7 shows from the ’90s we’d love to see rebooted

    blast from the past.

    by · May 19, 2015

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    There’s nothing like a ’90s sitcom to give you flashbacks to days filled with feathery bangs and butterfly clips. That’s why we’re thrilled to see some of our old favorites like Full House coming back to the screen in the form of modern day reboots. It’s satisfying to see where our favorite characters have ended up, and new seasons means new, exciting storylines—so we don’t have to keep watching reruns again.

    Yet with all the reboots coming out, there are still some shows we’d like to see take the screen again. These sitcoms stole our hearts at the end of the twentieth century, but we think that they’d be just as welcome on our TVs (or laptops) in 2015. No one can resist an old favorite, and these shows are just begging to be brought back.

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    The Nanny (1993-1999)

    Queens-native Fran Fine’s shenanigans in and out of the Sheffield household made her by far the coolest nanny of the ’90s. Not to mention the fact that her outfits (though sometimes ridiculous) were always on-point. Today we’d love to see her navigating Manhattan in the post-Carrie Bradshaw world and managing her now grown-up twins.

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)

    As the final episode of Fresh Prince ends with the Banks family largely parting ways, leaving Will in California to finish his college education, the show seemed to have tied up all its loose ends. But we wouldn’t be opposed to seeing a Banks family reunion in the near future. Just think of the potential cameos Willow and Jaden Smith could make.

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    Blossom (1990-1995)

    Mayim Bialik may be busy these days on The Big Bang Theory but we’ll always know her as the floppy-hat fashion icon of the early ’90s. We learned a lot of valuable lessons alongside the teen (mostly from her BFF Six) and we can’t help but think that Blossom’s accumulated wisdom would make her an inspiring female role model for a younger generation today.

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    Family Matters (1989–1998)

    Steve Urkel and the Winslow family always had their fair share of hilarious exchanges. Although the show grew to focus more and more on the iconically nerdy Urkel, it also delved into some important topics like police brutality. With its widespread popularity, the show lasted nine seasons. But an Urkel and Laura-focused reboot would be more than welcome.

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    Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

    Now that How I Met Your Mother has ended, we’re left with a Neil Patrick Harris-shaped hole in our regularly programed TV schedule. However, that could easily be fixed with a revival of his childhood breakthrough show, Doogie Howser, M.D. Of course, the show focuses on Howser as a teenage genius, so it would be interesting to see where his mind led him. Did he stick with medicine or did those acting classes pay off big time?

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    Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

    Years before shows like strong female driven-shows like The West Wing and 30 Rock, Murphy Brown was breaking glass ceilings both on-screen and in real life. Focused on the indomitable journalist Murphy Brown, the show depicts its titular character overcoming her alcohol addiction to stay at the top of her career in an industry where women were not always welcome. A story about a woman who unabashedly follows her dreams will always inspire us, and we’d be pumped to see Brown take to the screen again.

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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)

    Clearly a ’90s favorite, Melissa Joan Hart bewitched us just two years after Clarissa ended as Sabrina Spellman, the spunky teenage witch. While aunts Hilda and Zelda were written out of the script by the final few episodes, Sabrina ends the series running off with her longtime love, Harvey. But this, admittedly isn’t the last we’ll see of her: A superhero-themed Sabrina the Teenage Witch film is set for production, but won’t stay true to the ’90s cast or plot. So we’ll keep fighting for MJH to take up her magic tricks once more.
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