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TVLand 101: TV Show Reunions

Television executives struggle to find ways to grab viewers and in the 80′s a lot of networks wanted to cash in on the successes they had in the golden age of television.  The idea of writing movies based on classic TV characters ran rampant. They would format them like a “where-are-they-now?” and would reunite full casts of random TV series. As we progressed through the 90′s even fully updated series would surface.  It wasn’t until the mid 2000′s did this practice seem to fade out and now 1 or 2 will surface every couple of years, but sadly these good old days seem to be over. Here is comprehensive list of Television Reunion Films:

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My Three Sons/Partridge Family Reunion (November 25, 1977)

Five years after My Three Sons was cancelled they are back and this time joining Davis Cassidy and Shirley Jones in this one time aired special.

Father Knows Best Reunion (1977)

Father Knows Best Reunion was one of the most beloved situation comedies of the 1950s. Happily, all the cast members of the original FKB were still around to show up in this  TV-movie reunion. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Jim and Margaret Anderson (Robert Young and Jane Wyatt), the Anderson kids interrupt their busy adult schedules to attend the festivities. To bring you up to date, Betty (Elinor Donahue), aka “Princess,” is now a widowed mother; Kathy (Laurin Chapin), better known as “Kitten,” is a single woman dating an older man; and Bud (Billy Gray) is a motorcycle racer. Intended as the pilot for a new series, Father Knows Best posted good ratings when it was first telecast May 15, 1977, but sponsor and network interest were not forthcoming.

Father Knows Best: Home For Christmas (1977)

Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas was the second of three TV pilot films for a proposed (and abandoned) revival of the 1950s sitcom classic Father Knows Best. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Laurin Chapin reprise their old TV roles as the Anderson family. Jim and Margaret Anderson (Young and Wyatt), facing the prospect of celebrating Christmas alone, are further depressed by the possibility of having to sell their home. Their children Betty, Bud and Kathy (Donahue, Gray and Chapin), now grown and pursuing their own lives, drop what they’re doing to rally around their parents. Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas was slightly more realistic than its 1950s inspiration, but Sentiment wins out over Truth once more.

The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary (1991)

The entire cast assembled for the one-hour clip show The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary in 1991, which finds the show’s characters in the present day. This show is set in Chicago, in the same apartment and office that Bob Hartley had in his 1970s show—the move to Oregon is never mentioned. Viewers are left to assume that either the move never actually took place or that, if it did take place, the Hartleys quickly moved back to Chicago and resumed their life there.

During the course of the show, one of the things the characters did was analyze Bob’s dream. During the discussion, the Hartleys’ neighbor Howard Borden (Bill Daily) recalled, “I had a dream like that once. I dreamed I was an astronaut in Florida for five years,” as scenes from I Dream of Jeannie featuring Daily were shown.

Dobie & Shaggy (I mean, Maynard)

It is nearly a generation since we’ve visited Dobie Gillis, and the middle-aged Dobie is nothing like he was as a youth, having has sown all of his wild oats. He’s settled into the predictable adult life, married to the reliable Zelda (who was chasing him all through high-school), and assumed his father’s role of running the family variety store. All of a sudden, key industries in the town shut down, putting hundreds out of work and severely threatening the local economy. Dobie, as head of the town council, is looked upon to lead the town out of this desperate crisis. When all seems lost, life-long friend Maynard G. Krebs appears, representing an old acquaintance who has a strange demand.

Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees (1997)

This hour-long special that aired on ABC finds Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike looking back on the old days (with a medley of their hits) and promoting their 1996 CD “Justus” with 3 music videos from it

The Return of The Man From UNCLE (1985)

When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

Available On DVD Here

The Love Boat a Valentines Day Voyage (1990)

Movie version of the original TV series follows the show’s format of multiple stories blended together. The lead story involves the ship’s bookkeeper who becomes the driver by accident for a trio of jewel thieves. A suspended police lieutenant trails the group onto the boat in disguise. The ship’s captain, reclusive since his wife’s death, is pushed by his daughter to return to the hotel in Bermuda where the couple originally honeymooned. The new cruise director sets her eyes on a passenger who is a TV star, but another ship employee is interested in her. Doc has to care for the pregnant wife of the ship’s chief executive.

