You know those nostalgic feelings you get when someone mentions your favorite shows from your childhood? Well, what if you could bring those television shows that touched you and made you who you are back? Now that would be amazing.
Everyone, from teenagers to grandparents, looks back on the television shows they watched at a young age and gush about the good times they had. When you hear the name of that certain show you adored as a child, don’t you all of a sudden get the theme song stuck in your head? Television producers recognize the beloved shows that made an impact on its viewer’s lives and bring them back, usually to the public’s pleasure. Here is an assortment of shows that Shorians would love to be remade and enjoy watching now, after coming out a second time:
That’s So Raven
Recently, the popular Disney Channel show That’s So Raven, that premiered in January of 2003, was continued in a spin-off called Raven’s Home. The sequel is about Raven Symone’s character, Raven Baxter, her best friend, Chelsea Daniels, played by Anneliese van der Pol. They help raise each other’s children after both getting divorced. When this show was first announced as a project in the works, word spread and old Disney Channel lovers quickly grabbed their calendars to mark the date it would come out. It first aired on July 21st, 2017 and many find the new season worth watching.
Sophomore, Abby Palacios, said, “The spin-off of Raven’s Home was something I thought wasn’t going to be that great because the original series of That’s So Raven was something that couldn’t be topped. I watched a few episodes and I started to think this might be almost as good as the original show! It made me happy that everything was the same and I could still get a good laugh out of it like I did the other show. I think bringing back That’s So Raven was definitely a great idea.” Palacios went on to say, “I think that it’s something that I loved to see again and to have my little sister now watch it with me because they didn’t get to watch shows like that like I did.”
Raven’s Home has been renewed for a second season.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
This American sitcom came out in March of 2005 and has been a fan favorite ever since. This show featured twin boys, Zack and Cody, and their “suite life” as they change the five-star hotel they lived in into their playground for pranks and mischief. This Disney Channel Original Series was quite popular in its day, and even carried on to become Suite Life on Deck, a sequel where the twins, played by the same actors, lived their high school years abroad on a cruise ship. This sequel lasted from 2008 to 2011 and brought back most of the stars from the original. A lot of people loved this series and would be happy to see it return.
Logan Current, junior, said, “My favorite Disney Channel show was The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. It was my favorite because when I was a kid I was always doing stupid stuff and always running around and doing whatever. Watching the show made me have fun and smile.” Many teenagers these days can relate to all the shenanigans Zack and Cody pulled off as kids, they see themselves in these characters which betters the show because it is relatable, the hardships and fun times they go through are what everyone experiences. Current continued, “I would obviously watch it again, even though I’m in high school now I still want to be back in my kid days, you know? Just relaxing and having fun and not worrying about school all the time.” Bringing back old television shows helps reconnect its viewers with their childhood, which everyone needs.
Rose Manzella agreed with Current, saying, “[The show] was funny, and just cute. If they brought it back I would watch it, of course.”
Wizards of Waverly Place
Released on October 12th, 2007, Wizards of Waverly Place centers around three upcoming wizards, Justin, Alex, and Max Russo. They come from a long line of wizards, including their dad, Jerry, who gave up his powers to marry their mortal mom, Theresa. Justin, the oldest of the siblings, is the smart and tidy rule follower who constantly tries to be better than his other siblings. Alex gets most of the spotlight, being the comedic, sweet and sassy rule breaker who loves to annoy her brothers.
Abigail Reynolds, sophomore, states, “[I want Wizards of Waverly Place back] because it was entertaining and I liked it, it was my favorite show. I would watch it again, one-hundred percent.” She even gave her opinion on what she would like to see, “I think Justin would have a family, and Alex would be single and it would be her life and job. Max would still be living at home and the sub shop would still be open.”
It seems as though most people want their favorite shows to return with the same casts and relationships. Many people would love to see their childhood shows come back, and hopefully they will.