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  1. Seinfeld.

    And a bit off topic, but as of today, The Wire Season 1 is available on-demand thru my cable provider. I don’t watch a lot of tv shows, but this one comes so highly recommended that I’m excited to give it a shot.

  2. Farscape!

    Not necessarily rebooted, but more episodes set in the same universe would be more than welcome.
    (actually, there’s been talk about “webisodes” being on the way for the past four years or so)

  3. i always thought andy richter controls the universe and the tick (with patrick warburton) were under-rated, but those guys have all moved on to bigger and better things and it’s not like those shows would be as good with other actors.

  4. I think there is a big difference between bringing a show back and rebooting it.

    I’m not to excited about a rebooted firefly or freaks and geeks.

    But I do think MASH would be a great candidate.

  5. I’m beginning to think that people are confusing reboot with just reviving.

    Reboot is a reimagining of the show. The last Battlestar Galactica is probably the best example of a rebooted tv show or the latest Star Trek.

    Arrested Development I would love to see come back, not rebooted.

  6. Reboot:
    American Gladiators. (I know, but bear with me.) If, instead of spandex-clad beef slabs, each event had a contestant as a reigning champion, then the game would be, “Let’s see how long Charlie, the firefighter from Boston, can hold his title for the giant Q-tip battle event”.

    Revive:
    My favorite show ever (which lasted for all of about 12 episodes) was simply titled “Murder”, and aired on SpikeTV.
    It was awesome!

    It works like this: They recreated the scene of an actual homicide in painstaking detail, right down to blood splatter, hair fiber, etc.

    Two teams (this was a reality show) would arrive on the scene and don their gloves to photograph and collect evidence. The “lab” would give them results on their findings. So if they broke out the blacklight, the “lab” gave them the results from a blood splatter specialist. If they collected a hair fiber, they were given a DNA match.

    I’ve never seen a cooler show.
    Do yourself a favor and check out an episode.

  7. I don’t think a “reboot” is necessarily a complete re-imagining. When you reboot your computer, you don’t end up with completely different programs and files every time, you’re just restarting it.

    But okay, if that’s what we’re taking it to me then my answer is: none. I’m weary of all these re-imaginings and remakes and would prefer something original for a change.

    If we take a more liberal view of “reboot” to include continuations of shows, then my answer would easily be Firefly and/or Farscape.

  8. Magnum P.I.
    Oh wait, they already re-booted that. It’s called Dog the Bounty Hunter.

    I think a re-boot of The A-Team could be great.

  9. Yup, Firefly gets my vote. Also the short-lived “Miracles” from 2001.

    Retraction: Not a “reboot” for either, just a revival (I should have read the question thoroughly before answering).

  10. THE WIRE!!!!!!

    Still, the best TV show I’ve ever watched. In fact, every TV show I’ve watched since then, including the Sopranos, seems cheezy and contrived.

    Freaks and Geeks, Firefly would be nice too.

  11. The Wild Wild West
    All in the Family
    The Rifleman
    Rat Patrol
    The Rockford Files

    A world where people understand what “rebooting” a show means

  12. MacGyver, obviously (done properly, of course).

    It could be, though, despite all the gadgetery, that it is actually “The Richard Dean Anderson Show”. You know, like rebooting House in 30 years with a different actor. Wouldn’t work.

    I wouldn’t mind a proper new Star Trek either… but not by J. J. Abrams. Kinda getting sick of the “Lost” style. I just want it all to end now.

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