8 Old School Disney Channel Shows That Deserve a Reboot
By Hillary Bautch
Many of us grew up with TV shows on Disney Channel, planning our Friday nights around the premiere of every single new Disney Channel Original Movie. We laughed, we cried and we prayed that our secret twin sibling would show up out of nowhere, while simultaneously finding out that our mother was born a leprechaun.
"I mean, so many people loved [Lizzie],” she said. “I loved her. Honestly, working on that show, I got so strong with my physical comedy and all the things that they would throw at me."
Who wouldn’t love to see Lizzie, Gordo and Miranda back in action? Let’s just hope that if a reboot does happen, Lizzie’s little brother, Matt, will have cooled it with his pranks and troublemaking a little bit.
2. Kim Possible
Kim Possible and her trusty sidekick/best friend, Ron Stoppable, were a staple in the lives of every kid in the 2000s. Seriously, what millennial doesn’t still use the phrase “call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me” on a regular basis?
Not only was Kim Possible a total badass while simultaneously defeating bad guys and navigating the mean hallways of high school, she was a feminist icon for young girls everywhere. While all the boys were busy looking for burritos (ahem, Rufus the naked mole rat), she was saving the world.
This show was the epitome of imagination and encouraged youngsters everywhere to step up their fort-building game. These kids built a clubhouse out of cardboard boxes and it turned into a giant playhouse! What’s cooler than that?
Out of the Box host Tony James has since worked with iconic musicians like Cyndi Lauper and Lenny Kravitz, and has made appearances on shows like The Tonight Show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and Roseanne. Perhaps it’s time for a reboot starring James and all of his famous friends.
Sure, Phil Diffy returned to the year 2121 when Phil of the Future came to an end, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t come back again! Aly Michalka, who played Phil’s BFF/love interest in the series, is back in the spotlight, having recently released a new song with her sister and singing partner, AJ.
"Raviv [Ullman, who played Phil] and I keep in touch; we're Instagram buddies,” Michalka told Elle in August. “Whenever I'm in New York or he's in L.A., we try to see each other and get lunch."
So what about a reunion?
"I mean, sure! I guess reunions are a big thing now,” she said. “I wouldn't be opposed to it. It's a funny idea. I have no idea what they'd do necessarily with the storyline, but yeah, sure.
Good Luck Charlie has only been off the air for a few years -- the final episode aired in 2014 -- but fans are already ready for a reboot. The Duncan family is too funny, similar to that of The Middle, if the Heck family had a baby.
Bridgit Mendler, who played Teddy on the series, recently wrapped a guest role on CMT’s Nashville and Fox’s Thin Ice, so this may be the perfect time to revisit the Duncans.
Cole Sprouse has been busy on set of The CW’s Riverdale, which is currently in its second season. His twin brother, Dylan, just landed a role in an upcoming indie film, Carte Blanche. So, is there room in their busy schedules to return to the Suite Life after six years? Only time will tell.