewives of Orange County" wouldn't have existed without "The O.C." Plus, people still love the characters from the show so much they refer to Adam Brody as Seth Cohen and Benjamin McKenzie as Ryan Atwood, respectively. -- Paige Lavender, assignment editor
Firefly (2002-2003)
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Do I have to be the first one to say "Firefly?" I'd love to see what could be done in 2015 with the show on a Netflix-sized budget and a proper series order! -- Chris McGonigal, photo editor
Recess (1997-2001)
I used to watch it every Saturday morning faithfully. It would be interesting to see how kids today interact in the age of social media, technology, etc. -- Phil Lewis, editorial fellow
Looking (2014-2015)
Haters gonna hate, but I firmly believe "Looking" didn't get a fair shake before it was prematurely canceled by HBO. I loved its quieter tone, which spoke to me more than any other gay-themed TV series did before. Netflix would be a much more appropriate home for a series that got absolutely no credit for portraying gay men as more complex than their white, waxed and chiseled stereotype, and featured storylines about PrEP and serodiscordant couples. #TeamRichie for life. -- Curtis M. Wong, senior gay voices editor
Static Shock (2000-2004)
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Please remake "Static Shock," one of the only cartoons with a black superhero lead that I could watch on Saturdays as a kid. The show also dealt with real-world issues, like bullying, school shootings and racism. -- Phil Lewis, editorial fellow
The West Wing (1999-2006)
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Please remake "The West Wing." Except just pick up where it left off. "The West Wing," Season 8: Streaming On Netflix Soon. -- Carina Kolodny, director of multimedia platforms
Taina (2001-2002)
Please remake "Taina." It was one of the first teen sitcoms to feature a Latino (Puerto Rican) family in a positive, non-stereotypical light. It was the first time I saw myself reflected in the mainstream media. It only lasted one season, but it'll live in my heart forever! -- Tanisha Ramirez, Latino voices editor
The Angry Beavers (1997-2001)
Because you can't have "Zombeavers" on Netflix and not "Angry Beavers." -- Tyler R. Kingkade, senior editor/reporter
Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
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Remake "Gossip Girl," because what is life without Chuck Bass and hearing him like every other episode say, "I'm Chuck Bass." P.S. Serena and Blair were the ultimate BFF goals. -- Shonitria Anthony, voices news editor
Rocko's Modern Life (1993-1996)
"Rocko's Modern Life" needs a remake. I was probably too young to appreciate most of its humor/weirdness. I just watched the opening credits again. WTF is going on there? Maybe I will never understand. -- Catharine Smith, business editor
Beast Wars: Transformers (1996-1999)
Please remake "Beast Wars!" It was the best incarnation ever of the Transformers saga. Optimus Prime was such a badass gorilla. -- Alexander C. Kaufman, business editor
Jericho (2006-2008)
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The premise showed a lot of promise: There's a nuclear attack on a number of U.S. cities and the residents of Jericho, Kansas, are left to deal with the aftermath. But then they cast Skeet Ulrich as the lead and invested like nothing in making the dialogue tolerable. (The only exception was the amazing Lennie James, who should be kept in a reboot.) I don't think they even finished the second season because it was so bad. But there were a lot of good ideas here! -- Kate Sheppard, senior reporter/energy and environment editor
The Greatest American Hero (1981-1983)
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Some superheroes are getting multiple reboots, while the greatest​ American superhero gets nothing. A clever reboot that plays on the themes of responsibility, power, and personal expectations, while treating the superhero genre with a mix of reality and humor would definitely be binge-worthy. The bar for incorporating special effects is also a lot lower now than it was in the early '80s. -- Victor Brand, standards editor

​This article initially included "Thundercats" as a candidate for a reboot. It actually got a short-lived reboot in 2011, so we've replaced it with "The Greatest American Hero." That being said, the nice thing about reboots is that you never have to stop with just one.