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10 Classic TV Shows That Need A Reunion Series

Because why become invested in new TV shows when we can desperately cling to old ones?

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Hollywood's relationship with nostalgia can usually be best described as somewhere between a warm embrace and a clammy death grip. For a while, the trend was to take beloved television series from the 60s or 70s and reboot them as films. These, as a rule, tended to fail miserably, as they lacked the key things that made the shows popular in the first place: a vibe, a specific set of actors that the audience grew to know and love, and perhaps most importantly, cultural context.

With that well coming up dry, the entertainment industry had to come up with a new way to keep us all nostalgia-drunk. That's where Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and a variety of other unconventional media outlets came into the picture. What if you could reunite a cast of an immensely popular series, without the pressure of network television ratings and long-term commitments that make actors unlikely to sign on for the project?

And so a phenomenon was born. From Arrested Development to Fuller House to Gilmore Girls, television reunion series are becoming the new film reboot. And with so many television shows getting the reunion treatment, it seems only fair to propose a few more gems who need a special, at the very least, if not a full blown series.

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Audrey Fox is an ex-film student, which means that she prefers to spend her days in the dark, watching movies and pondering the director's use of diegetic sound. She currently works as an entertainment writer, joyfully rambling about all things film and television related. Add her on Twitter at @audonamission and check out her film blog at 1001moviesandbeyond.com.