ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon
ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon
Kids of the '90s, your prayers have been answered. We are officially getting a sequel to Boy Meets World, and original castmembers Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have signed on to return. How many animal sacrifices to the TV gods did it take to make that happen? Probably more than we want to know.
Since we know we have the power to reboot and reunite casts from our favorite childhood shows, we thought we better get started on which series to bring back next. Here, we spitball five great shows from the '90s that we would love to see get the sequel treatment:
Full House: Funny characters with catchphrases and a life lesson at the end of every episode? Television might need a shot of wholesome family fun to help cure nausea from shows such as Two and a Half Men, The Bachelor and Repo Games (although we do love Repo Games). We already know that the cast isn't against gathering in one spot together (minus Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, of course) so maybe the next step is a made-for-TV movie about the Tanner family's status in 2013?
Clarissa Explains It All: The world is a crazy and confusing place, so when we lost the show that helped explain everything, we lost the light that shines through the darkness of uncertainty. Also, we just want Melissa Joan Hart to reclaim her '90s throne. James Van Der Beek is totally doing that right now, and wouldn't you know it, he was a recurring character on Clarissa Explains It All. And the very least we need Salem, the talking cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch to come back.
Home Improvement: Was there any greater discussion during lunch than which Jonathan Taylor Thomas poster from Bop magazine looks best in your locker? Tim Allen may be back with Last Man Standing on ABC, but it's not the same without sidekick Al Borland (Richard Karn), Tim's wife (Patricia Richardson) and the three boys. Bringing back all three boys with three names—Thomas, Zachery Ty Bryan and Taran Noah Smith—would surely be big enough to stop the end of the world, which is supposedly coming next month.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Now this is a story all about how...oh, you know the whole song by heart, right? (Finish the theme song, we'll wait). That's all the proof you need to bring back this '90s gem. The star of Fresh Prince, Will Smith, never found his footing in show business, so why wouldn't he come back to Bel-Air to hang with Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro)? Fine, Will Smith is one of the biggest stars on the planet, but if we can get the rest of the cast on board, we bet Smith would pop back in for a one-hour reunion special.
Freaks and Geeks: This cast might be the hardest to get back together, considering that a huge chunk of them are big, big stars now doing big, big movies with big, big roles (James Franco, Seth Rogen, etc.) However, most of them always speak fondly about this underrated series from masterminds Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, so it's not a far stretch to bring back the cast in a sequel about their children attending high school. At least for one of two episodes, because after all, Freaks and Geeks was all about the kids' experiences.
Your turn! Which shows and/or casts from your past are you dying to see come back?