8 Shows Set in Texas We Want to See Netflix Reboot
Dearest Netflix, please bring these guys back!
For decades, when a TV show you loved went off the air, that was it. It was over, even if it happened in the middle of the plot. Canceled is canceled. But, with streaming services like Netflix and even the glut of cable networks, shows we once thought were lost can get a reboot.
In Texas, we need look to perhaps the most popular (probably not beloved, but close) TV series in our state's history: Dallas. Even though it went off the air two decades ago, TNT managed to regurgitate three seasons of the serial drama about big oil in Big D, so we figure, why not try the same with some of our other favorite shows set in the Lone Star State?
Not many country singers get to take their careers from the stage to the small screen, even fewer in sitcom form. Somehow, Reba McEntire managed it for six seasons on the CW network. It wasn't groundbreaking, but we are thinking a "where are they now"-style reboot might be fun for a season or two.
This short-lived series was about a Mexican-American aspiring attorney in Dallas. It was written by Cristela Alonzo, who was born in the Valley, making her the first Latina to write and star in her own network show. Unfortunately, it lasted only one season, but it seems like the perfect show to reboot on a streaming network.
Roller derby gained big headlines when Whip It came out, and A&E tried to capitalize with this reality series set in Austin that followed the women of the Texas Lonestar Roller Derby. It only made it to 13 episodes because of underwhelming ratings, but our bet is if they spent some time checking out the Houston roller derby scene, this would make a screaming comeback.
5. King of the Hill
Few people knew how to cut to the core of Texas like Mike Judge. The animated series set in "Arlen," Texas (think Arlington), was a remarkably accurate, if satirized, portrait of life in a middle-class east Texas suburb. We want it back, if only to see more of Bobby and hear Hank say "propane and propane accessories" one more time.Next Page
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