9 TV Show Reboots That Were Mercifully Cancelled

Your next box-set binge, these ain't.

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Like a computer with a wonky power button (and a few more trees), our world is in a constant state of rebooting. Songs are being re-recorded by different artists, movie franchises are in a constant state of flux, and no television show from a previous decade is allowed to simply rest in peace anymore.

Occasionally TV writers have been able to mine gold from an older series, or from a movie being stretched into a new series, but that's typically the exception to the rule.

Most TV reboots look good on paper (or, more accurately, on Twitter), but that's only because it's really easy to get wrapped up in the nostalgia of it all. Sure, Fuller House seemed like a genuinely big deal for about ten minutes, but those of us who grimaced our way through the first episode, which beat everyone over the head with constant catchphrases and throwback references, can all agree the original show could have been left in the past.

But sadly, Fuller House is far from the worst of the gigantic crop of series reboots to pop up over the last few years. Just count your lucky stars that these monstrosities were, for one reason of another, scrapped.


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