TV re­boots worth a sec­ond look (or not)

USA TODAY International Edition - - LIFE - Kelly Lawler

An­other day, an­other TV re­boot. Our tele­vi­sion screens are filled with re­vivals and re­makes, in­clud­ing Roseanne, which re­turned on ABC with block­buster rat­ings, the GIF-able Fab Five of Queer Eye on Net­flix and the lat­est, Net­flix’s Lost in Space.

With so many clas­sic TV shows com­ing back, it can be hard to keep track. We’ve ranked 11 of the big­gest.

1. One Day at a Time (Net­flix)

Net­flix’s new take on Nor­man Lear’s 1970s CBS sit­com is the model for all oth­ers. Fresh but fa­mil­iar, with sub­lime cast­ing and a per­fect blend of com­edy and tragedy, One Day feels as rel­e­vant as it did in 1975. Re­newed.

2. Twin Peaks (Show­time)

David Lynch ran with the re­vival of the 1990s ABC drama to cre­ate some­thing weirder, wilder and more won­der­ful. Not ex­pected to re­turn.

3. Queer Eye (Net­flix)

Bobby Berk (de­sign), Karamo Brown (cul­ture), An­toni Porowski (food and wine), Jonathan Van Ness (groom­ing) and Tan France (fash­ion) have re­vi­tal­ized the early 2000s Bravo sta­ple. Re­newed.

4. Gil­more Girls: A Year in the Life (Net­flix)

What­ever you think of the fi­nale of the WB se­ries, it was lovely to check in with Lore­lai (Lau­ren Gra­ham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel).

5. Lost in Space (Net­flix)

Will Robin­son (Maxwell Jenk­ins) is still in dan­ger. TV’s lat­est re­make is one of its most ex­pen­sive, a CGI-filled space epic that turns the cheesy 1960s sci-fi se­ries into a twisty ac­tion-ad­ven­ture. Stream­ing now.

6. Will & Grace (NBC)

Eric McCor­mack, De­bra Mess­ing, Sean Hayes and Me­gan Mul­lally slid eas­ily back into their roles. Their chem­istry and tim­ing haven’t lost any­thing since the se­ries ended in 2006. Re­newed for two more sea­sons.

7. Dy­nasty (CW)

Set in At­lanta, the splashy, steamy re­boot of ABC’s night­time soap isn’t as juicy as the orig­i­nal, but it has plenty of fun fam­ily drama and cat­fights. Re­newed; airs Fri­days (8 ET/PT).

8. The X-Files (Fox)

Fox’s re­vival of the 1990s sci-fi hit has been up and down. Its first sea­son was lack­lus­ter, but this year the show found some more ex­cit­ing, scary sto­ries to tell. It’s not ex­pected to re­turn.

9. Roseanne (ABC)

Con­tro­ver­sial, po­lit­i­cal and a hit, Roseanne didn’t re­turn qui­etly. New episodes don’t reach the height of the old fa­vorites, but it’s some­thing spe­cial when the se­ries fo­cuses on the Con­ner fam­ily. Re­newed; airs Tues­days (8 ET/PT).

10. Amer­i­can Idol (ABC)

ABC’s ver­sion of the singing com­pe­ti­tion is fluffier and more Dis­ney­fied. Lionel Richie makes a strong judge but Katy Perry is a dis­trac­tion. Airs Sun­days and Mon­days (8 ET/PT).

11. Fuller House (Net­flix)

Net­flix’s re­turn to the Tan­ner fam­ily of ABC’s 1987-95 Full House is a valiant ef­fort that has noth­ing but nos­tal­gia go­ing for it. Re­newed.

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