When Reviving TV Shows Goes Wrong

It’s been announced that the TV series Twin Peaks will go back into production for a miniseries on Showtime on 2016. It will be written and directed by David Lynch, which is a good sign. However, the track record for bringing back beloved TV series twenty or thirty years later is not great, as we’ve seen in the recent cancellation of Dallas after a three-year run. The success of both the original Dallas and the recent series was tied too closely to star Larry Hagman, who died during the second season of the revival.

There have been many other attempts to recreate the magic of earlier series, and they mostly fail, because while producers can use the same gimmicks and plots, it can never be the same as the original. Even if they use the same actors, which is rare, that still changes everything because the world is now different. These sequels, revivals, and reboots sometimes come and go so fast you never even noticed them, which is why Warming Glow made a list of some notable failures. They include 21st-century versions of Kojak, The Monkees, Knight Rider, Melrose Place, and more. Never heard of them? There is video evidence.


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