Sitcom Revivals

Everything old is new again!

Coach is coming back to life after 18 years off the air with original star Craig T. Nelson on board. The X-Files is returning with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny with new episodes 13 years after ending. Heroes is getting a new miniseries. Twin Peaks will (probably) be back 25 years after it ended. The Comeback came back. Arrested Development had another go. Veronica Mars returned to life on the big screen. Nothing is staying dead these days—there was even a Bewitched reboot in the works!

To help the busy network heads—we know your days are totally swamped—please check out these totally free TV revival ideas below. If you decide to use one give us a shout!

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Soleil Moon Frye, Punky Brewster, Sitcom Revivals


Punky Brewster
Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) is all grown up and she's running a home for LGBT youth who have nowhere else to go. Precocious kids all around!

Facts of Life, Sitcom Revivals

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The Facts of Life
Let's alter things from The Facts of Life Reunion from 2001 and keep Blair (Lisa Whelchel) still in charge of Eastland—maybe she bought it back, it doesn't matter. Natalie (Mindy Cohn) is producing Tootie's (Kim Fields) show in New York and Jo (Nancy McKeon) is still a cop in Manhattan, so all the girls are in a close proximity. But when Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) falls ill, they rally to discover the bonds of friendship are stronger than ever…

Betty White, People's Choice Awards

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The New Golden Girls
Rose (Betty White) is lonely, so  the last surviving original Golden Girl moves in with her daughter, Kirsten, Dorothy's daughter Kate (her podiatrist husband cheated one too many times!) and Blanche's now out and proud grandson. Why are they all living together? Why not? That's the question you should be asking.

Frasier, Sitcom Revivals

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Peri Gilpin's Frasier character was so underrated. The show picks up with Roz, now a successful podcaster and Sirius radio personality. This gives us the opening for lots of celebrity guests and of course Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) cameos.

Step By Step, Patrick Duffy Suzanne Somers, Sitcom Revivals

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Step by Step
Carol (Suzanne Somers) and Frank (Patrick Duffy) are empty-nesters, but when Lily's marriage crumbles, she comes running home to mom and dad with kids in tow. They'll have to take it step by step, day by day.

Jackee Harry, Marla Gibbs, 227 Sitcom Revivals

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More Jackée Harry is always a good thing, right? Her character is back in DC, surprised to find Mary (Marla Gibbs) still kicking around. But they quickly fall into old patterns and deal with a bevy of new neighbors.

Roseanne, Sitcom Revivals


Roseanne & Jackie
Roseanne Barr and Laurie Metcalf reunite as Roseanne Conner and Jackie Harris years after the original show ended. Think Laverne and Shirley, but with the Roseanne sensibility. ‘Nuff said.

These are the only ideas you get for free. We have plenty more revival ideas kicking around these noggins, so if anybody wants to know how we'd bring back The Nanny and Family Matters, tweet us!

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