15 Actors Who Dashed Our Dreams Of TV Reboots and Revivals

15 Actors Who Dashed Our Dreams Of TV Reboots and Revivals

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Ah, the age-old question: to reboot, or not to reboot? We’ve all seen it time and time again: a beloved show or movie is brought back to life, only to be met with a lukewarm reception from both fans and critics alike. But what about those franchises that have decided to forego the reboot route? What about those brave souls who have decided to leave their beloved characters in the past, rather than attempt to revive them?

This list is dedicated to those brave few who have said no to the reboot, no matter how tempting it may have been. We will explore the reasons why Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Quantum Leap, Friends, Dynasty, Frasier, Only Fools and Horses, Full House, The Office, Cheers, Stargate, The Haunted Mansion, Punk’d, Sex and the City, and Smallville have all decided to stay in the past.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the brave souls who have said no to the reboot!

Yet another version of ‘The Office’? Apparently not.

Nixed Reboots DOS moccynot Building - The Office Ellie Kemper nixed rumors of an Office reboot. I would love there to be a reboot, but I don't think there will be. So, that's a sad answer, she said. CRACKED RECEPTION


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Scott Bakula leaps out of the new ‘Quantum Leap.’

Nixed Reboots Quantum Leap Scott Bakula won't be in the new Quantum Leap. Не said on Instagram, I have no connection with the new show, either in front of the camera or behind it. CRACKED



Friendship is the greatest treasure, truly.

Nixed Reboots Punk'd Ashton Kutcher said in an interview with Extra that he won't bring back Punk'd. For a long time, I would go out and like, nobody would want to hang out. They were like, 'I am not messing with him.' So now I have friends again-it's nice to have friends. CRACKED

Trifecta Entertainment & Media

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To be fair, if being in a bad reboot was a black mark, half of Hollywood would be out of work.

Nixed Reboots Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy said that he didn't really want to jinx Jamie Lee Curtis' Haunted Mansion reboot, with its all-star cast, since his own 2003 version wasn't all that well received. CRACKED

Walt Disney Pictures


Superman’s small-screen reign is over. For now.

Nixed Reboots Smallville Creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar won't reboot or revisit the show. Gough said, To be honest, no. I think we told that story, and they're always refreshing Superman. CRACKED

Warner Bros.


‘Stargate’s future’s uncertain, but Emmerich’s still hoping.

Nixed Reboots Stargate Roland Emmerich said a Stargate reboot isn't happening, but he hopes someone else will make a movie series based on it. CRACKED



'Fullest House': We’ll be there in spirit!

Nixed Reboots Full House John Stamos said he couldn't do a Full House reboot without Bob Saget, and they'll keep honoring him. Saget used to joke that Fullest House would be the family and me in an urn on the fireplace. CRACKED

Warner Bros. Television Distribution


It’s a fool’s errand to try and revive ‘Only Fools and Horses.’

Nixed Reboots Only Fools and Horses Nicholas Lyndhurst won't bring back Only Fools and Horses, because too many of his co-stars and the show's creator have passed away. Не thinks it's impossible to go on without them. CRACKED



Guess the Dynasty’s done.

Nixed Reboots Dynasty Elizabeth Gillies said she won't be back for a revival. It's like, you're asking me something like, if somebody broke up with you ... if they called you back... and said 'Should we date for just a little, tiny bit longer, and then should we break up again?' CRACKED

CBS Media Ventures

E! Online

Niles won’t be back.

Nixed Reboots Por - 1 Frasier David Hyde Pierce said he wouldn't be back as Niles in the new Frasier show. That whole time of my life  is deeply important to me... But by the same token, because it's so valuable to me, I also wouldn't do it just to do it. CRACKED

Paramount Global Content Distribution


Tiffani and Mark-Paul: Saved by the Bell... not.

Nixed Reboots Saved by the Bell Tiffani Thiessen was never going to be in the new Saved by the Bell. Mark-Paul  and I both have different shows. We're not a part of it. It has nothing to do with us. CRACKED

NBC Productions


Buffy’s staked her claim: no reboot.

Nixed Reboots Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar played Buffy Summers for seven seasons, but she's said no to starring in a reboot, saying, I am very proud of the show that we created and it doesn't need to be done. We wrapped that up. CRACKED

20th Television


No ‘Friends’ reboot for Marta Kauffman.

Nixed Reboots Tapes Friends Show creator Marta Kauffman said no to a reboot. Nope, never gonna happen. She added, The fear is, well, it'll never be what it was. CRACKED

Warner Bros. Television


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