Anything can be revived. You never know when someone will feel a particular need to revisit something that was once on air. However, here are some rubs: –Shows that get revived are beloved. They aren’t revived just because of “writing mistakes.” Will and Grace and Rosanne did not get revived to fix what fans see as a writing mistake in the final episode/season.
And yet they undid Dan’s death. That was fixing a mistake. They even returned to Will and Grace’s Original format.
Will and Grace and Rosanne got revived because they are beloved sitcoms that were groundbreaking in the time of their inception (one for portrayals of the LGBT community and one for portrayals of low income families) –Shows do not get revived in order to fix large swaths of previously written material which may or may not be “wrong.” Fans decide what writing mistakes are; not networks or even the writers. At the time, the writers chose to do a massive flashforward for W/G and to have Dan die in Rosanne. These were fixed only AFTER the fact–only after fans and critics talked about how bad they are. –The writing mistakes of OUAT are only seen as mistakes by their fans; so far, the writers and critics have little to say about these so called mistakes. –When Will and Grace and Rosanne ended, they were still ratings juggernauts. Especially compared to today’s network ratings. When W/G ended, it got almost 19 million eyeballs after an entire season of 7-9 million viewers. OUAT hasn’t had that sort of viewership in years. Rosanne is the same. The idea that OUAT most likely will get revived is..bizarre, as of right now. There’s absolutely no call for it. ABC had it for seven years; they are ready to end it and move on to other things. They have no desire to revive a show that is currently getting a .4 in the demo. It’s not a ratings smash hit and it won’t be so close to it’s ending, were they to revive.
What you told was meaningless. They did fix some errors from those two aside from viewers wanting to watch the shows. They undid Dan’s death, undid the plots of Will and Grace’s marriages and having kids, and had the show’s return to their original formats. Those were pretty much fixing up and Undoing some mistakes. Made my points. And what you told about people like the old showrunners having no desire to do any possible revival was untrue. They said they are happy to leave things open for possibilities. And they already made a hints they are saving their canceled s8 for a reunion. You missed a spot. And networks can so see the mistakes when they would bring up how they are losing viewers like saying “they are not happy with happy” and there is always fixing up if they want to bring back viewers.
If ABC is gonna revive anything, it would be LOST which is still mostly critically acclaimed, still holds a special place in the ABC history, and is still a groundbreaking TV show. In short: –OUAT is not beloved enough as it stands, right now, to get revived, at least not for years and years. –If OUAT were to get revived it wouldn’t be to fix what some perceive as writing mistakes but because there was a genuine need for OUAT’s stories again.
Who said anything about ABC reviving it? I never said anything about the network doing it. In case you read carefully enough, I hinted that it is possible that another network like Disney’s streaming service can. And in case you forgot or didn’t read any news, Disney’s streaming service gave the muppets a reboot/revival after the previous show got canceled two years ago, and it is not ABC who rebooted it. And despite no some circomstances and it not fully announced, Igor hinted that they would be happy to revive Disney’s home Improvement on streaming service (not ABC). Made my points.