TV shows that need a reboot

by medlocke | created - 07 Sep 2014 | updated - 07 Sep 2014 | Public

Classic TV shows that i want to see remade

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1. Petrocelli (1974–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Arnold Jeffers

Votes: 747

2. Banacek (1972–1974)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The adventures of proud Polish-American freelance insurance investigator Thomas Banacek.

Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

Votes: 1,489

3. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of an easy-going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 7,330

5. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980s music, fashion, and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami, Florida.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 24,198

6. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

Votes: 5,384

7. Crazy Like a Fox (1984–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Rough-and-tumble private Investigator Harry Fox, Sr. solves crimes with the reluctant help of his son, respected San Francisco lawyer Harrison Fox, Jr.

Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger

Votes: 579

8. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 6,796

9. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 2,288

10. Cannon (1971–1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman, Charles Bateman

Votes: 2,816

11. Hardball (1989–1990)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Charlie Battles is a veteran cop who was about to be assigned a desk job. When he is teamed with a hotshot, Kaz Kaczierowski. Together, they team up, constantly being at odds over how to handle criminals.

Stars: John Ashton, Richard Tyson, John Pappas, Barney McFadden

Votes: 197

12. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano.

Stars: Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers, Freddie Prinze, Della Reese

Votes: 814

13. Mannix (1967–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 2,902

14. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 8,250

15. Common As Muck (1994–1997)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

The trials and tribulations of a group of binmen brought together by their common love of their job.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Richard Ridings, Stephen Lord, Edward Woodward

Votes: 208

16. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks".

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Walt Davis

Votes: 1,792

17. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 173

18. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 23,225

19. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,955

20. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 3,650

21. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 7,868

22. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Howie Mandel, David Morse, Christina Pickles

Votes: 3,993

23. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 9,784

24. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a television journalist.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 8,778

25. Three's Company (1976–1984)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

Votes: 13,137

26. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 8,467

27. The Good Life (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 3,103

28. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 7,444

29. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 143

30. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 662

31. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 1,193

32. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

Votes: 219

33. McCloud (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A New Mexico deputy marshal gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

Votes: 2,935

34. Night Heat (1985–1989)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Hylands, Allan Royal, Jeff Wincott, Sean McCann

Votes: 337

35. Coach (1989–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sport

Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football.

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Bill Fagerbakke, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 6,522

36. Pacific Blue (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Bicycle officers patrol Santa Monica, California.

Stars: Jim Davidson, Paula Trickey, Darlene Vogel, Marcos A. Ferraez

Votes: 3,055

37. Robin's Nest (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton, David Kelly

Votes: 709

38. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)

50 min | Drama

Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon, Peter Kerrigan

Votes: 1,183

39. The Protectors (1972–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

Challenges abound for worldwide crime-fighting team The Protectors. Organised into a global secret society, their mission is to protect the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Starring Emmy winner Robert Vaughn "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.".

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 405

40. Brush Strokes (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 776

41. Riptide (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Jack Ging

Votes: 2,482

42. The Magnificent Evans (1984– )

30 min | Comedy

Plantagenet Evans played by Ronnie Barker is a photographer who lives in sin with his mistress and is driven around by his simple chauffeur. It only lasted for one series of six episodes ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Sharon Morgan, Dickie Arnold, Myfanwy Talog

Votes: 46

43. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of a brilliant, if Irascible, coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

Votes: 5,583



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