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11 Reboots Of Classic Movies and TV Shows That We All Wish Didn't Happen

There were a lot of shows from our childhood that were so amazing. So many of the movies and TV shows that meant a lot to us growing up are now thought of as outdated and poorly made. At least that's what Hollywood thinks, so they keep trying to remake them.

As it turns out, some things should just be left alone. There have been so many failed reboots of classics that honestly should not have been allowed to happen.

Charlie's Angels


There was a moderate success with the movie, at least enough to make a sequel. But the new TV show only lasted four episodes before it was canceled.

Knight Rider


You don't Hassle the Hoff, and you don't try to redo his shtick. He is talking about trying to make a new version himself, but without him this reboot was canceled extremely quick.  

Red Dawn


This film had a rough go, it was delayed for YEARS before finally releasing in 2012. It tried to capitalize on two of their stars sudden spike in fame, but even Josh Hutcherson and Chris Hemsworth couldn't save this film.



Try all they might, but it just was nothing like the original and no one seemed to like it.

Melrose Place

The CW

Even though the 90210 reboot did fairly well, the remake of Melrose Place did not have the same success.

Bionic Woman


The original show was so iconic, that it's pretty reasonable that nothing was going to compare. They tried, but was cancelled pretty quickly.

They keep trying, but they all keep failing.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Warner Bros.

The original movie staring Gene Wilder was obviously a treasure that couldn't be repeated, but that didn't stop them from trying. This Johnny Depp version left a lot to be desired.


Paramount Pictures

The movie fell flat without Kevin Bacon's angst-ridden Ren and Lori Singer's almost psychotic Ariel. They tried to change the characters to make them more modern but it just didn't feel right.


Columbia Pictures

This bizarre concept of a remake just did not work as they wanted. Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell just didn't have the same chemistry as the original stars and honestly the plot of the show within the show was just not great.

Karate Kid

Columbia Pictures

This was a remake that no one really wanted. They tried to update it even though the original was perfect as is!  

Get Smart


It only last seven episodes before it was cancelled, but that didn't stop them from trying again with a movie in 2008. The movie was fine overall, nothing remarkable but not as poorly received as the show.

Do you remember any of these reboots? Do you think networks and studios should just leave shows in the past?