Twilight Zone, Rod Serling, Jordan Peele

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CBS All Access could be entering another dimension and cross over to The Twilight Zone once again and this time, the remake could (and should) stick.

The Twilight Zone is no stranger to remakes and revivals. The original series ran from 1959-1964. The first revival happened from 1985-1989, then there was CBS's Rod Serling's Lost Classics in 1994 and UPN gave us the last revival in 2002 with host Forest Whitaker. And here's where CBS All Access comes in. The streaming service is working on another revival with The Hollywood Reporter saying Jordan Peele of Key and Peele and Get Out fame producing from a script by The Defenders' Marco Ramirez. This Twilight Zone revival is poised to be a hit, for a number of reasons.

First of all, the platform. CBS All Access has demonstrated a willingness to buck traditional broadcast standards since it's streaming. Christine Baranski says f—k on The Good Fight. There was even an eff bomb in space on Star Trek: Discovery, the franchise's first. Think how crazy The Twilight Zone could get without the shackles of broadcast TV, from content to special effects. Star Trek: Discovery is gorgeous to look at. Yeah, we have Black Mirror on Netflix now, but that has a decidedly technological slant.

Then there's the talent. Peele shocked audiences and critics alike with his heralded Get Out. He reinvented horror and political commentary in one fell swoop. Then there's Ramirez. Sure, Marvel's The Defenders and season two of Daredevil weren't exactly the finest pieces of TV, but those were other people's toys. Ramirez is a veteran playwright and other credits include Orange Is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy and Da Vinci's Demons. That's just the behind-the-scenes talent. The Twilight Zone has always had the ability to attract A-list talent and help catapult emerging talent to new stratospheres. The original series featured Leonard Nimoy, Carol Burnett, Cloris Leachman, Mickey Rooney and William Shatner. The 1985 version 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 ready and already embracing the types of stories The Twilight Zone would tell. Again, just look at the success of Emmy-winning Black Mirror. The state of the world, from the shift in dialogue about sexual assault to the political climate, there's plenty of fodder for writers to tackle. Bring on the strange dimension!

See the status of other remakes and revivals now.

Kylie Bunbury

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WHAT: A remake of the landmark 1970s drama that starred Teresa Graves. The new version stars Pitch veteran Kylie Bunbury as the titular character, a CIA agent in charge an elite ops unit.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, but if ABC orders it to series in 2018-2019 you can.

Tom Selleck, Magnum, P.I.

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WHAT: Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim serve as writers and executive producers on this Magnum P.I. reboot. Set in Hawaii, the show follows Thomas Magnum, an ex-Navy SEAL. This time he's returning home from Afghanistan and repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It's only a pilot at CBS at this time.

Cagney and Lacey


WHAT: A new take on the classic police drama from Bridget Carpenter, described as featuring "two female police detectives and friends keep the streets of LA safe."

CAN YOU WATCH IT? CBS has only ordered a pilot for this project.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


WHAT: A new 2-D animated series featuring your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but this one has some magic elements. Kat Graham will voice the first-ever African-American April O'Neal.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The cartoon premieres in 2018 on Nickelodeon.

Ralph Hinkley, The Greatest American Hero


WHAT: The latest take on classic show The Greatest American Hero comes from ABC and Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan. The pilot will follow Meera, an Indian-American woman in her 30s who is given a super suit to protect the world. This is the latest attempt at bringing back the show. Fox previously ordered a pilot and in the 1980s a previous stab was taken at a female version of the series.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet. ABC ordered a pilot, but it's a put pilot meaning the network will have to pay a fee if it never makes it to air.

Murphy Brown


WHAT: Candice Bergen is back as the iconic character, along with series creator Diane English, for a 13-episode revival already ordered to series by CBS. In the release announcing the return, CBS had this to say about the new season: "As its 30th anniversary approaches, Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate."

CAN YOU WATCH IT? In the 2018-2019 season.



WHAT: For the second pilot season in a row, the CW has ordered a reboot of Aaron Spelling's witchy drama to pilot with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman at the helm. The feminist reboot will focus on three sisters living in a college town who must find time to juggle the vanquishing of supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining their family bonds.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, but CW president Mark Pedowitz clearly really wants this show back on the air, so the odds seems to be in its favor.

Mighty Ducks

Walt Disney Pictures

WHAT: In the super-early stages, the original trilogy's screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are behind the TV series based on the 1992 hockey film, which is being developed at ABC Signature Studios.

