28 TV reboots, remakes, and spin-offs that are in the works

WireImage/Getty ImagesThe cast of ‘Sex and the City.’
  • Plenty of iconic TV shows are set to be remade or rebooted in the coming years.
  • From classics such as “Supermarket Sweep” to newer shows such as “Gossip Girl,” the next few years will see lots of new versions of iconic series.
  • “Sex and the City” is getting a revival with much of the original cast, except for Kim Cattrall. The HBO Max series will be called “And Just Like That…”
  • Films, including “Clueless” and “Dune,” are also getting rebooted or remade into TV shows.
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If a bunch of the new shows coming to TV sound familiar, there’s a reason why. You’ve seen them before in some way, shape, or form.

From beloved family comedies and cartoons to the revival of ’90s reality series, many shows are getting new lives on cable networks and streaming services.

Keep reading to see all of the reboots, revivals, and spin-offs you can expect to see make a comeback in the next few years.

“Supermarket Sweep”

ABCThe game show originally aired on ABC. It was also on Lifetime and PAX (now Ion Television). You can currently catch some episodes on Netflix.

Premiere date: October 18, 2020

Reboot of: Game show “Supermarket Sweep.”

What it’s about: First announced in October 2017, Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live” will host the revival. The game show has pairs compete to run around a supermarket on a timed scavenger hunt to find particular grocery items to win a grand prize.

“Animaniacs” (Hulu)

HuluYakko, Wakko, and Dot are heading to streaming and they look exactly as we remember them.

Premiere date: November 20, 2020

Reboot of: Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs” cartoon that aired for five seasons in the ’90s on WB.

What it’s about: The cartoon will, once again, follow the misadventures of the Warner siblings, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, who live on the Warner Bros.’ lot. The show will also bring back fan favourites Pinky and the Brain, with Maurice LaMarche reprising the role he made famous.

Steven Spielberg return as executive producer for the 13-episode series. You can watch a preview here.

“Dexter” (Showtime)

Randy Tepper/ShowtimeMichael C. Hall is back as Showtime’s serial killer.

Premiere date: Fall 2021

Revival of: “Dexter,” which ran for eight seasons on Showtime.

What it’s about:According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 10-episode limited series will be a continuation of the original show with Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) “going on self-imposed exile as a lumberjack and living a solitary life.”

Original showrunner Clyde Phillips also returns along with Hall. Production is expected to get underway on the series early next year.

“Lizzie McGuire”

Disney Channel/Ali GoldsteinHilary Duff was ready to reprise her Lizzie McGuire role.

Premiere date:On pause.

The continuation was first announced in August 2019 at Disney’s biannual event D23 while Insider was in attendance.

Production on the series stopped after two episodes. In an Instagram post, star Hilary Duff suggested Disney thought the show wasn’t “family-friendly” enough for its streaming service and she asked if the revival could move to Hulu. The show’s original creator, Terri Minsky, was fired from the reboot.

Revival of: Disney Channel’s series, “Lizzie McGuire.”

What it was about: The show was supposed to pick up with McGuire turning 30. Despite living in New York City with her dream job as an interior designer and her “dream guy,” everything may not be as perfect as it seems. The show was supposed to navigate McGuire through the “ups and downs” of adulthood.

Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, and Robert Carradine were also set to reprise their roles. In her Instagram post, Duff said it would be “a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30 year old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.

“Old-ish” (ABC)

ABCLaurence Fishburne will get his own ‘black-ish’ spin-off.

Premiere date: TBD

Spin-off of: ABC’s “Black-ish.”

What it’s about:According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will follow Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis’ characters “When they move to a rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood of L.A., they will meet characters who represent the old and new faces of the community as they try to make it work as a married couple.”

“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will write and executive produce.

“Bewitched” (ABC)

ABCElizabeth Montgomery played witch, Samantha.

Premiere date: TBD.

Reboot of: ABC sitcom “Bewitched,” which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1972 starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a witch, Samantha.

What it’s about: The new take on the classic would feature an interracial family with a young, black single mum who is also a witch who marries a mortal. This show is also from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and writer/producer Yamara Taylor.

ABC didn’t move forward with a pilot for the series last year. As of February 2019, the series is in active development.

“Conan the Barbarian” (Netflix)

Universal PicturesJust don’t expect to see Arnold.

Premiere date: TBD

Reboot of: “Conan the Barbarian,” the 1982 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger

What it’s about: Deadline reports the series, from Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler’s Pathfinder Media, is the first in a deal between the streaming service and Conan Properties International. Under the deal, Netflix will be able to develop TV and film properties that are live-action and animated. There’s currently no word on what the series will be about as there’s no showrunner or writer involved yet.

This is different from a former series that was in the works at Amazon with “Colony” co-creator Ryan Condal and “Game of Thrones” director Miguel Sapochnik.

“The Jetsons” (ABC)

ScreenshotIf we don’t get a live-action Rosie, we’re out.

