It’s not news that we’re living in the age of the revival. Shows like Twin Peaks and Will & Grace have made their way back to our screens with much success. As long as nostalgia drives ratings, this trend is here to stay.
But one of TV’s most recently resurrected successes has officially just received the axe. After Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rant against former advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, ABC announced the cancellation of her self-titled series. Many wondered how it took so long, given Barr’s many recent controversial stances.
With the vacant time slot left by the show’s second end, some celebs have thrown their hats into the ring for a shot at revival. We personally have to agree with some of them, and we have a few suggestions of our own. Given TV’s recent string of cancellations, we really need a win right now.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) May 29, 2018
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) May 29, 2018
When your show got canceled, but you’re not racist. pic.twitter.com/Do2n37Akij
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 29, 2018
My So-Called Life (1994-1995)
Although it’s been over 20 years, we can’t help but wonder what Angela, Jordan, and Enrique are up to today.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)
This show might have given us closure, but its following remains strong enough to warrant a comeback.
Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
This show was unjustly cancelled after one season. And if it picked up with their lives in real time from when it left off, it would take place in 1998, one year before the show aired.
Dead Like Me (2003-2004)
This show ended after two seasons, without giving us a proper finale. Although it concluded with a TV movie, it’s definitely worth some life after TV death.
The L Word (2004-2009)
Although this show had a pretty decent run, it left off with the mysterious death of a very important character. Luckily, the show is set for a revival at Showtime.
Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)
Another abruptly cancelled series, this one left off with a sloppy excuse for a finale, which attempted to tie up all loose ends within one last scene.
Happy Endings (2011-2013)
A modern-day Friends, this group had the best comedic chemistry on TV, even though they only lasted three seasons.
A particularly hilarious look at the lives of wealthy southern women with a perfect ensemble, this show somehow only lasted one season.
Gay fans were infuriated when this show was cancelled after two seasons. Although it tied up with a pretty decent movie finale, we’re still not quite done with these guys.
While this show’s finale special is pending at Netflix, it’s a rare, beautifully intersectional series worth fighting for.