CAN YOU WATCH IT: The project has yet to even be shopped to networks, so don't expect to see a knuckle-puck anytime soon.

Party of Five


WHAT: Freeform is set to reboot the WB classic, giving pilot order to the original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who will be modernizing the drama by tackling immigration.


Roseanne, Roseanne Revival


WHAT: The original cast of Roseanne will reunite for an eight-episode midseason run on ABC. "The Conners' joys and struggles are as relevant—and hilarious—today as they were then, and there's really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne," Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement when the revival was announced.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Roseanne returns on Tuesday, March 27 on ABC!

Sister Sister, Sister, Sister


WHAT: A revival of the fan-favorite Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry series that also starred Jackée Harry and Tim Reid. The Mowry sisters have fanned the revival flames for what feels like years, but nothing has actually materialized just yet.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, but if everybody involved has their way, you will be able to soon.

Mad About You, Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt


WHAT: Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser are in informal talks to return to the roles of Paul and Jamie Buchman from their hit NBC sitcom, which ran in the '90s.


John Krasinski The Office, Best TV Quotes


WHAT: NBC is reportedly planning a revival of The Office for late 2018 with a mix of old and new cast members, but definitely no Steve Carell. 


Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral

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WHAT: Mindy Kaling is reportedly executive producing an anthology version of the beloved film that starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. The series would follow a group of friends and the five events—four weddings and a funeral.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It's still in early development, so no.

Twilight Zone Logo

WHAT: CBS boss Les Moonves said a revival was being readied for CBS All Access, the streaming platform home to Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight. Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez are behind it.




WHAT: Bryan Fuller's take on serial killer Hannibal Lecter was acclaimed, but only lasted three seasons. Talk of moving it to another network, giving it a movie, etc. floated around after the series finale, but never materialized. Now there's some hope. Fuller responded to a fan who asked the state of the property. "Conversations couldn't start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time," he tweeted.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, the talks are just beginning.

King of the Hill


WHAT: Fox boss Dana Walden told reporters she had a meeting with show producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels about bringing back Hank, Peggy, Bobby and the rest of the King of the Hill gang. "We have had preliminary conversations with Greg and Mike and I would like to explore that," she said. "We had a very preliminary conversation given what's going on in the country I think they had a point of view about how those characters would respond. Again, it was one meeting and I would hope to revisit it."

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, it's just in the early stages.

Kelsey Grammer, Fraiser


WHAT: NBC boss Robert Greenblatt admitted he's had talks about bringing back iconic shows like The Office, 30 Rock and yes, Frasier. "I've had conversations with [exec producer] David Lee about [Frasier]," Greenblatt told TVLine. "Frasier would be great. I'd love to [bring back] Frasier. We put out feelers about [it] over the years. But I don't think there's any real interest. I think everyone's moved on."

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Nope. Probably never. But then again...

The Munsters

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WHAT: NBC is looking at bringing The Munsters back, but with a Brooklyn-twist. Herman, Lily and the rest of the Munsters would be trying to fit in in New York City's hipster haven. Odd Mom Out's Jill Kragman and Seth Meyers are behind the new project.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet...


DreamWorks Animation

WHAT: A new animated series picking up where the movie left off, complete with original songs, but new voices in the form of Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Coming January 2018 to Netflix.

The Boss Baby

Twentieth Century Fox Film

WHAT: An animated series on Netflix picking up where the movie left off.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Coming in 2018.

She-ra Princess of Power


WHAT: A "modern take" on the famous cartoon from the 1980s. Noelle Stevenson is serving as showrunner.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It's coming sometime in 2018 to Netflix.

The L Word, LGBT TV History


WHAT: Showtime has enlisted The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and original stars Jennifer Beals, Kate Moenig and Leisha Hailey for a proposed sequel series, which would introduce fans to a new group of lesbians living and loving in West Hollywood.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, it's still in development.

Carmen Sandiego


WHAT: A reboot of the classic kids show with Gina Rodriguez voicing the new Carmen Sandiego.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not until 2019, but it's coming!

Jessica Alba, Sin City

Dimension Films

WHAT: The Frank Miller comic series is in the works as a TV series with The Walking Dead veteran Glen Mazzara, Len Wiseman and Stephen L'Heureux.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, it's still in development.

Dear White People


WHAT: A continuation of the story started in the 2014 movie of the same name with writer Justin Simien and several of the movie's stars on board.

