TV reboots you didn't know were being made

For several years, reboots have been all the rage in Hollywood, and we've got plenty of recent proof — like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the new-look Star Trek franchise raking in huge amounts of cash at the box office. Television producers haven't been blind to this trend, and a number of reboots and revivals have also made their way into the primetime lineup and various streaming services over the last few years. You may be familiar with some of the recent offerings, like MacGyver, The Powerpuff Girls, or the new Roseanne revival, but there are even more on the horizon. We've peered into the future of television, and a lot of it looks pretty darn familiar. To help you keep track of what's headed your way over the airwaves, here's an in-depth look at some of the most interesting upcoming TV reboots you didn't know were in the works right now — or maybe even already available to watch.

Bug Juice

If you were too young during the late-'90s heyday of reality TV to watch shows like The Real World, you might have ended up watching Bug Juice instead. Produced by the Disney Channel, Bug Juice was a family-friendly reality series that focused on the lives of 20 kids from around the country who are brought together for a summer of fun and new experiences at camp. It premiered in 1998 and ran for three seasons. However, after its cancellation in 2001, the show continued to gain new fans through regular reruns on the Disney Channel.

In August 2017, Disney announced that it was reviving the series with a planned premiere in early 2018. Many of the original Bug Juice crew will be returning for the new show, including executive producers Douglas Ross and Alex Baskin. The new Bug Juice will feature kids aged 10-12 and will take place at Camp Waziyatah in Maine—the site of the first season of the original series.

Miami Vice

From 1984 to 1989, the NBC crime drama Miami Vice practically ruled the airwaves. Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as two undercover detectives with the Metro-Dade Police Department, Miami Vice soared to the top of the ratings for its unique take on the police procedural drama. The New Wave art-inspired look and rock-music sound of the series set it apart from other cop shows of the era, as did the focus on drug-trafficking and prostitution. Miami Vice racked up an impressive fifteen Emmy nominations and four wins for its first season. After its cancellation in 1989, the popular show lived on in reruns and via a 2006 film adaptation.

In August 2017, NBC announced that it was developing a reboot of Miami Vice in conjunction with production companies headed by Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan of The Fast and the Furious franchise. While no cast or official premiere date has been announced, it seems unlikely that NBC would shut the door on a show that did so well for them the first time around.

Magnum, P.I.

Along with Miami Vice, Magnum, P.I. was one of the top crime-drama shows of the 1980s. It aired on CBS for eight seasons, from 1980 to 1988. The show starred Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a military veteran who uses his unique skills to set himself up in Hawaii with a new career as a private investigator. The show collected plenty of hardware during its eight-year run, including 19 Emmy nominations and two wins.

Although rival network ABC tried to develop a Magnum, P.I. sequel series in 2016, starring Eva Longoria as Magnum's now-adult daughter, their project never got off the ground. In 2017, CBS reclaimed their once-successful show by announcing they were developing a complete reboot of the series. The rebooted series will follow a premise very similar to the original, but updated for the present. Like in the original series, Magnum will be an ex-Navy SEAL and intelligence officer, but while the original Thomas Magnum was a Vietnam vet, his modern incarnation (played by Jay Hernandez, with Perdita Weeks co-starring as a gender-swapped Higgins) will be newly returned from a tour in Afghanistan. A premiere date hasn't been set just yet, CBS, however, has committed to a new Magnum, P.I. pilot.

The Munsters

While the '60s sitcom The Munsters only ran for two seasons initially, it later found a large following through years of reruns and numerous follow-up films. Like the similarly themed The Addams Family, the show was an amalgam of traditional monster movies and family friendly sitcoms. The Munster family lives in Mockingbird Heights, a fictional suburb in California. Other than their monstrous  appearance, The Munsters was a typical family sitcom in the vein of My Three Sons and Leave it to Beaver. Despite it's silly and slapstick nature, The Munsters also broke new ground: it was the first American TV series to depict a husband and wife sleeping in the same bed. After its cancellation in 1966, The Munsters went on to spawn five different movies and also a sequel series, The Munsters Today.

While the show originally aired on CBS, the distribution rights now belong to NBC—who unsuccessfully tried to launch a reboot of the series in 2012. The failed pilot for Mockingbird Lane—starring Jerry O'Connell and Portia de Rossi—aired as a Halloween special but was not picked up for further development by the network. It seems that NBC wasn't ready to completely throw in the towel, though. In 2017, the network announced that a new reboot of The Munsters was in the works in conjunction with comedian Seth Meyers and Universal Television. The reboot will update the series for today, transplanting America's "First Family of Fright" from their old California suburb into the hipster playground of Brooklyn, New York.

The Jetsons

In the category of "Does this really need a reboot?," ABC announced in August 2017 that they are working on a live-action reboot of the classic 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Jetsons. Like the original series—which premiered on ABC in 1962—the reboot will be set 100 years in the future and follow the exploits of George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, and Jane, his wife. Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) will executive-produce the reboot, which will be written by Gary Janetti (Will & Grace, Family Guy). ABC hasn't announced a premiere date yet, but because they've committed to give the show a pilot, audiences are all but guaranteed to get their first look at this new live-action Jetsons series sooner or later.

The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling's classic 1959 anthology series The Twilight Zone has gone on to become one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. Over the years, it has spawned numerous revivals, a movie, and other adaptations. Despite the large amount of Twilight Zone material already available out there, CBS is moving ahead with a reboot of the classic series. The network announced in November 2017 they were developing a new version of The Twilight Zone in conjunction with comedian and Get Out director Jordan Peele.

CBS is planning to have Zone join shows like Star Trek: Discovery on their All-Access digital platform, but audiences might see it pop up on the network, which is where Discovery premiered.   

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Hold onto your butts, rom-com fans: a reboot of the 1994 British blockbuster Four Weddings and a Funeral is reportedly in the works with streaming service Hulu. The original movie was an unexpected breakout success, earning nearly $250 million worldwide on just a $3 million budget and racking up dozens of award nominations and wins after its theatrical premiere.

According to their announcement, Hulu is working with original Four Weddings screenwriter Richard Curtis and MGM TV to develop an hour-long anthology series based on the film. The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling is attached to executive produce, but a number of other people involved in the original movie's production have been brought on board with her. With these key figures and MGM TV involved, the prospects for a Four Weddings and a Funeral reboot actually making it are looking pretty good. MGM TV has previously created two other successful television reboots based on films—Fargo and Get Shorty. According to Deadline, Hulu could possibly make a straight-to-series order on the project in early 2018.