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Photo via Netflix Twitter Account

Photo via Netflix Twitter Account

The Internet has been practically breaking (once again) since last week’s announcement of a Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, similar to the outbreak when a Full House follow-up was also announced. While these shows aren’t returning to their original networks, online streaming service Netflix has picked up both for new seasons set to include some of their original stars. Netflix isn’t stopping there as they are also rejuvenating the emotion-based furry friends from Care Bears with a new series, Care Bears and Cousins, as well as traveling with our favorite teacher Ms. Frizzle in new episodes of the Magic School Bus.

After the success of Netflix originals such as Orange is the New Black and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I think the streaming service is genius to bring back these TV classics for another shot. With each announcement of the come-back shows, social media has exploded with excitement and praise, confirming the amount of fans that want to re-visit their favorite TV homes.

The best part is Netflix just raised their prices by $1 a week before the announcement of the Gilmore Girls return. Coincidence? I think not. Our friends over at Netflix know exactly what they are doing. If they can offer these exclusive reunions found nowhere else, why wouldn’t they raise their prices? And, I’m sure most people didn’t even realize the price was going up because it was followed with other exciting news. Bravo, Netflix PR team, bravo .

For the time being, I think Netflix is making pretty smart decisions in the shows they are bringing back, but what happens when/if the revivals flop? They’ll have some pretty angry fans on their hands. Lucky for them, they made another smart decision in the Gilmore Girls project by including series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, and executive producer Daniel Palladino. As an avid Full House and Gilmore Girls fan, I’ll be curious to see how successful the shows are when they premiere starting next year.

The only thing that would make these revival announcements better is if the cast of Saved By the Bell was onboard. Netflix, if you can hear me, this needs to be next.

What show would you like to see get a second chance?
Caelen Tallant
Caelen Tallant
A former HMA Public Relations employee.

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