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



WHAT: The CW has updated the classic 1980s primetime soap with The OC's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Fall 2017 on The CW!

One Day at a Time

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WHAT: A modern-day reboot of the classic Norman Lear sitcom.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Seasons one and two are now streaming on Netflix.

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


WHAT? Shemar Moore stars in the series in new series inspired by the 1975 TV series and 2003 movie of the same name.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? S.W.A.T. is currently airing on CBS.

Will and Grace, Will & Grace


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

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The new batch of episodes premiered during the fall of 2017. NBC already ordered a second revival season.

Get Shorty


WHAT: Ray Romano and Chris O'Dowd are star in the Epix series based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Peep the trailer now.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The Epix series premiered August 13.

Rocko's Modern Life


WHAT: Nickelodeon is reviving the classic cartoon for a one-hour movie with the show's creator back on board.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Not yet, but soon!

The Exorcist, Geena Davis


WHAT: Fox ordered a modernized "reinvention" of The Exorcist, based on William Blatty's 1971 book. It'll be a "serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil." The first season brought Geena Davis back to TV.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Fox ordered a second season of the series. No word on season three just yet.



WHAT: X-Men's Lucas Till stars as a young Angus MacGyver as he learns all those problem solving skills. You know, like fixing stuff with a piece of gum and thumbtack. James Wan, Henry Winkler and R. Scott Gemmill are executive producers and George Eads also stars.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? MacGyver is back in action for a second season on CBS.

The X-Files, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny


WHAT: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny returned to the world of paranormal conspiracies for six episodes on Fox. This is the last batch of episodes, as of now. Anderson has said she is done with Special Agent Dana Scully following the 10-episode second revival season and series creator Chris Carter said the show does not continue without Mulder and Scully.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? All six episodes of the first batch came and went, the second revival season premiered in January 2018 on Fox.

Snatch, Rupert Grint


WHAT: Rupert Grint, Ed Westwick and Dougary Scott are playing new characters in the Crackle show based on Guy Ritchie's flick.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The series premiered on Crackle in March 2017 with a second season on the way.

Lethal Weapon


WHAT: Riggs and Murtaugh ride again! Fox ordered a TV version of the Danny Glover and Mel Gibson franchise of flicks about mismatched police partners. Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford star.

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



WHAT: Amazon has ordered four 13-episode seasons of a reinvention of the classic 50-year-old series.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Yep, check out Amazon Prime.

Prison Break


WHAT: A revival of the fan-favorite drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell already happened on Fox and another version is in the works. "We are developing a new iteration of Prison Break," Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox, said. "It's in very early stages of development, but we're really excited about it."

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The first revival? Came and went. The new iteration? Not yet.

Fuller House, Full House


WHAT: A Full House continuation series about DJ Tanner, sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy Gibbler. The entire cast, with the exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, appeared in the first season of the Netflix series.

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



WHAT: Netflix has a new animated version of your favorite cartoon about robot lions operated by pilots that combine to become a giant robot, Voltron!

CAN YOU WATCH IT? Currently streaming on Netflix.

Rapunzel, Flynn, Tangled


WHAT: A sequel series to the 2010 movie about Rapunzel starring Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore—they'll both be back as well.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It's happening on Disney Channel in 2017.



WHAT: NBC ordered on a prequel series to Taken, but it's in modern times starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals. No flip phone for Bryan Mills.

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

Samurai Jack

Adult Swim

WHAT: Revival of the Cartoon Network series of the same name.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It happened!


Disney XD

WHAT: A new cartoon series on Disney XD based on the original cartoon about Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Louie and Dewey.


The Magic School Bus Rides Again


WHAT: A new animated series based on the books that spawned the original show, with Lily Tomlin passing the teaching duties over to Kate McKinnon.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? It's now streaming on Netflix.

The Tick, Patrick Warburton, Superhero Costumes on TV


WHAT: A revival of the Patrick Warburton series about a hapless superhero. The Tick was originally a comic book before becoming a cartoon and then later a short-lived Fox live-action series starring Warburton. Peter Serafinowicz stars.

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

Lost in Space

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WHAT: Netflix is rebooting the classic TV series (that was also a movie in 1998 starring Matt LeBlanc and Heather Graham because sure!) about an Earth family of explorers who get…lost in space.

CAN YOU WATCH IT? The new series starring Parker Posey, Toby Stephens and Molly Parker will debut in 2018 on Netflix.

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