Return To Mayberry (1986)

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.

Available on DVD in the Complete series Box-set Here

Wild Wild West Revisited (1979)

In the year 1885. After years of retirement West is called in from his Mexican home, and Gordon is taken off the road as a Shakespearean actor to track down and arrest Dr. Michelito Loveless, Jr. The evil son of their most famous opponent has kidnapped the heads of state of countries from around the world and replaced them with duplicates under his control. West and Gordon must stop him before President Cleveland is replaced, but the job won’t be easy as the mad scientist has at his disposal a wide assortment of advanced weapons-ranging from robots to atomic bombs.

Available on DVD in the Complete Series Box-set Here

More Wild Wild West (1980)

West and Gordon only want to remain in retirement, but the secret service is determined to use their expertise. They are convinced to stop another mad scientist, this time Albert Paradine, an evil genius who can become invisible at will and now plans to take over the world.

Available on DVD in the Complete Series Box-set Here

The Return of the Mod Squad (1979)

Three undercover detectives who once worked together are called back to team up again after several attempts are made on the life of their former commander. However, they soon discover that the attempts were a ruse to draw them out, and that they are the real targets of the would-be killer.

Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992)

Mike Stone’s back and his old partner, Steve Keller, is missing. So Mike heads up an investigation. At the same time, he is investigating another brutal murder. And he is trying to decide which of two inspectors shall he recommend for the position of Lieutenant; a woman who has a “Dirty Harry” tendency or a man who reminds him of Steve Keller.

Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)

A reunion of the surviving cast members from the original 1961-1966 TV series finds Alan Brady wanting Rob and Sally to collaborate on a eulogy for him before he dies.

The ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ was also remade starring Dick himself and son, it was simply called ‘The New Dick Van Dyke Show’ lasting 3 years (1971-1974)

Rescue From Gilligans Island (1978)

The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.

Available on DVD Here

Castaways on Gilligans Island (1979)

The Castaways finally get permanently rescued and they turn their island home into an exclusive resort.

Gomez & Tish in Technicolor!

Halloween With the Addams Family (1976)

Gomez’s brother, Pancho, is staying with the family while Gomez goes to a lodge meeting in Tombstone, Arizona. Gomez is jealous of his brother, who once courted Morticia. Halloween is nigh, and Pancho tells the legend of Cousin Shy, who distributes gifts and carves pumpkins. A gang of crooks have bugged the Addams’ home and plan to take advantage of Gomez’s absence to steal the family fortune. The lead crook “Bones” Lafferty sends an associate named Mikey to investigate. Wednesday (Senior) is home from music academy, where she studies the piccolo (she breaks glass with it). Pugsley (Senior) is home from Nairobi medical school, where he is training to be a witch doctor. Mikey panics and flees after treading on the tail of the family’s pet lion Kitty Kat. The crooks have a fake Gomez and Morticia to help in their plans, along with two strong-arm goons, Hercules and Atlas. Gomez returns home for the Halloween party and trimming of the scarecrow.

Available on VHS Here

Eight Is Enough Family Reunion (1987)

Years have passed, and all the Bradfords, with the exception of Nicholas, have moved out of their Sacramento home and started their own lives. They get together for their father’s birthday celebration, and bind together to solve a crisis at his place of employment. Written by Phil Fernando

This made for television movie reunites the Bradford family from the hit series. In the movie, the patriarch, Tom Bradford is turning 50 and his wife Abby is planning a major celebration. Which includes bringing all of the children together. But a few things might put a damper on the celebration, one of them is Tom’s uneasy relationship with Tommy, and the fact that Tom wants to sell their house. It seems that a publishing company wants to buy the newspaper that Tom has worked faithfully for, for years. Now this company specializes in tabloid journalism and plans to lay off most of the papers’ loyal and hardworking staff. So Tom decides to buy the paper, and he needs every cent he can get his hands on.

