TV Shows We Hope They'll Reboot

In the cruel world of Hollywood, sometimes the best quality television doesn't get the most viewers. And that means, despite devout fans, some excellent TV shows can get canceled too soon. Thankfully, through the magic of streaming video and DVDs, we don't have to say goodbye to our favorite TV shows forever. Here's a collection of some great shows that left the air before their time. And for TV picks we love that did get the resurrection treatment, our TV Reboots list is a must-see.

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I Love Lucy

age 6+

Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.

Network: Syndicated, TV Land (1951)
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Pee-wee's Playhouse

age 6+

Brilliant, double-edged silliness has broad appeal.

Network: Cartoon Network (1986)
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Family Matters

age 8+

Urkel and company still offer lots of family fun.

Network: Freeform, Nickelodeon, Syndicated (1989)
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The Legend of Korra

age 8+

Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.

Network: Nickelodeon (2012)
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Lizzie McGuire

age 8+

Tween sitcom gets laughs out of growing pains.

Network: Disney Channel (2001)
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The Facts of Life

age 11+

Wholesome '80s coming-of-age sitcom tackles serious issues.

Network: NBC (1979)
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

age 11+

Good-natured sitcom that the family can enjoy together.

Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TeenNick (1990)
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Quantum Leap

age 12+

Classic sci-fi series hops and skips through time.

Network: Syfy (1989)
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The Wonder Years

age 12+

Nostalgic coming-of-age sitcom still charms.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

age 13+

Teen vampire series has female role model; sex, violence.

Network: FX (1997)
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Cheers

age 13+

Laughs are on tap in this classic sitcom.

Network: Syndicated, TV Land (1982)
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Firefly

age 13+

Buffy creator's space Western entertains.

Network: Syndicated (2002)
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The Golden Girls

age 13+

Funny senior housemates crack wise; teens and up.

Network: Lifetime Television (1985)
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Better Off Ted

age 14+

Humor in whipsmart workplace satire is aimed at adults.

Network: ABC (2009)
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Dawson's Creek

age 14+

Mature, talky teens ponder life's complexities.

Network: Syndicated, TBS, TeenNick (1998)
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Daria

age 14+

Biting social commentary has mature themes.

Network: TeenNick (1997)
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Freaks and Geeks

age 14+

Stellar teen dramedy explores angst, experimentation.

Network: Syndicated (1999)
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Friday Night Lights

age 14+

Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.

Network: Freeform, NBC (2006)
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Lost

age 14+

Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.

Network: ABC (2004)
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Monty Python's Flying Circus

age 14+

Madcap, classic sketch comedy with adult themes.

Network: PBS (1969)
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