Premiere date: TBD

Spin-off of: The animated “Jetsons” cartoon series.

What it’s about: As of 2019, the series will be a live-action version of the classic animated sci-fi series set in the future and will be filmed in front of a live audience. It will be executive produced by Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future”).

“Jodie” (Comedy Central)

MTVThis time the show will focus on Daria’s friend Jodie.

Premiere date: TBD

Reboot of: MTV’s ’90s show “Daria,” which ran for five seasons.

What it’s about: The series will follow Daria’s friend Jodie as she graduates from college and enters the working world. Grace Edwards (“Insecure”) will be the show’s head writer and creator with Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) voicing the character.

“With the brilliant, sweet and sarcastic black girl magic that is Jodie Landon, we will feature a diverse cast, comprised mainly of unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny.” Ross previously said in a statement when the series was announced.

“Rugrats” (Nickelodeon)

NickelodeonTommy Pickles and his baby brother Dil are at the centre of the Nick favourite.

Premiere date: 2021

Reboot of: Nickeoldeon’s hit ’90s animated series, “Rugrats.”

What it’s about: Paramount announced the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series featuring Tommy Pickles and Angelica will get a 26-episode reboot. In June, Vanity Fair reported the reboot will debut next year.

“Gossip Girl” (HBO Max)

Star Max via AP ImagesBlake Lively and Leighton Meester starred on ‘Gossip Girl.’

Premiere date: TBD

Reboot of: “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012)

What it’s about: The reboot will pick up eight years after the events of the original series, and will follow a “new generation of New York private school teens” as they “are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl,” according to the official summary for the series. Expect plenty of commentary about the affects of social media on teen life.

“Dune: The Sisterhood” (HBO Max)

Universal PicturesSting starred in the original ‘Dune’ movie.

Premiere date: TBD

Sequel to: “Dune” (1984) and the upcoming 2020 film

What it’s about: With a remake of the 1984 film (based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel) on the horizon, HBO Max’s new series “is designed to co-exist” with the upcoming film, according to Deadline.

But where the new film will portray the efforts of Paul Atreides to maintain his family’s control over the planet Arrakis, the “Dune” series will focus on an enigmatic order of women – the Bene Gesserit – who serve as trusted advisers and companions to many in the “Dune” universe. The series will come from director Denis Villeneuve.

“Grease: Rydell High” (Paramount Plus)

Paramount PicturesOlivia Newton-John and John Travolta starred in ‘Grease.’

Premiere date: TBD

Spin-off of: “Grease” (1978)

What’s it about: Per Entertainment Weekly, the “Grease” reboot “reimagines the global smash hit movie with some characters you already know, and a whole lot more you will soon meet.”

Still set in the ’50s, the series will also take place at Rydell High and will focus on “the peer pressures of high school” and “the horrors of puberty.” Originally set to debut on HBO Max, the spin-off will now live on ViacomCBS’ streaming service, Paramount Plus.

“Punky Brewster” (Peacock)

NBCSoleil Moon Frye (left) starred as Punky Brewster on the eponymous TV show.

Premiere date: TBD

Revival of: “Punky Brewster” (1984 to 1986)

What it’s about: Soleil Moon Frye reprises her role as Punky, who’s now a grown-up single mother with three children. Freddie Prinze Jr. will also appear in the revival, playing the recurring role of Punky’s ex-husband, Travis.

You can watch the teaser trailer for the 10-episode first season here.

“The Many Saints of Newark”

HBO‘The Sopranos’ prequel movie will look at another side of New Jersey in the ’60s.

Premiere date: TBD

Spinoff of: “The Sopranos”

What it’s about: The movie will be a prequel to the HBO series set during the Newark riots that took place in the ’60s.

“Clueless” (Peacock)

Paramount PicturesStacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone starred in the 1995 film ‘Clueless.’

Premiere date: TBD

Reboot of: “Clueless” (1995)

What it’s about: The reboot will focus on the character of Dionne, played by Stacey Dash in the original film, after her best friend and right-hand woman Cher (famously portrayed by Alicia Silverstone) mysteriously disappears.

Deadline reported that the new show is like if “‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Riverdale’ meets a Lizzo music video,” and described it as “a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latté, and Adderall-fuelled look” at high school life in 2020.

“Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” (HBO Max)

Warner Bros via YouTube screengrabThe prequel series will be animated.

Premiere date: TBD

Prequel to: “Gremlins” (1984)

What it’s about: The animated prequel will focus on the origins of the shopkeeper, Mr. Wing, who was featured in both the original movie and the 1990 sequel. It comes from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment.

“And Just Like That…” (HBO Max)

WireImage/Getty ImagesMost of the original cast of the hit HBO series is returning.

Premiere date: TBD

Revival of: “Sex and the City” (1998-2004)

What it’s about: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon will all reprise their “Sex and the City” roles in a 10-episode series, which will follow the trio’s friendship in their 50s. Original cast member Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha, will not be a part of the series.

