6 TV shows that seriously need to be rebooted, ASAP!

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First Posted: 2/25/2015

I feel so fat and lazy when I hear someone say, “I never watch TV. I’m always too busy.”

Meanwhile, I have more empty bags of chips in my bedroom than clean pairs of underwear as a result of my last weekend-long Netflix binge. I probably have ants. I should do something about that. Sorry, Mom and Dad.

Anyways, I’m so obsessed with watching television shows that when I randomly researched what year the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was released, and found out on the the film’s Wikipedia page that there was a TV series based on the movie that ran for three seasons and 66 episodes, I spent an entire afternoon watching “Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show” on YouTube. #WhatIsLife

Given my reverence for laying in bed under a blanket of Ritz cracker crumbs and watching TV, I was so thrilled at the recent news of Disney XD’s plans to reboot “DuckTales” that I immediately took to YouTube to binge watch any episode I could find.

Watching “DuckTales” made me think about other shows I would love to see rebooted.

Here are 10 shows that should definitely be rebooted for television.

1. TRL, 1998-2008 on MTV

“Total Request Live” was the ultimate after school special in the late ’90s and 2000s. During the show’s decade-long run, it was a big deal to rush home after school to watch emerging artists like Beyonce, Britney and Eminem stop by the Times Square studio to talk about their latest project — and an even bigger deal to watch your favorite music video. Rebooting the show would give audiences what they want: Music on MTV. It would also ignite a spirit that has been missing since the death of the MTV VJ.

2. Alf, 1986-1990 on NBC

With all the serious shit going on in the world, from the war on terror to the war on drugs to the Twitter war between Amber Rose and the Kardashians, wouldn’t it be great to bring back a show so wide-eyed in nature that you could believe a lovable alien could crash into your garage and become your best friend?

3. Pee Wee’s Playhouse, 1986-1990 on CBS

Have you ever watched an episode of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” as an adult? There is so much inappropriateness that you didn’t understand as a child during the show’s original run. It needs to come back. It just needs to.

4. Kenan & Kel, 1996-2000 on Nickelodeon

Kenan Thompson only returned to the 40th season of “SNL” as a favor to executive-producer Lorne Michaels, so it’s safe to say his days on the iconic sketch comedy show are coming to an end. I think the right move for his career would be to bring back his old show with his orange soda obsessed best friend and show everyone what Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble are up to 15 years later. How great would it be if they were stay-at-home dads with crazy adventures while their wives (in my head played by Tia and Tamera Mowry) are busy grinding to bring home the bacon?

5. Rescue 911, 1989-1996 on CBS

How could you object to watching William Shatner narrate reenactments of emergency situations that involved calls to 9-1-1?

6. Strangers with Candy, 1999-2000 on Comedy Central

This Comedy Central cult-classic was about a 46-year-old junkie who goes back to high school to get her diploma with hopes that her new straight and narrow path will help her father wake up from his coma — and it’s one of the best shows that ever existed. “TV Guide” even ranked the show the No. 30 top cult show ever. With story lines such as dating the son she gave up as a baby for a guitar and becoming bulimic for attention, I could only imagine what Jeri Blank’s adventures would be like today.

With popular shows being rebooted lately, maybe one day we’ll find out what some of our favorite TV characters from the past are up to today.