The Legacy of Veronica Mars: Rob Thomas’ Big Goal for a Future Revival

Veronica Mars, Kristen BellYou can’t keep a good private eye down, including Veronica Mars. Yep, the beloved series about the snarky sleuth is still poised to come back to life.
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Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation Revival, Leslie Knope’s Life as a GIF and The Good Place

Amy Poehler, Aseem Batra, I Feel Bad Panel Amy Poehler is busy, but maybe not too busy for a certain revival.
The Parks and Recreation star, who can currently be seen hosting NBC’s Making It alongside Parks costar Nick…

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Frasier Revival: Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell Have One Surprising (And Genius) Idea

Kelsey Grammer, FrasierFrasier Crane could be coming back to TV very soon. A new report from Deadline broke the news that Kelsey Grammer was exploring a revival of the iconic series that ran for 11 seasons on NBC. When…

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Frasier Revival: Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell Have One Surprising (And Genius) Idea

Kelsey Grammer, FrasierFrasier Crane could be coming back to TV very soon. A new report from Deadline broke the news that Kelsey Grammer was exploring a revival of the iconic series that ran for 11 seasons on NBC. When…

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Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation Revival: “I Think We’d All Do It Someday”

Making It, Nick Offerman, Amy PoehlerBeyoncé as mayor of Pawnee? Oprah Winfrey as the mayor? Whatever it takes, it seems the Parks and Recreation cast is determined to get back together–with cameras present.
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Back to the future: The revival of old tech

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Boston’s second-year swingman was once so broken up about basketball that he became physically ill. Now, he’s breaking out on the NBA’s biggest stage.
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Could a Felicity Revival Be Taking Shape After the ATX TV Festival Reunion? Keri Russell Says…

Keri Russell, Watch What Happens LiveThe cast of Felicity is getting back together for a special 20th anniversary reunion panel at the 2018 ATX TV Festival…but is something else afoot? Keri Russell stopped by Watch What Happens…

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The ‘Roseanne’ Revival Catches Up To Our Thorny Political Mood, For Better And Worse

What begins with an unrefined, heavy-handed tone eases into a show that again tackles American affairs with humor and candor.
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Clarissa Explains It All Revival With Melissa Joan Hart Taking Shape at Nickelodeon

Clarissa Explains It All, Melissa Joan HartStart practicing those na-na-na-nas, it looks like Clarissa Darling is coming back to TV with a reboot/revival/spinoff of Clarissa Explains It All.
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Clarissa Explains It All Revival With Melissa Joan Hart Taking Shape at Nickelodeon

Clarissa Explains It All, Melissa Joan HartStart practicing those na-na-na-nas, it looks like Clarissa Darling is coming back to TV with a reboot/revival/spinoff of Clarissa Explains It All.
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Fox Wants a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revival, But Not Without Joss Whedon

Buffy the Vampire SlayerDoes Buffy Summers have it in her to come back from the dead a third time? Fox thinks so. At the INTV Conference in Jerusalem, Fox boss Gary Newman spoke openly about his desire to bring back…

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John Goodman Didn’t Really Care How Roseanne Resurrected Dan Conner for ABC’s Revival

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The Future of Veronica Mars: Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas on Current Revival Plans (That Almost Happened!)

Veronica Mars, Kristen BellIt’s been 13 years since Veronica Mars burst onto TV screens and introduced audiences to Kristen Bell. The show ran for three seasons across UPN and The CW until 2007, but cancellation…

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Roseanne and Dan’s Death: The Revival Is Poking Fun at the Finale Twist

RoseanneThe dead are walking among the living on…Roseanne. What, did you think we were talking about The Walking Dead?
When Roseanne returns after 20 years off the air, some things will be…

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An Insider’s Guide to Palm Springs, California’s Desert Revival

Where to eat, sleep, shop and play the bongo drums poolside—with sage advice from Jonathan Adler, Suzanne Somers and other aficionados of this buzzy desert town.
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Roseanne Revival Premiere Date Revealed

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Roseanne’s highly anticipated revival finally has a premiere date: Tuesday, March 27. ABC announced on Friday that the beloved sitcom will…

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Johnny Galecki Returning for Roseanne Revival on ABC

Johnny Galecki, 2017 CMT Music AwardsRest easy Roseanne fans, David is back. Johnny Galecki’s return to the revived sitcom was announced via Instagram, naturally. It’s 2017 after all.
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Deadwood: HBO plans film revival for 2018