Eight Is Enough Wedding (1989)

This second made-for-television reunion film finds eldest son David on the brink of marriage to a divorcee. However, some of his sisters would prefer to see a reunion with his ex-wife Janet.

Still The Beaver (1983)

This movie reunites most of the members of the Cleaver clan, Wally, June, and of course, the Beaver. Their father Ward has passed away. Wally’s married to Mary Ellen and a successful lawyer and has everything to make his life complete except for a child. The Beaver is married but unfortunately is still the same which is why his wife threw him out. With nowhere else to go, he goes home. And he also decides that he wants to raise his children, in his hometown of Mayfield. His wife, who decides that she hasn’t done anything in her life, decides to become a veterinarian, but she can only go to school out of the country, so she let’s Beaver have the children. So he brings his sons there and they are not exactly impressed with Mayfield and feel that they were dumped there, and bond more with Wally than with their own father. They also have to deal with Eddie Haskell, who has gone from nasty to crooked. It’s a good thing they still have their mom.

It served as a pilot for the “New Leave It To Beaver” and was produced by Walt Disney Productions and aired as part of the “Disney Sunday Movie”

A Day For Thanks On Walton’s Mountain (1982)

Most of the family plans to be away for Thanksgiving, and this leaves Elizabeth feeling sad. However, John-Boy has writers block and leaves his girlfriend Jane in NY and comes back to Walton’s Mountain with Jason. At Olivia’s insistence, John decides to come home for Thanksgiving and Drew comes home to Elizabeth. John-Curtis is always worrying Mary-Ellen, because he is playing with a “friend” down by the pond….who is that friend? The movie closes with the family at the Thanksgiving Day table, remembering those who can and can’t be there. NOTE: While John-Boy returns to the show in this TV Movie, his role is still played by Robert Wightman

Available on DVD Here

A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain (1982)

Erin and her boyfriend Paul Matthews Northridge decide to get married, and why not on Valentine’s Day? Cindy and Ben are expecting their second child, and Mary Ellen is in Medical School studying to be a doctor. Jonesy is about to open his veterinary clinic and Corabeth is playing matchmaker to the reverend, Tom Marshall. The entire cast is reunited except for Michael Learned and Richard Thomas.

Available on DVD Here

Mother’s Day on Walton’s Mountain (1982)

Mary Ellen and Jonesy are getting married, but an accident occurs that postpones the honeymoon. Will all be well? Cindy’s wealthy mother shows up, making Ben feel like an inadequate father and husband, while their baby is born…..but is it too early? Aimee also returns but has she changed? Olivia Walton makes a special appearance.

Available on DVD Here

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)

We are suddenly catapulted from the late forties and into the early sixties with this very special Walton reunion movie. John-Boy, played by Richard Thomas, is in New York City working as a television reporter and trying to persuade his fiance to marry him. Everyone comes home for Thanksgiving, bringing their multiple problems with them; including Jason and Toni who are married by this time. Grandma is also home, and John and Ben are arguing about the mill. And the assassination of JFK devastates the country and keeps the family away from each other for Thanksgiving…..or does it? NOTE: This is the first time that the entire original cast is reunited, except for Will Geer who passed away during the series original run.

Available on DVD Here

A Walton Wedding (1995)

Picking up where the last TV Movie left off. John-Boy is back in New York, and he and his fiance, Janet, decide to get married there. Yet, the wedding arrangements drive John-Boy crazy and he returns to Walton’s Mountain to relax and fill in some gaps he thinks his new story has. Olivia wants to go back to school, enrolls in Boatwright University, and is met with some resistance because of her age and gender. Yet, all eventually ends well with a wedding celebration that reunites the entire original cast once again.

Available on DVD Here

A Walton Easter (1997)

The year is 1969, and we see man walking on the moon for the first time. John-Boy and Janet make plans to return home for his parents 40th Wedding Anniversary, and Elizabeth returns home and announces to Drew that she is back to stay. However, she is dismayed when she finds he did not wait for her and has a new girlfriend. The Baldwins want to pass on their “Recipe” to someone so it will be made after their death, and problems and new people enter the lives of the Waltons as usual. This movie marks the end of the series, and is a must-watch. I won’t give away the ending here, as you want to enjoy it if you haven’t already seen it.

