9 Beloved ‘90s TV Shows That Desperately Need a Reboot
Roseanne may have left the airwaves in 1997, but thankfully Roseanne Barr hasn’t left our television screens and has appeared in guest roles on favorites like My Name is Earl, The Office, and Portlandia over the years. The same can be said for her co-stars, who have all found rare post-sitcom success: Johnny Galecki with his role on The Big Bang Theory, Sarah Chalke for her stint on Scrubs and John Goodman for his title of Coen Brother muse.
But we have to admit that every time we see of one these actors, we get a little pang of longing for more Roseanne. We came close to getting it with Barr’s 2012 pilot Downwardly Mobile, which would have reunited Barr and Goodman and likely had plenty of other Roseanne guest stars on it down the line. Unfortunately, NBC passed on the project and the show never made it to series, leaving us to wonder what could have been as we cry into our awesomely tacky couch afghans.
My So-Called Life
For some it’s easy to forget that megastars Claire Danes and Jared Leto once got their humble start on the understated and short-lived teen drama My So-Called Life – but not us. We’ve never given up on our burning desire for Jordan Catalano and judging by the number of Jordan GIFS on Tumblr, we’re not the only ones.
In 1995, Danes played the philosophical love-struck teen Angela Chase for only a single season before the show was sadly cancelled, but has stayed on our minds ever since. Did she end up with Jordan? Or did she finally realize that her nerdy friend Brian Krakow was head over heels for her? We really deserve to find out, especially considering that Devon Gummersall, who played Angela’s fluffy-haired pal, is now a pretty big babe who could probably give Leto a run for his money. Let’s be honest, he probably would have been the way nicer boyfriend anyways. Team Brian!
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
We know that some people would say that Clarissa from Clarissa Explains it All was their favorite Melissa Joan Hart, but for us the number one spot will always belong to Sabrina Spellman. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2000) told the story of a precocious teen with magical powers run amok, her two spinster aunts Hilda and Zelda, played to perfection by Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick respectively, and a sarcastic talking cat named Salem.
In the reboot, we’re picturing Sabrina and her goofy but adorable mortal soulmate Harvey with a teenager of their own who is now struggling to rein in his or her own magical powers. When asked about the possibility of a revival, Hart didn’t sound very interested in revisiting the show and even pointed out some of the issues a reboot would encounter; namely that Sabrina’s offspring would only be one quarter witch and therefore probably wouldn’t have powers… But we say – SHUT IT MELISSA. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!