TV shows that deserve a reboot 3
Its been more then a year since I posted a list of reboots, and man what a year it has been, TV shows have come and gone, and even some shows I mentioned in previous post are getting another chance, like Young Justice and Rocko’s Modern Life, and and during that time I found more shows that, not only deserve a reboot, but also shows that I think deserve to continue in some way, like being picked up by another channel or by websites like Netflix or Hulu.
Freakazoid- A humorous TV show directed by Steven Spielberg, about a teenage computer nerd who gains superpowers and becomes the insane superhero Freakazoid. It was full of wacky content similar to what can be found in other shows made by Steven Spielberg like Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.
Batman Beyond- A Warner Bros cartoon that takes place in a future Gotham City, Bruce Wayne is now too old to fight the crime of Gotham so he trains a teenager then Terry to be Gotham’s new protector. The show was popular enough and even had plans to air a 4 season but it was cancelled before it could happens because of things like the 9/11 terrorist attacks plus CN plans on airing the show Justice League. Since CN is now making new DC Comic related shows, maybe they should start plans on doing a Batman Beyond reboot ?
Pinky and the Brain- Another show by Steven Spielberg about two laboratory mice named Brain, the genius of the two and Pinky his not so bright sidekick who make up plans to try to and take over the world. The show lasted for 4 seasons and when it got cancelled, the writers made a spinoff show where they were pets of Elmyra from Tiny Toons.
Ed, Edd n Eddy- A popular Cartoon Network show about 3 boys with the same name, trying to earn money to buy jawbreakers by trying to scam the other kids, which gets them into wacky situations. The show ran for 10 years and is still popular to this day so the idea of a reboot doesn’t sound that bad, though lets hope if CN does do it they don’t make it terrible like they have with other reboots they have done recently. An idea I had for the reboot is to have more characters on the show, like more kids that live in, or outside of, the cul-de-sac.
He-Man: And the Master of the Universe- A show that was popular in the 80s and had a reboot in the early 2000’s. I remember watching the 2000s show when I was younger and I thought it was good cause unlike clips I’ve seen of the 80s version, the show had some good action and drama in it and explained the lore on the He Man universe (like how Skeletor came to be, what the actual power of Greyskull is, and the origins of the characters of the show). I was thinking that if someone ever did a reboot of He-Man they do it something like the 2000s version, maybe the show could show new characters both good and evil on the show and have story arcs. Lets just hope the characters have half naked designs XD. Maybe they could make it more violent then its predecessors, they’re doing it for Samurai Jack so why not for He Man ?
God, The Devil, and Bob- A show about how God is disappointed about what the world has become so he makes the deal with the Devil that if the person the Devil chooses fails to make the world a better place, he will remake the universe. The Devil chooses a slacking drunk named Bob who gets into crazy situations while trying to do Gods will while dealing with the Devil at the same time.
The Boondocks- A popular series that aired on Adult Swim loosely based on the comic strip of the same name. It was about two boys named Huey and Riley who, after their parents died of unknown circumstances, move to a all white neighborhood with their granddad, Robert Freeman. There they get into weird situations with the people of the neighborhood like the self-hating Uncle Ruckus, the greedy Ed Onceler and his idiot former soldier grandson Ed Onceler the third and his friend. The show lasted for 4 seasons but was cancelled after it 4th for having poor feedback and viewing numbers. I think that since the show was so popular with only having one bad season, it should either get a reboot in the future or be picked up by another network.
Black Dynamite- An adult TV show based on a movie of the same name. The show is about the crazy action packed adventures of a hero named Black Dynamite and his friends. If you liked the Boondocks you’ll like this show as well.
Beyond this point are shows I think should be picked up by other networks.
Dan Vs.- A show about a young man named Dan with a serious anger problem. Each episode revolves around him trying to get revenge on someone, or something with the help of his best (and only) friend Chris. It aired on the Hub channel with other Hasbro shows like MLP and Transformers and was really popular at the time. It was said the show would get a 4th season and be moved to Cartoon Network but for some unmentioned reason that never happened. This is one of the shows I think should be picked up by a network, because I feel like the show was forced to be cancelled due to lame reasons and deserves another season.