Available on DVD Here

Perry Mason Returns (1985)

Dean Hargrove and Fred Silverman resurrected the Perry Mason character in a series of TV movies for NBC. Hargrove and Silverman brought back the two surviving stars of the TV series – Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale (reprising their roles as Mason and Della Street respectively) – for the first tele-film, Perry Mason Returns; Mason, now an appellate court judge, resigns his position to successfully defend his secretary Della on murder charges. William Katt (Hale’s son) was cast as Paul Drake, Jr. (William Hopper, who played private investigator Paul Drake in the original television series, had died years earlier; Hopper’s photograph appears on Paul Drake Jr’s desk). In the later TV movies, Mason used the services of attorney Ken Malansky (played by William R. Moses).

Because of lower production costs, many of the later TV Movies were filmed and set in Denver, Colorado rather than Mason’s traditional locale of Los Angeles, California. Although set in Colorado, a courtroom wall shown at the end of the opening credits bears a Seal of Los Angeles County, California.

The Perry Mason series of TV movies continued until Burr’s death from kidney cancer in 1993. The episode entitled The Case of the Killer Kiss was Burr’s final portrayal of Mason. The episode aired after his death, and was dedicated to Burr’s memory. Thereafter, the title of the series was changed to A Perry Mason Mystery and starred either Paul Sorvino or Hal Holbrook as lawyers and friends of Mason. Hale continued her role as Street, while Mason was ostensibly out of town. The entire list of Perry Mason Movies are as follows:

The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986), The Case of the Shooting Star (1986), The Case of the Lost Love (1987), The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987), The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987), The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (1987), The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988), The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988), The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989), The Case of the Musical Murder (1989), The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989), The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990), The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990), The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990), The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990), The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991), The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991), The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991), The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991), The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992), The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992), The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992), The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993), The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993), The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993).

After Raymond Burr’s death four movies were produced in a series entitled A Perry Mason Mystery, in which Barbara Hale continued to star as Della Street:

The Case of the Wicked Wives (1993), starring Paul Sorvino as Anthony Caruso, The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994), starring Hal Holbrook as “Wild Bill” McKenzie, The Case of the Grimacing Governor (1994), again starring Holbrook in the same role, & The Case of the Jealous Jokester (1995), again starring Holbrook.

Return Of Ironside (1993)

Chief Ironside has just retired and is looking forward to running his vineyard with his wife. But his retirement is interrupted when his old friend and colleague Ed Brown, who is now working for the Denver police department comes to him and asks him to fill in the vacancy left by the untimely death of the Chief. Ironside does so but with condition that it will only be temporary. But things are further complicated when Suzanne Dwyer the daughter of his old friend and colleague, Eve Whitfield is the prime suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, Mike Quinn, whom she suspected was seeing someone else. Though Ironside refuses to believe that Suzanne is guilty; the evidence is all against her. So, Ironside’s other old friends, Mark Sanger and Fran Belding come to Denver to help. It also seems that this whole matter could be connected with previous Chief’s (death) murder, and also seems that someone in the department is responsible.

Available on DVD Here

I Dream of Jeannie 15 Years Later (1985)

A seemingly ageless Barbara Eden reprises her role from the 60s sitcom as a genial genie married to her mortal astronaut master. Jeannie, who seems to have discovered women’s lib since we last saw her, is anxiously awaiting husband Tony’s retirement from the space program, so he can be at home more to help her raise their teenaged son, TJ. But Tony’s agreement to undertake one more space mission threatens their marriage, and even his life.

Available on DVD Here

I Still Dream Of Jeannie (1991)

Jeannie is back and thanks to an extended absence from the planet,Tony is liable to lose her permanently.His space mission has kept him away from earth for months and with no word on his return Jeannie has to find a temporary Master. Jeannie’s evil twin found a loophole in Genie Law, so Jeannie has a fortnight to come up with this temporary master. In the meantime her sister sets up a few distractions to take her mind off her predicament, anything to keep her from keeping Tony.

