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TV Shows We Wish Would Get A Revival

Right now TV show revivals are all the rage. From Will Grace to The X-Files and even Rosanne later this month, we are getting an influx of old shows returning with new episodes. While it’s not exactly a new thing (remember The Brady Bunch, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show, Leave It To Beaver, and many others all returned at some point with the original cast), what is new is that the returning shows have been not only decent quality, but have also been getting pretty good ratings. Here are some cancelled shows we wish would come back.

Seinfeld: While this seemed like a dream that would never come true, Jerry Seinfeld recently stoked the fire by saying “It’s possible” on an episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. The series really does need to comeback, even if only for a few episodes, mainly because the final episode was so poor. At thevery least it would be interesting to see where Jerry and the gang are after so many years.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A return of Buffy could go several ways. Like the X-Files, the series was starting to get stale by the end, but after several years off (wow has it really been 15 years?) the series could have a fresh re-start. Unfortunately since vampires don’t age, it could be hard explaining how Angel and Spike have grown older. Still, there are ways around it, and people would tune in to see everyone in action once again. 

Firefly: It’s really hard making a list of this nature, and not putting Firefly on it. After all the series was cancelled before it was really given a chance, and the follow-up movie really didn’t do anything but make us want more. Yes, it’s another Joss Whedon show, but it deserves another go. 

Quantum Leap: By the time the fifth season of Quantum Leap hit the air, the stories had really gone downhill. The show had started to sputter along, and it was not surprising when it was cancelled. That being said, fans deserved better than the got for a final episode. With a disappointing ending like that, the show deserves a comeback to clean up the mess they left behind. 

Friends: They say it will never happen, and yet, the show is still one of the most popular shows on Netflix, and that’s after the series ended 14 years ago. Getting everyone together seems to be the hardest part, but something can be done to help that can’t it? Of course the ending of the series was perfect, so maybe it’s best not to mess that up.

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True Blood The Musical On Its Way

True Blood ran for 81 episodes from 2008 to 2014, and at the time was one of the most popular shows on TV. The HBO series was based on the novels by Charlaine Harris and followed the story of Sookie Stackhouse and the residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana. The series was right in the middle of the vampire craze of the mid-2000s, and still has a strong following today. Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the series, and at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles where they screened the pilot episode for fans, the creator of the series Alan Ball discussed plans for a special musical production of the series.

Ball told the crowd that he had heard composer Nathan Barr’s musical that is in development was “pretty good”. He went on to say that  “It tells the story of vampires coming out of the closet. Ultimately it really departs from the book, because people aren’t ready, and they’re too bigoted and they end up going back in to the closet.” Fans shouldn’t be getting their hopes up that the musical will be coming anytime soon though, as it was originally announced in 2014 and is still being workshopped. Ball himself didn’t say if he is involved in the project at all either, but by the way he was describing the project it doesn’t feel like he is. 

Whether or not the True Blood musical finally hits the stage is unknown at this point, but we’ll be keeping our eyes open for it.


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Ariana Grande Gets Her First Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Single With “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande has been in the news a lot lately thanks to her highly public split from Pete Davidson, and shortly after the split she released a new single called “thank u, next”. The song was meant as an ode to how her past relationships (to Davidson, Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, and the late Mac Miller), affected her personal growth. The song quickly became a huge hit, and now it’s made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 in the number one spot.

The 25 year old Grande has been releasing music for seven years now, and even though she’s had a very successful career so far, she never had a number one song on the American Billboard Hot 100 before. Once the new broke yesterday, Grande took to Twitter stating “yeeeeeee baby’s first number one”.  

The single is meant to be the lead single from Grande’s upcoming fifth studio album, which is also named “thank u, next”. Billboard stated that the single was only the 32nd in the chart’s 60-year history to debut at number one, and the first such single by a female artist in three years. The last was Adele’s “Hello” in 2015. Grande is also the first solo female to top the chart since Cardi B did it in October of last year. The single also broke Spotify’s single-day record for the most streams for a song by a female artist with almost 10 million listens in a 24-hour period. 

Grande’s fifth album hasn’t been given a release date as of yet, but is expected sometime soon.

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Gerard Butler Posts Videos Of Home Destroyed By California Wildfires To Instragram

Gerard Butler may play a lot of tough guys and action heroes in film, but on Sunday when he posted videos of himself touring the destroyed remains of his home in California, you can’t help but see the softer side of him.

As Butler walked the remains of his property in the video posted to his Instagram story, he was close to tears. In one video the 300 star said  “Welcome to my home in Malibu” as he toured the charred remains. The videos showed how devastated he was by the California wildfire, and he took the time to salute the bravery of the firefighters battling the blaze. He wrote “Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment.” He also added a link to donate money to those affected by the Woolsey fire that started last Thursday.

Butler wasn’t the only celebrity affected by the fire either. Kelsey Grammer’s ex-wife Camille lost her home, as did singer Robin Thicke. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian were evacuated from the fire struck region, as was Lady Gaga. Caitlyn Jenner was luckier than her stepdaughters though,because her place was damaged, but not destroyed. Charlie Sheen was also desperate to locate his parents earlier this weekend when he couldn’t get a hold of them, but Martin Sheen eventually responded to let everyone know he was alright. Neil Young and Miley Cyrus also lost their homes.

Over 250,000 people have been evacuated because of the blaze, that has destroyed over 83,000 acres and 180 homes already and has a long way to go before being contained. 

Photo: Gerard Butler Instagram

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