9 Beloved ‘90s TV Shows That Desperately Need a Reboot
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
We doubt Will Smith has any interest in revisiting the show the propelled him to fame in the 1990s now that he’s an A-list movie star and his philosophical offspring are probably way too busy writing and then reading their own books, but a ‘90s kid can dream, right?
We imagine Willow Smith as Will’s daughter who, after getting kicked out her fancy Bel-Air prep school, is forced to move to Philly and slum it with her father’s not-so-well-off extended family. Also it needs to feature a showdown between the two Aunt Vivs so we can determine once and for all who was the Viviest of all. Our money is on Aunt Viv #1, Janet Hubert, because she seems like one tough lady!
Saved by the Bell
The original Saved by the Bell was a Saturday morning staple that taught Millennials so much. We learned that friends are forever, you should never trust a Hollywood hunk, keeping a life-size cardboard cut-out of your crush in your bedroom is totally normal and caffeine pills will destroy your life.
So now that Dustin Diamond has completed his jail sentence for that Christmas Day stabbing, we say it’s time for Zack Morris to trade in his brick phone for an iPhone in Saved by the Bell: The Midlife Crisis Years. Zack and his friends can teach us how to be cool but firm parents and how to “just say no” to e-cigarettes. Bring the whole gang back! – Except for Tori. Ugh.
Perhaps the most underrated sitcom of all time, News Radio featured an incredible cast that included Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Joe Rogan, Stephen Root, Jon Lovitz and that funny redhead Vicki Lewis, aka the poor man’s Kathy Griffin. Known for breaking all the sitcom rules, News Radio may have struggled to find an audience during its five season run, but has since developed a cult following.
As much as we’d love to see the cast together again, a reunion would be bittersweet due to the absence of Phil Hartman who was tragically murdered by his wife Brynn Hartman in 1998. It would also probably never happen, as Jon Lovitz and Andy Dick have since been involved in a bitter public feud that once even culminated in a brutal bar fight in 2007. Lovitz allegedly blamed Dick for Hartman’s death, saying that he was the one who reintroduced a 10-year sober Brynn to cocaine only months before the tragic incident occurred. We’ll probably just have to settle for reruns.