Get Smart Again (1989)

A proposed pilot for a new TV series, this movie once again reunites the original cast. Maxwell Smart is called back to duty as KAOS is back causing trouble again, this time with a ‘weather machine’. Although instructed to keep his mission secret from his wife, 99, Max can’t keep hiding from her forever, and soon the two are working together again.

This was followed up by the TV series “The New Get Smart” (1995)

Available on DVD Here

Gunsmoke Return to Dodge (1987)

Twelve years after gunslinger Will Mannon is sent to prison, he is paroled. He has sworn to revenge himself by killing Matt Dillon and the judge who sent him there. Fellow prisoner, and old friend of Dillon’s, Jake Flagg, tries to convince the warden to temporarily release him so he can warn Dillon, but is refused. Flagg breaks out and is being hunted for the murder of the warden. Dillon, hearing of this, sets off to track his old friend down. In the meantime, Mannon shows up in Dodge and begins terrorizing Miss Kitty. This is the first of five TV-movies recalling the later escapades of Matt Dillon after retiring as the marshal of Dodge City, Kansas.

Available on DVD Here

This served as a pilot for a series of Gunsmoke films: The Last Apache, To The Last Man, The Long Ride, One Man’s Justice

Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988)

This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons. Ben and Hoss have passed on, and Little Joe is MIA; he went with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing. Ben’s brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe’s wife Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back fom the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright and is now the ranch foreman, and is not exactly on good terms with Aaron. Aaron has allowed a mining company access to mine on the Ponderosa, but the man in charge has other ideas. And Hoss’ son Josh whom no one has seen before, has come to the Ponderosa to kill Hoss cause he thinks Hoss deserted him and his mother not knowing that Hoss died before he could go back to bring his mother back to the Ponderosa.

Available on DVD Here

It was followed by Bonanza The Return and Bonanza Under Attack

Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994)

The famed P.I. works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford’s omnipresent “friend” Angel, and Rockford’s ex-wife Kit, a lawyer who represents the children.

It was followed by a series of 2 hour tele-films:

The Rockford Files – A Blessing in Disguise (1995), The Rockford Files – If The Frame Fits… (1996), The Rockford Files – Godfather Knows Best (1996), The Rockford Files – Friends and Foul Play (1996), The Rockford Files – Punishment and Crime (1996), The Rockford Files – Murder and Misdemeanors (1997) & The Rockford Files – If it Bleeds, It Leads (1999).

Cagney and Lacey: The Return (1994)
This is the first of the made-for-TV movies staring the duo from the series. Chris is married and is having a retirement party for Lt. Samuels that Mary Beth feels uncomfortable attending since Chris is now rich and Mary Beth is not. Harvey has a heart attack at the party. Chris works for the D.A.’s office.

Then there’s a plot revolving a round a bunch of thugs stealing a lot of weapons. Marcus Petrie is suspected of being involved which then brings Cagney into the investigation. She gets Mary Beth to help her. There’s also someone from Cagney’s past involved, someone she really doesn’t like.

Available on DVD Here

This was followed by a series of tele-films:

Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions (1996), Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (1995), and Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (1995).

Return Of The 6 Million Dollar man (1987)

Steve Austin is approached by his former boss, Oscar Goldman to help him track down a group of criminals that he once took down. Steve is a little hesitant to do it. He is also approached by some men who know his son, Michael, who is an Air Force pilot. It seems that after his mother died, Steve has not seen him since. And it also seems that he is taking some very big risks and his commanding officer, thinks that Steve can talk some sense into him. Steve than also meets up with his old girlfriend, Jaime Sommers, whom he has not exactly gotten over and would like to hook up with her again but is not sure if that’s prudent. When his son’s plane crashes, Steve offers to take the assignment, if Oscar authorizes Rudy Wells to operate on his son.

