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You’re Not Going to Want to Miss These Retro TV Reboots Coming to Our Screens in 2021

Let’s be honest; we all need a little cheering up right now. While tubs of ice cream and doggy cuddles can certainly help to put a smile on your face, there’s nothing quite like settling down on the couch with a show that you used to know and love. But what if we told you that some of these old shows are getting a modern reboot?

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Yep, while we’ve been eagerly awaiting the Friends reboot for some time now, it seems as though the pandemic has pushed filming back indefinitely. But that doesn’t mean we’re left with nothing. These old-school shows are being given an upgrade in 2021, and you’re not going to want to miss them.

Gossip Girl

Hey, Upper East Siders…Gossip Girl here. And we’re here to tell you that this iconic show is coming back into our lives almost a decade after it was cruelly taken from our screens. This new release will debut on HBO sometime in 2021, and while much of the show will be filled with as much gossip, scandal, and high fashion as before, there will be a few changes.

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Although Kristen Bell will be reprising her narratorial role as Gossip Girl herself, this reboot will showcase an entirely new cast. These new characters will show us how life on the Upper East Side has changed since Serena and Blair were queen B’s, and we just know it’s going to be epic. So it’s safe to say that you do not want to miss out on the Gossip Girl reboot. Xoxo.

MacGruber

If you’re a fan of SNL, you’ll know that they’re not short on hilarious sketches. They seem to bring out new and exciting sketches all the time, but there are some that really strike a chord with viewers at home. And MacGruber did just that. The SNL cast first brought this sketch to life in 2007, and it’s since proved to be hugely popular.

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In fact, it’s been so popular that it’s not only inspired its own movie but also its own TV show! The MacGyver-inspired show is currently being made for streaming service Peacock, and will once again star Will Forte as the main man himself. Hopefully, the legendary Kristin Wiig will also make an appearance back on our screens. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Now this is a story all about how we loved The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when we were younger. Yep, Will Smith and his hilarious family made us all laugh – and it’s no secret that we all had a crush on Will, as well. This TV show ran from 1990 until 1996, and while we’ve all watched reruns more times than we can count, that doesn’t mean we don’t want more.

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Amazingly, more is on the way. While we watched the reboot special in 2020 and loved every second, it seems as though the rest of the world did, as well. That’s why there’s currently a two-season reboot in the works that will eventually be shown on Peacock. Will Smith and Morgan Cooper will be bringing this reboot to life, but very little else is known so far. We’ll probably love it, though.

Cowboy Bebop

Even if you’ve never watched an anime production in your life, you probably don’t need us to tell you that there are many out there that are hugely famous. And Cowboy Bepop is one of them. This Japanese sci-fi anime first came to our screens in 1997, and while it only ran for two seasons due to outrage from critics, it’s since become a cult classic.

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In fact, Cowboy Bebop has just become more and more famous as time has gone on, and this has made way for a retro reboot that we’re itching to watch. And as if that wasn’t enough, this is going to be a live-action reboot! We’ll be able to watch this reboot on Netflix when it drops sometime in 2021, but filming has already been pushed back numerous times due to the ongoing pandemic.

Dexter

Can you believe that the first episode of Dexter came onto our screens over 15 years ago? It seems like only yesterday we were watching this murderous forensic technician become a gruesome double agent. While the show struggled to keep ratings high in the last few seasons, we were all pretty upset when Dexter came to an end in 2013.

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Thankfully, we don’t have to be upset for too much longer. In 2020, it was announced that a reboot of the show would be coming back into our lives. Well, it’s kind of a reboot. This new 10-part mini-series will star Michael C. Hall back in his original role, but it’s not known whether it will be a standalone series or whether it will continue from where the show left off. We guess we’ll have to wait and see.