After years of online pleads and media inquiries, HBO has finally announced plans to reboot one of its most beloved shows.
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Roseanne Revival Looks Like a Happy Reunion: See What’s Happening Behind the Scenes of the ABC Series

Roseanne, Roseanne Barr, Roseanne RevivalRoseanne, Darlene, Jackie, Becky (No. 1 and No. 2), D.J. and even Dan (yes, somehow Dan has risen from the dead) are all back for Roseanne, 20 years after the show ended. The eight-episode revival…

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Roseanne Revival Looks Like a Happy Reunion: See What’s Happening Behind the Scenes of the ABC Series

Roseanne, Roseanne Barr, Roseanne RevivalRoseanne, Darlene, Jackie, Becky (No. 1 and No. 2), D.J. and even Dan (yes, somehow Dan has risen from the dead) are all back for Roseanne, 20 years after the show ended. The eight-episode revival…

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Everything We Know About the Will & Grace Revival

Will & GraceThey’re almost back!
As we impatiently await the return of one of our favorite foursomes to our TV screens, details regarding the highly-anticipated revival of Will & Grace…

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The Will & Grace Revival Bosses Plan to Address That Series Finale Time Jump Head-On

Will and Grace, Will & GraceWhen NBC announced that their iconic sitcom Will & Grace would be returning for a 10-episode limited run in the fall of 2017, 11 years after wrapping their eight year run, fans were ecstatic…

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Twin Peaks: How the Secrets Were Kept on the Set of TV’s Most Mysterious Revival

Twin Peaks, Kyle MacLachlanFew TV productions have ever been quite as secretive as the new season of Twin Peaks.
Fans and press alike were kept in the dark, which is not that unusual, but the 18 brand new episodes…

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How the Roseanne Revival Came Together, According to Laurie Metcalf

Roseanne CastThere are two trends viewers can’t escape in the current TV landscape: superheroes and revivals. The latest revived show is Roseanne, the beloved comedy is returning for eight episodes on ABC…

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Art Review: Documenta 14, a German Art Show’s Greek Revival

Greece may be the best place to come to grips with this show’s important themes: migration, debt, fraying European unity and intolerance.
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See What All The ‘Girls’ Will Be Up To In 2067 Courtesy Of This ‘Golden Girls’ Revival

Lena Duham has talked about making a “Girls” movie at some point, but HBO’s primo Brooklynites didn’t have to wait that long to reprise their characters.

With two episodes left until the series is laid to rest, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” did Dunham’s work for her. Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa got a “Golden Girls”-style spoof on Wednesday, because obviously they’ll all still be friends come 2067, right? Elijah’s appearance is, as usual, the highlight.

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Twin Peaks: The ‘damn good’ revival TV needs

The cast is older, David Lynch is less edgy and Laura Palmer is still dead, but we need Twin Peaks now more than ever.
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Attention The Office Fans: Please Tell Your Friends What B.J. Novak Said About Steve Carell’s Revival Tweet

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Vinyl revival: Sales of LPs hit 25-year high

Vinyl sales in the UK topped the three million mark over the last 12 months, reaching a 25-year high.
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Sorry, But Will & Grace’s Revival Isn’t a Done Deal Yet, Debra Messing Says

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Why Lane Kim Won The Gilmore Girls Revival

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for the Gilmore Girls’ reboot since rumors first began circulating over a year ago. And to be honest, we were hoping for and dreaming of it for long before then. For the past year, I have read all of the articles. I’ve texted and talked with friends. I have speculated about what Rory’s job would be, the status of Lorelai and Luke’s relationship, and which beau would win our sweet protagonist’s heart (#teamJess all day, every day over here).

You see, I’ve been obsessed with Gilmore Girls since it was airing on Tuesday nights on the WB. I watched it during my high school and early college years. I invited friends over and ordered in Chinese for viewing parties on a weekly basis. Rory and I grew up together. And I was thankful for Rory. Thankful, you say? Yep, I sure was. Because I was a smart girl, too. And smart girls were rarely or positively portrayed on television during my that time. Enter Rory–a girl whose intelligence wasn’t just tolerated; it was celebrated. Her whole support system believed she was capable of doing great things.

