Survey: Has the Public Had Its Fill of Series Reboots?

Oct 16, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A new survey finds that in an era when TV reboots seem to be all the rage in the industry, viewers may not be all that interested.

The poll by The Hollywood Reporter finds that while a few shows, including “Home Improvement” and “Friends,” do spark interest among viewers in potential reboots, they would rather see revivals — with the original cast members — than remakes with new casts.

The report notes that the poll by THR along with Morning Consult “arrives at the start of a TV season that features eight reboots or revivals airing on the broadcast networks now, plus a spinoff of a revival, and at least one more reboot due in early 2019.”

“Seventy-five percent said they would be very or somewhat likely to watch a reboot with the original cast that picks up where the original series left off; 63 percent would watch a revival with the original cast in a new storyline,” THR reports. “In contrast, only 35 percent said they’d be very or somewhat likely to watch a reboot with a new cast and storyline versus 51 percent who would be unlikely to do so.”

We encourage readers to click on the link above to THR for a more detailed look at the poll results.

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