Why is it SciFi Only That Gets Rebooted?

Facts of Life - REBOOTED - SchadenfreudeBionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider… tons of old shows getting “retooled” with a more “21st Century” appeal. (Read: The shows are getting hot chicks, and blowing shit up a little more than the 70s/80s version of the shows.) My big question – why is it only the SciFi shows? Why are they getting all the attention? There’s a lot of old material new writers can latch onto if they can’t come up with their own ideas. I mean, I know we just suffered through a torturous writer’s strike, and I’m glad I went without any new TV for months – so it only seems right that we go through and outline some shows that we would like to see rebooted!

  • Facts of Life – 5 troubled girls living under one roof? C’mon. Greenlight it already.
  • What’s Happening – Innercity youth trying to make it through their day, in a funny, hilarious way. ReRun would get t-shirts sold on Threadless.
  • WKRP – With the way radio stations are going down the tubes to “no-DJ” formats – what if it was the final radio station with DJs trying to keep their jobs?
  • Diff’rent Strokes – An old white guy adopting a couple black kids? It’s kind of like a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” except with race relations. I think this is pretty much sold

Any others?

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