Top 5 TV Show Revivals Perfect For Your Winter Binge!

We are keeping you up to date with all the TV show revivals you need to see, including Dexter, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, and more! 

With the recent release of the Dexter revival and the upcoming Sex and the City reboot, we were reminded of all the epic and unexpected show revivals we have witnessed over the past few years. Here are some bingeable revivals to watch as we buckle up for winter:

Dexter: New Blood

Dexter was a crime drama series that ran from the long period of 2006 to 2013. This Showtime original featured Dexter, a sympathetic sociopath, determined to use his violent urges for good. The addicting thriller ended with a rather confusing cliffhanger, leaving fans confused.

Enter 2021’s Dexter: New Blood. This mystery drama miniseries takes place ten years after the conclusion of the original series. The series is only 2 episodes in and already taking us on a ride of twists and turns! New episodes of Dexter: New Blood on Hulu and keep up real-time on Showtime, Sundays at 9/8c.

Gilmore Girls

The ever so easy binge, Gilmore Girls, was a comedy-drama series centered on the mother-daughter relationship of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. The seven seasons in Stars Hollow, Connecticut aired from 2000 to 2007, starting on The WB and then moving to The CW. The series ends leaving the future for both mother and daughter up in the air.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, is a miniseries featuring four extended episodes that each highlight a season in a year almost a decade after the Gilmore Girls finale. You can watch both Gilmore Girls and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix.

Queer Eye

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered on Bravo in 2003. The show featured a team of gay professionals, the “Fab Five,” who assisted those nominated by giving makeovers in the realms of revamping wardrobe, redecorating, and offering advice on grooming, lifestyle, and food. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004 and the final episode aired in 2007.

In 2018, the series was revived with a new Fab Five team: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness. They also switched the title to simply Queer Eye since the new series deals with more than just straight men. The show currently has five seasons and has been renewed for a sixth. The aesthetically addicting series can be found on Netflix in addition to Queer Eye: We’re in Japan, a season special exploring Japanese culture and instilling confidence in those chosen for makeovers.

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Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl was an American teen drama series that ran through The CW for six seasons, from 2007 to 2012. The series revolves around Manhattan’s elite young adults who are surrounded by the drama most adults will never experience. Following Serena Van Der Woodsen, and friends Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Nate Archibald, and Dan Humphrey, the show explores young love iconic as well as sandals. The show narrated by the omniscient “gossip girl,” received much acclaim and won 18 Teen Choice Awards.

In 2021, a sequel series, also titled Gossip Girl, released part one of its first season, headed by original executive producers. The show focuses on a new cast but in the same setting as the original series. With Kristen Bell returning to narrate, and the drama ever so heightened, fans are composed of the original fan base and a younger audience. You can catch both of the Gossip Girl series on HBO Max and the second half of the first season premieres on November 25, 2021.

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

For fans of reality TV, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has provided us with years of consistently pleasing content. The series hosted by Ty Pennington premiered in 2003 on ABC and ran until 2012. In fact, there have been many spinoffs over the years.

Finally, in 2019, HGTV announced that they would be reviving the show for the following year. Better yet, the series features Jesse Tyler Ferguson as our host. If you’re looking for a quick feel-good, tune into HGTV.

Now the hard question… which show do you pick first?

About the Author

Lily Block

Lily Block is a senior at the University of Wisconsin Madison, majoring in Economics with minors in Entrepreneurship, Digital Studies, and Photography. She is an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos. Lily enjoys drag shows, etch-a-sketching, and all things reality tv!