Bionic Showdown(1989)

Steve and Jamie(Lee Majors & Lindsey Wagner) get a new assistant who is younger and faster than they are. There’s Kate Mason(Sandra Bullock), the first volunteer to become bionic. Jamie has to teach her the ins and outs of using her new found powers.

Bionic Ever After (1994)

Steve Austin and Jamie Summers are about to get married. However, before they can something is happening to Jamie; it seems like her bionics are failing and no one knows what’s wrong with her. It seems that someone has been doing something to her, who and why? At the same time an old friend of Steve’s is being held prisoner by some terrorists and Steve, needing to take his mind of Jamie, offers to go and help.

Munsters Go Home (1966)

Herman discovers he’s the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums because he wasn’t named Lord Munster. An on-board romance had blossomed between Marilyn and Roger, but on land Marilyn discovers Roger’s family holds a longstanding grudge against the Munsters. Herman upholds the family honor in an auto race; he and Grandpa also unlock “the secret of Munster Hall.

Available on DVD Here

Munsters Revenge (1981)

The owner of a wax museum has an exhibit dedicated to the Munsters. When he uses robots that look like Herman and Granpa to pull a jewelry heist, everyone thinks that the real Herman and Grandpa did it. They must prove their innocence and uncover the real thieves

Available on DVD Here

Here come The Munsters (1995)

The Munsters come to America to search for Herman’s brother-in-law Norman Hyde, only to find out that he has turned himself into Brent Jekyll, who is running for congress, and Grandpa must make a formula to change Norman back. Written by Dylan Conner

In Transylvania, a raged crowd expels the Munster family from their castle. While escaping from the villagers, Herman finds a piece of a letter from his sister Elsa Munster Hyde and his brother-in-law Norman Hyde from North America and the family decides to travel to California. When they meet their niece Marilyn, they are informed that Norman is missing and his wife is in coma due to her loss. Over the next days, the Munster family faces problem with the adaptation in the new country: Lily meets her snoopy neighbors; Grandpa researches in the laboratory for a cure for Elsa and finds a videotape that shows what has happened with Norman; and Eddie goes to the school and has problem with the local bully. When the candidate to the Senate Brent Jekyll arrives in the location in campaign, Grandpa discloses the truth about the past of the bigotry candidate.

In this movie the original cast only make cameo appearances.

Return Of The Beverly Hillbillies (1981)

The government wants Granny’s “white lightning” recipe as a potential solution to the energy crisis. Jane Hathaway, now working for the government, tries to track down a sample which brings her back into contact with the Clampetts.

Available on DVD Here

Return To Green Acres (1990)

Mr. Haney joins forces with a greedy land developer with plans to trick the citizens of Hooterville into selling their farms cheap so as they can bulldoze the town and rebuild it into an industrial city. During all of this, Oliver Douglas (Eddie Albert) and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor) are growing tired of Hooterville and move back to New York, only to find that New York doesn’t mean the same to them as it once did. It is not their home anymore; Hooterville is their home, and with the help of their Hooterville friends, they return to that beautiful farm town to try and save it.

Available on DVD Here

Brady Girls Get Married (1981)

Jan and Marcia have met the men of their dreams and decide to tie the knot. They agree to hold the weddings together in the family’s backyard, but fight over whether to have a modern ceremony or a traditional one. Can the marriages be saved? All of the original cast members (except cousin Oliver) put in a return appearance.

It also spun off a short lived series “The Brady Brides”

A Very Brady Christmas (1988)

Almost 20 years after the start of the original “Brady Bunch”, the kids are grown up and have kids of their own. Everyone is having a wonderful time back at the family house for Christmas, until Mike learns of a structural problem in one of the buildings he designed. As he is inspecting the problem, the building collapses, trapping him inside. As the whole family waits by the pile of rubble, they fear the worst. Will Dad be all right?

