Sunday at midnight marked end of “Arrested Development’s” seven year hiatus from the air.  A sitcom that was a fan favorite and a hit with critics, but never a ratings beast, Arrested Development was brought back from the dead by Netflix, making it the DVD rental and streaming service’s first “original” series. 

This got me thinking, what other shows would I want to see return?  Sure, there’s a ton: The O.C., Seinfeld, and How To Make It In America are a few that come right to mind.  But the better question is: which potential reboots make the most sense.

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR

This one is such a money idea I can’t believe I’m giving it away for free.  You get Jayden Smith to play a teen from the wrong side of the tracks sent to live in Bel Air; his real-life dad makes a few guest appearances; heck, even Jazzy Jeff could play the kid’s music teacher or something.  It practically writes itself. 

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000

Netflix has 600 billion movies. (Give or take a few dozen) The guys at MST3K will watch, literally, anything.  This isn’t rocket science, here.  More, understand that not every filmmaker wants their previous creation roasted and lambasted by an overgrown banking and some puppets and the list of films they could actually use in the show get reduced drastically.  But the potential for even a few dozen more episodes of what is one of TV’S most underrated gems is well worth hurting a few feelings. 

GHOST WRITER

This mid 90’s show originally aired on PBS and even though it was accessible to pretty much every American with a television, it was missed by many. GHOST WRITER was a mystery show that revoked a grip of middle school kids who, with the help of a loquacious ghost, were tasked with solving mysteries in school and their surrounding neighborhood. The nature if the show lens itself to Netflix’ binge style viewing, as kids could spend an entire day spamming episodes, tracking the cases and secretly being taught things the entire time. It’s a near perfect show for a new generation of pre teens to get hooked on, just like their parents did.

Maybe one of the big networks will take one if my ideas and run with it. Our (MUTE than likely) they’ll ignite me. But if they do wanna talk, I got 62 more episodes of The O.C. written just in case….

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