The 7D- A show from Disney XD about an updated view on the 7 dwarves from the Disney movie Snow White where they protect the kingdom of Jollywood from evil, mostly from a villainous married couple called the Glooms. The show had a great charaters, as well as cast and writers on the show (who were the people who made the Animaniacs) even having some surprising actors voice characters on the show like Ozzy Osbourne and George Takei for example, and reminded me of the Animaniacs from time to time. Though with all this, the show was forced to end by Disney, even having the number of episodes shorten to speed up the series ending. For the past several years the directors of Disney XD has been cancelling good shows for no reason and the 7D was one of them for me so I believe the show should continue somehow, maybe become a show on Netflix ?
Randy Cunningham: 9th grade ninja- Another Disney XD show that was cancelled after 2 seasons. The series, as the title says, was about a high school teen named Randy who inherits the role of the ninja protector of his town. During the show he would get into wacky adventures with this best friend Howard, trying to protect his city from robots and monsters from the villains while also learning responsibility of being the ninja. The show was mostly comedic but it also had some good action in it as well as drama from time to time. I don’t want to spoil the whole ending of the series finale, but I’ll just say it ended on a cliffhanger hinting that something big would happen later on if the series had continued. Looking back at it now the show wasn’t perfect but it deserved to have ended on a solid note. Besides being picked up by another network, Id think it would be interesting if Disney XD did a sequel series to this show, maybe make a few changes so that its different from the original series, I even made a list of ideas if you are interested in seeing them, just keep in mind they were ideas for season 3 of the show but most of them can still work with a sequel series (http://commentron.tumblr.com/post/117697321128/ideas-for-season-3-of-rc9gn?is_related_post=1).
Wander over Yonder- It’s a Disney XD original about a wandering furry creature named Wander who travels the galaxy with his friend Slyvia. The series was about him and Sylvia getting into odd adventures, some which involved dealing with the galactic villain Lord Hater and his 2nd in command, Commander Peepers who want to rule the galaxy. Sadly the series ended after 2 season, much to many fans dismay. This show definitely deserves to be picked up.
Crash Canyon- An animated Canadian series that aired in 2011 about a family called the Wendells who were on a road trip when suddenly, as the title says, crashed into a canyon. They soon discover there are other survivors down there as well and soon discovered that there was no way out of the Canyon. The series would go on being about how the Wendells try and live their new lives in the canyon while getting into odd situations with the other survivors of the Canyon. The show ended after 2 seasons because “a third season wasn’t in their plans at the time”. Well given that there aren’t that many Canadian shows airing at the moment, maybe the people at Teletoon should bring the show back.
The Awesomes- An online Hulu show about a group of misfit superheroes led by the son of the originals team’s leader. The show, which has voiced actors of people from shows like SNL and Madtv, involved the team trying to learn how to work together while also dealing with main threat of the season. Though the series ended on a cliffhanger the show was cancelled due to low ratings. Though I’m ok with how the series ended, I’d be ok if it was picked up, even if it was just for a season.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt- An adult “anime” (which really isn’t) comedy show from Japan about two fallen angels named Panty and Stocking Anarchy who throughout the series, fight ghost so they can get back into Heaven. The show is pretty much a big parody of American animation as well as a parody of western media (there is an episode that just mocks the Transformers franchise) yet still good to watch when you want your immature side to come out. The show ended on a cliffhanger during the season 1 finale and since then there hasn’t been word on if there would be a second season or not. That was until I did some research on the show for this post (as I did of all of these to get my facts straight), according to this anime news network something about the show will be released on December 16, could it be about there being a season 2 for the show ? Who knows if Young Justice can get a 3rd season after all this time, maybe PASWG will.
And that’s all the shows in my opinion for now. Would you want any of these should be rebooted or picked by up by other networks. What other shows would you want to see be rebooted ?