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TV Shows That Need a Sequel: Friday Fiver

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Late last week, the news broke that the Disney Channel is in the early stages of developing a sequel to classic ABC kids' comedy Boy Meets World - follow-up series Girl Meets World would focus on the teenage daughter of childhood sweethearts Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel)...

This got us to thinking - which other classic shows could benefit from a sequel series? This week's Friday Fiver weighs up that very notion - check out our picks below!

Freaks and Geeks
Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's late '90s/early '00s comedy never got a fair crack of the whip when it first aired on NBC. With Bridesmaids director Feig and Apatow having conquered Hollywood since, we'd love to see the likes of Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Busy Philipps reunited on-screen.

Following on from the original's '80s setting, a Freaks and Geeks sequel could pick up in the mid-'90s. Did Nick (Segel) ever make it big as a drummer? Did Daniel (Franco) ever get his life together? What happened to Lindsay (Cardellini) and Sam (Daley)? We need to know!



The West Wing
We doubt Aaron Sorkin would ever do it, but a follow-up to The West Wing would be must-see TV. Remember when Bartlet (Martin Sheen) told Sam (Rob Lowe) that he would take a run at the White House one day?

A show following President Seaborn, with a new regular cast and recurring roles for our old West Wing favourites, would be a dream come true. Maybe when Sorkin's done with The Newsroom?



Friends
Alright, so an actual Friends reunion has been ruled out more than once - but how about a sequel series following the original sextet's kids?

The new show could follow Ben Geller, Ross and Rachel's daughter Emma, Monica and Chandler's adopted twins Jack and Erica and Phoebe's triplets as adults, with cameo appearances from Aniston, Perry, et al. Oh, and imagine Chandler's reaction if his son started dating Janice's own daughter - larks await!



Quantum Leap
We recall rumours of a movie follow-up to this classic early '90s sci-fi drama, in which the son of Dr Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) would go a-leaping in search of his missing father - neat idea, but we'd rather see Quantum Leap return to our TV screens!

Bakula could appear fleetingly, with a new lead taking over the majority of the action as Beckett Jr - we reckon Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch could handle the drama/humour combo.



Sapphire & Steel
A follow-up to PJ Hammond's bizarro TV drama would be a right treat. To appeal to a younger audience, you'd probably have to recast the two leads, but everything else - the creepy atmosphere, the nightmarish imagery - should remain absolutely intact.

Let's get Sapphire and Steel on a new assignment. Our picks for the new stars? Doctor Who's Paul McGann and Spooks actress Miranda Raison feel like a perfect fit to us.



Do you like our picks? Which shows do you think should get a sequel? Let us know below!

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