That shouldn’t be a surprise as Cattrall and Parker have feuded for years.

“iCarly” (Paramount Plus)

NickelodeonMiranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, and Nathan Kress starred on the original Nickelodeon series.

Premiere date: TBD

Revival of: Nickelodeon’s “iCarly,” which aired from 2007-2012

What it’s about: TVLine reports Paramount Plus ordered a revival of the teen comedy with original stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress set to return.

The original series followed a trio of friends (Carly, Sam, and Freddie) as they navigated a webcast. Perhaps, now, they have upgraded to a podcast or have become social media stars or influencers.

“House of the Dragon” (HBO)

Helen Sloan/HBOEmilia Clarke and Harry Lloyd as Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen on ‘Game of Thrones.’

Release date: 2022 likely since production starts in 2021

Prequel to: “Game of Thrones”

What it’s about: The series is based off of George R.R. Martin’s “Fire and Blood” book, which takes place about 300 years before the events of “GOT” and covers the history of House Targaryen.

Read more:
What to know about the “GOT” prequel series

An untitled Carol and Daryl “TWD” spinoff (AMC)

Jace Downs/AMCTwo ‘TWD’ fan favourites will get their own series after the flagship show ends.

Premiere date: 2023

Spinoff of: “The Walking Dead”

What it’s about: Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus are hitting the road after “The Walking Dead” ends in 2022.

We don’t know too much yet, but showrunner Angela Kang described the series to Insider as a “road show” and said it’s something they have considered for years. It sounds like this could be similar to Reedus’ other AMC series, “Ride With Norman Reedus.”

Read more:
‘The Walking Dead’ is getting 2 more spinoff shows and one is centered around Carol and Daryl

“Tales from The Walking Dead” (AMC)

AMCThough Beta was killed off of ‘TWD,’ Ryan Hurst teased we could see him again possibly in this spinoff.

Premiere date: TBD

Spinoff of: “The Walking Dead”

What it’s about: It’s an upcoming anthology series that features “individual episodes or arcs of episodes focused on new and existing characters, backstories, or other stand-alone experiences.”

The hope is for the show to feature previous characters along with current cast members. Ryan Hurst recently teased to Insider it’s possible we could see his character return for the series.

“Power Rangers”

SabanThe original ‘Power Rangers.’

Premiere date: TBD

Reboot of: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”

What it’s about: Jonathan Entwistle (“It’s the End of the F—ing World”) will oversee and direct a new connected movie and TV universe of the franchise


HuluKelsey Grammer has said a reboot is moving forward.

Premiere date: TBD

In November 2019, Kelsey Grammer confirmed a reboot of the series was moving forward. It’s been in the works for a few years.

“We’re sort of on standby a little bit,” Grammer said on “In Depth With Graham Bensinger.” “Working out a couple of possible network deals that we’re circling.”

Revival of: “Frasier,” which aired on NBC for 11 seasons.

What it’s about: A return to “Frasier” won’t take place in the show’s original Seattle location.

“It’s not going to be the same Frasier, it’s going to be the man in his next iteration,” Grammer said.

“Nash Bridges” (USA)

CBS Photo Archive/Getty ImagesDon Johnson and Richard ‘Cheech’ Marín starred on the original ‘Nash Bridges.’

Premiere date: TBD

Revival of: “Nash Bridges” (1996 – 2001)

What it’s about: The original show focused on an inspector, Nash Bridges, who worked in the San Francisco police department’s special investigations unit, along with his partner, Joe Dominguez.

According to THR, the followup would show Nash adjust to a new boss and San Francisco in 2020. Cheech Marin will reprise his role as well.

“The Boondocks” (HBO Max)

Adult SwimRegina King voiced characters in the original ‘Boondocks’ series.

Premiere date: TBD

Reboot of: “The Boondocks” (2005 to 2014)

What it’s about: The new show will be a continuation of the original series, and will focus on Robert “Granddad” Freeman and his two grandsons as they move to a new community and struggle to fit in.

As of late 2019, the series had a two-season order at HBO Max.

“Practical Magic” (HBO Max)

Getty ImagesSandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman starred in 1998’s ‘Practical Magic.’

Premiere date: TBD

Prequel to: “Practical Magic” (1998)

What it’s about: According to Vogue Australia, the new series will be a prequel to the beloved 1998 film, and will focus on “three siblings as they realise that they’re actually descended from witches.”

“Designing Women” (ABC)

Columbia Pictures TelevisionDixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor, and Jean Smart were among the women who starred on the show.

Premiere date: TBD; currently in early stages of development.

Reboot of: ’90s sitcom “Designing Women”

What it’s about: The original show followed four women working at a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Original creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason will be working on the show,according to Deadline.

It’s not clear whether or not this is still moving forward, but Hulu (now owned by ABC parent company Disney) released the entire original series on the streaming service in August 2019.

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