The current generation is living in the era of reboots, relaunches, and revisits to both modern and classic movies and television shows. The fall line up in 2016 consists of several known properties becoming new series and the spring saw a couple air their last episodes.
The attempts on Rush Hour and Limitless both failed but networks are hoping to find success in launching a continuation of Prison Break which went off the air in 2009 and rebooting the Lethal Weapon movie franchise as a series on Fox with an all new cast.
In this era, for better or worse, there are still properties we wish would make a return to television for a few more stories as their original efforts left impacts on our lives. While Friends didn't quite make our list, we've rounded up some of the most deserving series in need of continuation or rebooting.
Perhaps the most divisive series on the list, LOST can certainly tell more stories and exploit some its lingering mysteries. Sure, the story it was telling was told to completion considering it was a series revolving around its characters more despite anyone who wants to argue that they were watching to uncover the island's mysteries.
If a writing team can stay true to the original story told without adding unnecessary and non-existent island natives, a story about Hurley, Ben and Walt's leadership on the island could be told masterfully. A cameo or eventual recurring role from Desmond, Kate, Sawyer, Miles, Claire, Lapidus, or Richard would only help spark emotional and nostalgic moments for fans.
The only extras LOST has given us since it went off the air in 2010 was a DVD extra revealing that Hurley and Ben recruited Walt for Richard's advisor-to-island role.
We have to go back.
Young Justice built a loyal fanbase in its two season run from 2010 to 2013 on Cartoon Network. The fanbase is very adamant about the show's eventual return. You know why? Because it was a great show!
The problem Young Justice had was its complexity. Marketing targeted a younger audience but more mature viewers were able to appreciate the story lines while some of the younger audience was left not completely grasping the content.
Several members of the Young Justice team have voiced their desires to bring the series back. With seasons one and two available now on Netflix or DVD, the best way to let the networks know we want more is to stream episodes or pick up the seasons in stores!
Perhaps the most vocal fans are those who watched Firefly die too young. The series is the very definition of a cult phenomena. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, Firefly managed to grab onto fans' hearts in just one season and hasn't let go in fourteen years.
Firefly, set in 2517, followed humans as they arrived in a new star system and followed the crew of the Serenity ship. It spawned a one-time spinoff film in 2005 under the name of that very ship but couldn't be fueled to fly any further.
The cast is still very close and keeps the fandom alive at comic convention panels and on social media. While there's probably not much fans can do almost 15 years later to bring Firefly back, the wishful thinking will always be there.
Seinfeld was one of those shows which revolutionized television. Before Friends, before The Big Bang Theory, and before Frasier, there was Seinfeld. Seinfeld is the most classic of sitcoms as far as television history can be remembered (which starts in 1927, by the way).
Though a replica of the series will never be created as most of the cast has moved on to a diverse bunch of projects, a reunion every couple of years would do just fine. They had to get out of jail following that good Samaritan violation at some point since the show went off the air in 1998.
The most recent series to spark outrage among fans upon cancellation was Constantine. After just one season, NBC decided to cancel the DC Comics show. The character eventually crossed over on to an episode of Arrow on the CW, so the story is certainly not dead, but the series is - for now.
With the CW picking up Supergirl after CBS opted not to, the chances of CW adding Constantine to its line up are not too slim to give us hope. It would be the fifth DC Comics series on a network which is looking to diversify itself but if the fanbase roars loud enough, we just might make some magic.
Which TV shows or movies would you like to see revisited as TV series?