Why TV is obsessed with rebooting your favorite shows

LOS ANGELES — A new streaming service is trying to drum up enthusiasm by promising to reunite six beloved “friends” who last flirted and fought their way into our hearts more than 15 years ago. But don’t reserve a table at Central Perk just yet.Peacock is bragging about bringing back “Saved by the Bell,” the 1989-93 sitcom so tone deaf about teenage life that it made “Welcome Back, Kotter” seem like a documentary. The NBCU-owned newcomer, which launches in April, is also working on the further adventures of “Punky Brewster” and yet another reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.”Executives would obvi...


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