Roseanne Conner’s return to her famed couch may be bringing discomfort to some. But it’s heartening to another group: the many television insiders with 1990’s revivals in the pipeline. For the past year or so, television has been engaged in a quiet bid to resurrect the 90’s. Murphy Brown and her “FYI” team will be prepping new investigative stories for CBS this fall. Will & Grace, who began hearting and hugging in September, will continue doing so on NBC not only for a second but a third season. TV celebrity Snoop Dogg sees revivals like comfort food and thinks people need comfort food right now. Revival creators say they appeal to adults who spent their formative years watching these shows and their children who are now old enough to enjoy them. An alternate tv executive’s opinion on revivals? If the finale was a beautiful moment in time, let it stay there and live in its nostalgia and its nostalgic universe… in other words, maybe just leave them there?
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