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25 Best TV Shows Getting Rebooted

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5. Last Man Standing
> Original run: 2011-2017
> IMDb rating: 7.6/10
> Revival status: Premiering Friday, Sept. 28, on Fox

Fan outcry at the show’s cancellation on ABC last year brought “Last Man Standing” back. Season 7 will premiere on Fox on Sept. 28, 2018. The show focuses on a male patriarch of a mainly female family.

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4. Deadwood
> Original run: 2004-2006
> IMDb rating: 8.7/10
> Revival status: Received order from HBO

Fans awaiting the return of “Deadwood” will be interested to know that HBO received a tax credit to the tune of $4 million, signaling a strong commitment to revive it — in movie form. Casey Bloys, president of HBO, said the next installment of “Deadwood” would start production in October 2018 with the potential for a 2019 release.

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3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
> Original run: 1997-2003
> IMDb rating: 8.2/10
> Revival status: In development

The beloved series, which ran from 1997 to 2003, is in the very early stages of development for a reboot. Gary Newman, chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, confirmed the talks. It’s also known that original series creator Joss Whedon will serve as executive producer.

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2. The Sopranos
> Original run: 1999-2007
> IMDb rating: 9.2/10
> Revival status: Script in development at New Line Cinema

The highly acclaimed American crime drama series is getting a prequel movie that dates back to the 1960s, specifically during the Newark riots when African Americans and Italian-Americans in New Jersey were in great conflict. New Line purchased the script written by David Chase, creator of “The Sopranos,” and writer Lawrence Konner, with the working title, “The Many Saints of Newark.”

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1. Prison Break
> Original run: 2005-2017
> IMDb rating: 8.4/10
> Revival status: In development at Fox

Fans will be thrilled to know that Fox Network President Michael Thorn confirmed that “Prison Break,” season 6, is in the very early stages of development. Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman noted that the new season would likely not have a new cast.

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