Then, as I grew older, I found myself revisiting Star Hollows once more. See, I unexpectedly found myself playing the role of my lifetime–single mother to two children under the age of 3. So I went back to watch how Lorelai Gilmore did it–with sass and spunk, junk food, and pop culture references galore. I went from identifying with Rory to identifying with Lorelai, but my fondness for the Gilmore Girls never waned.

And then November 25th arrived. It was finally here. I actually didn’t get to watch it the very minute it was released in all of its Netflix glory because, kids, but I carved out a large chunk of time the following weekend. And I ate all of that nostalgia up with a spoon. Mother and daughter back at it again! Luke pretending to give out Wifi passwords. Kirk at Friday night dinner. And Jess and those arms (swoon).

But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed.

Lorelai is still struggling with her relationship with Luke (quite arguably the most perfect man on this planet–that monologue in “Fall,” I was definitely ugly crying, guys).She seemingly has it all–a successful business, stable relationship with a caring partner, healthy relationship with her daughter, and supportive friends, and, yet, she still can’t find peace and contentment. Lorelai does get a bit of pass, though, as she is dealing with the death of her father (R.I.P. Edward Hermann), as I’m sure that would be an emotionally trying time.

As I watched the revival, I no longer identified with Rory either. She is completely lost–she has nowhere to live, no real job, and she’s making just horrible relationship choices (especially given Jess’s arms–did we cover that already?).
Here she is living a carefree, vagabond, and arguably amoral lifestyle reminiscent of her yacht-stealing, dropping-out-of-Yale, confused twenties. Wasn’t Rory smarter and better than that? Lost and confused, she is apparently destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps with an unexpected pregnancy with a presumably absent or minimally involved cad of a father.

So you understand my disappointment–I just wanted more for my girls. They didn’t have to have it all together, but was it necessary for them to be falling apart at the seams? Had they learned nothing in our time away?

Well, if neither of the main characters strike a chord, then where’s a girl to look? To Paris Gellar, of course! While watching the original series, Paris grew on me without my knowledge and almost against my will. Lacking in socio-emotional skills, Paris made up for it in everything else. She knew what she wanted, she went after it, and she succeeded. Who doesn’t love a girl like that? In the revival, though, we see the same grim “history repeats itself” motif play out with Paris as well. While she’s a successful business woman, it has been at the cost of her marriage and family life. Much like young Paris, her children love the nanny more than their mother. I hate the all too familiar representation of a woman having to sacrifice in one area of her life in order to be successful in the other.

And that’s where our hero comes in–Lane Kim. Lane has always been a beautifully developed character who had to navigate vastly different worlds–her Korean heritage, her mother’s strict religious beliefs, and her love for rock and roll. We see her do it gracefully in the OG series, and we see glimpses of it in the revival as well. First, Lane and Zach are still together and happily parenting their twin boys. Second, she hasn’t given up on her passion–making music. Third, her friendships with Rory, Gil, and Brian are still healthy and intact. Lane has figured out how to have it all, even though, like Lorelai and Rory, the odds were stacked against her. She tells us, “Hey, girls, you don’t have to settle and sacrifice in one area of your life to do well in the other–you can succeed at all the things.” As a single mother to a daughter, a professor, a woman, and a writer, I like that message. Just as we need(ed) more positive representations of intelligent females on TV, we need these empowering portrayals of women being successful in various facets of their lives.

So if there is a second installment to this Gilmore Girls revival (and you know we all want it, Palladinos), then I’m going to be following Lane a lot more closely. Because that’s who I want to be when I grow up–the girl who has it all.

P.S. (I’ll need to see a lot more Jess, too. Just because.)

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Review: Foster shines in perky revival of ‘Sweet Charity’

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Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along — a Revival?

A couple of weeks ago, my Twitter feed included a post from The New York Times referring to SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, as a “revival.” My immediate reaction was: “Do they mean ‘revival’ not in a theatrical sense?” That is because I always thought about this show as a new musical. The original release said it was “a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along.” That description didn’t lead me to think “revival,” even though I knew the songs were from the original show. But then I saw the latest release, announcing some stellar additional casting, which came complete with an introduction stating: “Please note that when classifying the show, it is more accurate to call it a revival than a new musical.” Why was I wrong? Or was I wrong?

The March press release stated: “In April 2016… SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, will be a backstage musical telling the story of the creation of this transformative but now forgotten show.”

