Can you name all 10 of these forgotten TV reboots?

The Sixties, Seventies and Eighties will always be mined.


Who needs original ideas when the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties gave us so many fantastic shows? 

For decades, television has been recycling its most familiar properties. They just announced a new Knight Rider. It doesn't matter when you take this quiz — that statement will probably be true. Occasionally, they click and turn into big hits, like MacGyver.

Sometimes, however, the reboots quickly fade into obscurity. Like this lesser-known 10. See if you can name that reboot!

  1. Andy Dick phoned in it in this 1995 reboot.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  2. Malcolm McDowell starred in this 1998 reboot.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Which Eighties action favorite was rebooted as this crew in 1997?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  4. This Sixties series made a syndicated comeback in 1987.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  5. Monte Markham had the winning hand as this classic character in 1973.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  6. This big family came returned to television for a new generation in 1991.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  7. This 1994 reboot brought back the original star (pictured center).
     Image: The Everett Collection
  8. "Matt Doyle" and "Gus Grant" were the new officers in this 1990 reboot.
     Image: MCA Television
  9. Michelle Ryan played this Seventies action hero in a 2007 reboot.
     Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  10. Stuart Townsend revived this Seventies character in short-lived 2005 series.
     Image: Touchstone Television / ABC

Can you name all 10 of these forgotten TV reboots?

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nemalki 9 months ago
10/10, and I watched most of 'em except for #5 (which I heard about in recent years but never seen).
JDnHuntsvilleAL 35 months ago
WOW, I've never heard of most of these.
Minnie212 45 months ago
5 out if 10 This was a real challenger.
GregLemieux 46 months ago
10/10. I actually enjoyed "The New Perry Mason" back when it was on.
scp 46 months ago
9 out of 10; that Monty Markham reboot from the seventies threw me.

At least two of these weren't reboots so much as sequels.
bnichols23 46 months ago
-snort2- Pitiful. Knew them all, & only one was any damn good -- Burke's Law.
metvpush 46 months ago
Laacey you are good, 4/10 for me on the reboots....
Lacey 46 months ago
9/10 and I got the LAST NAME of #10 right.
The funny thing is that I never saw any of the reboots.
bnichols23 Lacey 46 months ago
You didn't miss much, except for Gene Barry, & even his was hit/miss.
MrBill 46 months ago
10/10; I knew all of them - easy one for me.
Wiseguy 46 months ago
It's Hawaii Five-0 with a zero. The Five-0 stands for "50" as in the 50th state. (In both series the Five-0 stands for the number 50). Using the letter O is meaningless and stupid. (And don't give me the nonsense that CBS retitled the original series (after it was off the air for 30 years) to differentiate it from the new series. Other series such as Dark Shadows, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek (the animated series) and even Punky Brewster (the animated series)* and the first ALF animated series all reused the original title with no confusion.)
*When the series went to DVD it was retitled "It's Punky Brewster as if that was the title it was broadcast as.

MarthaWashington 46 months ago
Dang, I must have missed that decade
ll675i 46 months ago
I never heard of most of these....
ll675i 46 months ago
#6s question does not make any sense...and I didn't know they had TV in 1001. MeTV needs to hire a proof reader.
ll675i 46 months ago
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jvf ll675i 46 months ago
Yes. The word came should be removed and I think they meant 2001, not 1001.
DavidBartholomew 46 months ago

Why did the Knight Rider reboot fail? Because the original was a man, alone, fighting injustice. Think, The Lone Ranger.

The reboot was a team of 6 people getting assignments from a secret government agency. Think Mission: Impossible.

If they're going to reboot, understand the show and respect the original!!
Wiseguy DavidBartholomew 46 months ago
Tell that to the Mission: Impossible and Dark Shadows movie reboots. And in both cases, the star had stated how much he liked the series and wanted to do it justice!
denny DavidBartholomew 46 months ago
There was also a Knight Rider reboot in 2008 with a man and a Mustang as KITT, voiced by Val Kilmer.
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