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Connections: Why we want to see classic TV shows rebooted

Feb 16, 2018

Will & Grace is back with new episodes, and a Roseanne revival is set to premiere next month. Plus, there are rumors of a Seinfeld reboot. Fans of these shows are excited about them returning to their screens. So why do we love seeing specific characters and shows back on TV after years off the air?

Our guests talk about nostalgia, and what the teams behind the revival shows need to do to keep their audiences watching. In studio:

  • Bob Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University
  • Kate Sweeney, TV fan and co-organizer of Ambush Rochester
  • Tom Proietti, resident scholar in media at St. John Fisher College 
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