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10 TV To Film Reboots We Need

Veronica Mars, one of the best shows on television that no one watched, is coming back six years later — as a film reboot! Fans have been clamoring to get the show back, going so far as to send Mars bars to every producer and executives’ office. It’s finally happening, and all through the magic of Kickstarter. I’m so psyched, because the series finale ended on a cliffhanger, and a downer of a cliffhanger. Not quite as a downer of a cliffhanger as Alf, which I can’t even talk about, or I’ll start crying.

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We just weren’t ready for this.

So here are 10 TV to Film reboots we need.

10. Nip/Tuck

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Wow did this show get weird towards the end! What a ride. The carver! The nazi girlfriend! The self-circumcision! The great celebrity cameos! There was something for everyone. And Kimber. Oh my God, Kimber. Was there anything she couldn’t screw up? I need to know what happened to these characters. There were some unresolved things and I’d like to see Sean be on top for once.

9. Coupling

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Okay, seriously, now, Coupling is one of the best sitcoms of all time. It’s a British sitcom. Yes, there was an American reboot but it was diabolical. Watch the original. It’s a smart show. How I Met Your Mother was influenced by Coupling‘s unique story-telling style. They would often do cutaways or an episode from the POV of each character, or an episode with scenes out of order. It needed more seasons and the finale was disappointing. One of the main characters left the season prior, and they tried to bring him back without having to actually have him back by having him being channeled through an old woman (no, it didn’t make sense in the show either) and it was right bollocks. I miss these characters like they were real life friends. Shut up, it’s fine.

8. The United States of Tara

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USoT didn’t get a proper goodbye as they weren’t sure if it was going to be their last season or not. I hate when that happens. There weren’t any major cliffhangers but there were some things that I would have liked to see resolved. Few things are as frustrating when you’re watching a last episode that no one knows for sure is the last episode and you feel like it’s ending but you’re thinking no, no, no, please don’t cut to black, I still need to know what happens to— ahhhh they cut to black.

7. Beverly Hills, 90210

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And I’m talking about the REAL 90210, none of those fake ones. And I want the ENTIRE cast. Shannen Doherty + everyone else. Even Ian Zering. I am still so mad at how poorly Doherty’s departure was handled. And yeah, they tried to fix it by throwing her and Kelly and Dylan on the new 90210 but that wasn’t very satisfactory. The satisfaction was denied there. Let’s get this right. Get Judd Apatow to direct and do some kind of funny but bittersweet film about getting old in LA with the 90210 gang.

6. King of the Hill

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I miss King of the Hill, I tell ya whut. The finale was okay, but these characters deserved something more epic, or at least a plot that they hadn’t already done twice before. And Dale never found out about his wife and her affair. I was hoping that one day he would. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Is that weird of me? The real hitch in doing anything further with these characters is that Brittany Murphy provided the voice of the one of the main characters, and so excellently, that you couldn’t just leave the character out.

5.. Enlightened

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Just heard the news that this wonderful little show was cancelled. We’re definitely going to need a film for this one. It has a cinematic quality to it already. There’s such a beautiful cringe-worthiness that comes with watching Laura Dern’s Amy character. I’m really going to miss it.

4. Pan Am

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Pan Am is high up on this list because it was a great show that was never given a proper chance, and it ended on a cliffhanger. A freaking cliffhanger! I loved the style of this show. The lush set design, the makeup, and of course, the fabulous 1960’s outfits. What happened? Was it that American television couldn’t handle more than one TV show set in the 1960’s at a time? WAS THAT IT?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27701893 Jenalyn Brock

    Popular was a fantastic show!! It’s all I can think when I see Leslie Bibb. For your Seinfeld episode – I head every line in each actor’s voice. I love it and wish it would happen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1414950047 Jennifer Ann Tussey

    i would watch that seinfeld episode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1473492426 Mike Crowder

    Firefly!!! Oh… wait.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681961453 Carly P. Key

      I was thinking the same thing! hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525985834 Shane Saw

    This is absolutely brilliant! The Seinfeld bit was spot on. i DO however think you forgot one important TV show that should return. Party Down. It can never get old because of the premise. A new party and new supporting cast every episode. It’s fresh and genius.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652769745 Jean-François Martel

    i would love a King of The Hill movie (or TV movie, i’d take what i can get) but they would have to find an actress that can do a great impression of Brittany Murphy to play Luanne. I honestly don’t even remember the finale. I found out it was over when it didn’t come back the next season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001420128740 Pablo Fodor

    Either I did not see them OR feel like your spot on except… King of the Hill. Sadly the show began to run out of ideas and with the Death of Brittney Murphy we won’t be seeing such a reboot. Part of why that show stopped was because “Peggy” was such a part of the whole show’s dynamic. Mike Judge probably looked but its hard to replace someone who knows a character like her so well. oh btw not sure why 90210 is on here also (never really watched anyway) but I think we have had enough teenie bobber shows since its arrival.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536224902 Nina Tame

    Where is My So Called Life and Buffy in the list? WHERE??? *Sobs into my 1990’s check shirt*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=211301461 Mark Harrison

    I agree with some of these (really? Someone here knows about the UK version of Coupling besides me?); however, I must add one to this. My Name is Earl. Another show that ended on a cliffhanger, then was never picked up. Rumors have flown about a movie to finish the story, but to the best of my knowledge, they are still just rumors. Sigh…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543200769 JotaPao Aguirre

    I am so mad with HBO. How can they cancel a program that is so magnificent, as is ‘Enlightened’?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001788252628 Kayla Burns

    I would watch that Seinfeld movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000758670115 Eliot Graeme

    how could you NOT have GCB in this list?! its right there with Popular!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1002981427 Katie Sholty

      GCB was the best!!! You can’t end with Amanda kissing the hot preacher like that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126633746 Elena Deeter

    Pushing Daisies please!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000755749403 Marie Jenet

    I know 2 movies have already been made but I’d love to see a third X Files movie.
    One other tv show I would love to see in a few years is House. Or maybe Friends. But those 2 had perfect ending and I’m not sure I want to take the risk to see them return and being totally lame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=648980947 Martha McInerney Lyall

    Yes, yes, yes to a Coupling movie!! It was a completely brilliant series and I think of it every time I watch Smash and see Jack Davenport in such a completely different role than Steve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1002981427 Katie Sholty

    They did make an ALF movie several years ago. It’s hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108494885 Simone Corletto

    Yes, Pushing Dasies! (as that other girl said).
    That Seinfeld script sounded pretty realistic, but I’m not sure a movie would be good if they did one. There are some things that just can’t be resurected…having said that, I’m super psyched for the new season of Arrested Development, finally.
    And Veronica Mars movie? I’ve been dreaming of that one for years. Hopefully she and Logan can finally get together without anything disasterous getting in the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=901800390 Jessie Medlin

    Give me a LOST movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1291571962 Laura Allen

    Pushing Daisies! And I have total faith that it will happen one day! I know Bryan Fuller really wants it to!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513791729 Christina Konze

      YES. Yes x a thousand.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507773962 Michelle Grove Shaffer

        YES to Pushing Daisies! That’s another kickstarter I’d donate to…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=627260022 Ju Li


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555280663 April Taclay

    How to Make it in America too, yes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000919644687 Ollin Avila

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