The August press release stated: “The 2016 SHUFFLE ALONG brings the original show back to glorious life, while simultaneously telling the remarkable backstage story of both its historic creation and how it changed the world it left behind.” The recent release also calls it “a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work.”

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant:

1) The show itself has changed since it was first announced in March. SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has never been seen by an audience — it is in development. During the time when a show is developing, it often changes. Perhaps director George C. Wolfe, who is also providing the libretto, and his creative team have changed the concept in the past five months.

2) The original press release didn’t do a great job at accurately describing the show. This is not a slam on the press agents or anyone else involved in the writing and approval process; such things happen often. I’ve frequently written to press agents after seeing a show to say: “Umm… That wasn’t really what I thought it would be.” Under this reasoning, this release more accurately describes the show as it has always been. End of story. (Of course, the argument could be made that I simply didn’t do a great job at interpreting the original press release. Others thought the same thing as me though, so at least I’m not alone.)

3) It’s part of early Tony campaigning. The Tony Awards Administration Committee decides if a show is a “revival” for Tony purposes, and they don’t have to listen to anyone else, but if a show is always framed as a revival, it has a good shot at being considered a revival.

Not having read a script or seen SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed at any stage of its development, I cannot say which of the three alternatives is most accurate. I truly have no idea. I’m excited about the show regardless. This all said, because of my own love of talking about Tony rules, I’m going to write about what it takes to be a revival according to the Tony folks and what the race is like this year.

Basically, in relevant part, to be a “revival,” something has to have played on Broadway before in “substantially the same form” or be a “classic.” The classic category isn’t particularly relevant to this column, and I’ve written about it too many times already. What does “substantially the same form” mean? That is where the Tony Awards Administration Committee comes into play — they decide.

Remember that odd On a Clear Day You Can See Forever which bore little resemblance to the original other than its score (which was augmented with a song from the film)? That was a revival. Same with the rewritten Flower Drum Song, which had two trunk songs. The 2013 Cinderella was a revival, despite having trunk songs, never being on Broadway before (oh, yeah, sorry, another mention of a “classic”), and having a nice stepsister and a title character who doesn’t truly lose her shoe. So “substantially the same form” appears to mean: “with the same score or sort of the same score with maybe some deletions and some add-ons.” Crazy for You, which was based on Girl Crazy, did win the Tony Award for Best (new) Musical, but that was all the way back in 1992, and I believe only possessed five of the songs from the original.

The first release made SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed seem more like Crazy for You, except, you know, nothing like Crazy For You. I thought it would include some of the original show but really be removed from the original show–it would be a new show about the old show, as it said. This release makes it seem simply like the old Shuffle Along with a new book, which just happens to add book scene material about the making of the show and the subsequent reaction. What the show will be in March when it hits the stage remains to be seen.

Often years being a musical revival is easily the path of least resistance — some years there are barely enough entrants to have a category. (The award doesn’t sell as many tickets as the award for Best Musical, so it’s easier to get nominated, but there is less reward to winning.) This season however is a competitive one in terms of revivals. There is the highly anticipated Fiddler on the Roof directed by Bartlett Sher, Dames at Sea, The Color Purple, and a revival of She Loves Me starring Broadway’s beloved critical darling Laura Benanti and How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. (Irrelevant, but I like Radnor’s film Liberal Arts better than Garden State.)

Of course, the Best Musical category is much more of a killer, as the juggernaut that is Hamilton exists. I got a call from a producer last week asking me if I thought it was unbeatable. My mind harkened back to a few years ago when I received similar calls regarding Matilda. I think Hamilton has more of a groundswell behind it – and it is American – but that year’s race is evidence that saying shows are “unbeatable” is not the best choice ever. (As if I didn’t know that from years of press agent Judy Jacksina describing to me how the dark musical Nine toppled the Dreamgirls behemoth.) Nevertheless, people are running scared from Hamilton. Many emails that came my way questioned whether the urge for Shuffle to be positioned as a revival doesn’t come in direct response to Hamilton mania. Honestly, prior to a couple of weeks ago I personally thought Shuffle would make it a real Best Musical race. It seemed like strong competition for the main prize.

Only time will tell whether Shuffle will be considered a revival for Tony purposes or seem like a revival to those who see it. All I know is with that team, no matter how it is classified, it is bound to be interesting. I’m excited.

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