More Classic TV and Movies Set To Be Re-Made For Today's Audiences

August 27, 2018

Dreamstime

The 1960s sitcom, Bewitched, is on its way to returning to TV as ABC has given the green light for with a 21st century twist. Samantha, a hardworking black single mom who happens to be a witch, marries Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker. They struggle to navigate their differences as she discovers that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America. It is the latest classic TV show to be revived for today's audience. NBC recently brought back 90s comedy “Will & Grace,” which has averaged 9.8 million viewers since its revival last fall. And Netflix rebooted the 80s family sitcom “Full House” in 2016 with most of the original cast, and is currently filming its fourth season. CBS has the 1980s/1990s sitcom, Murphy Brown, ready to return to TV this fall. In fact, Netflix and Hulu have made it even easier for people get back into their old favorite shows and movies, or to check out the originals before tuning into the reboots, which further boosts the audiences that the renewed versions can reel in. And there are more re-boots on the way.  Hulu is reviving the mid 200s teen mystery series, Veronica Mars. MTV is reviving two of its biggest shows, the reality show, The Hills, which ran from 2006-2010 and the agminated favorite, Daria, which ran from 1997 to 2002.  Fox has agreed to revive Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an African-American actress playing the infamous teen vampire hunter, Buffy Anne Summers. But why all of the sudden are TV networks re-botting successful shows from the past?  Simply put, it’s become increasingly difficult to find an audience for shows, but if it’s a show audiences are familiar with the characters and plot, they're more likely to see it.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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