It also spun off a short lived series called “The Bradys”

Available on DVD as part of the complete series box-set Here

Return To The Bat Cave (2003)

Adam West and Burt Ward are taken on a crazy adventure when the Batmobile is stolen from a car museum and they must track down the thief and return it. After solving a puzzle, they realize that the clues to finding the fiend who stole the Batmobile are hidden in their past. During the search, they flashback to their three seasons in tights, including their many sexual escapades. Ultimately they find the Batmobile, but get caught in the villain’s lair. Tied to dynamite, will Adam and Burt get out in time? Tune in next time…same bat time…same bat channel!

Available on DVD Here

Patty Duke Still Rockin in Brooklyn Heights (1999)

The original cast members from the classic television series resurrect their characters, including Patty Duke in her legendary dual role as identical cousins Patty and Cathy Lane. This time the family reconvenes in New York in order to surprise Patty, and end up battling her old arch-nemesis Sue Ellen, who is intent on having the high school torn down.

Available on DVD as part of the complete series box-set Here

Macgyver Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994)

While searching for artifacts relating to the lost city of Atlantis, MacGyver and Professor Atticus uncover a lost amulet that holds the key to the location of the lost ark which contains the flame of Atlantis. Looking for more funding Atticus is laughed out of town and strikes out alone with MacGyver’s help. They uncover the ark but the theft of the amulet reveals that they are up against Lord Cyril Cleeve who seeks the treasure for himself to add to his riches and get him into the history books.

Available on DVD Here

Macgyver:Trail To Doomsday (1994)

A close friend of MacGyver is murdered. In searching for a reason for this assassination MacGyver discovers a secret nuclear weapons plant right in the center of Britain.

Available on DVD Here

Doctor Quinn Revoloutions(1999)

As Colorado Springs’ Commisioner, Sully opposes a deal to mine for copper to make electricity. In order to sway Sully’s decision, Mr. Garrick threatens Sully. Sully and Michaela’s daugther, Katie, is then kidnapped while the town celebrates Michaela’s birthday. The search for Katie takes Sully, Micheala, and their friends on an adventure through Mexico that is filled with danger at every turn.

Available on DVD Here

Doctor Quinn The Heart Within (2001)

Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen’s graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela’s mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs complete bedrest. Colleen must face the fact that a woman doctor will not be welcomed at any Boston medical office. Brian gets a job while everyone is busy with Colleen’s graduation and his Grandmother’s failing health.

Available on DVD Here

Murder She Wrote South By Southwest (1997)

Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She shares a table in the dining car with a woman who subsequently vanishes, leaving her purse on the table. Then a message is announced for the woman and Jessica accepts it. This leads to an attack in her compartment and a demand for ‘it’. She has no idea what ‘it’ is and is rescued by a man claiming to be a journalist. The plot thickens. She is warned away by an FBI man, but continues to follow her clues to Agua Verde where the woman apparently lives. The plot twists and turns as she delves deeper in a most devious mystery.

This spawned a series of TV 2 hour tele-films Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000),Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man(2001),and Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003). All are available on DVD Here

Columbo goes to the Guillotine (1989)

An egocentric psychic murders his old mentor, a magician charged to expose him as fraud, by beheading him while he’s rehearsing his guillotine trick.

Available on DVD Here

This spawned a series of reunion movies Murder, Smoke and Shadows,Sex and the Married Detective, Grand Deceptions, Murder, A Self Portrait,”Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health”, “Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star””Death Hits the Jackpot” “No Time to Die” “A Bird in the Hand” “It’s All in the Game” “Butterfly in Shades of Grey” “Undercover”,”Strange Bedfellows”,”A Trace of Murder””Ashes to Ashes”,”Murder with Too Many Notes” “Columbo Likes the Nightlife”

Hart To Hart Returns (1993)

Stefanie Powers and Robert Wagner return as Jennifer and Jonathan Hart, married private eyes who in this made-for-TV movie interrupt their carefree lives to investigate a group of corrupt government contractors. After the Harts house is set on fire, the investigator is murdered and Jonathan is framed for the killing.

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It spawned a series of television Mystery Movies Hart to Hart: Home is Where the Hart Is, Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart and Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die,Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart, Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarters Time, Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season and Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart.

Facts Of Life Reunion (2001)

Thirteen years later, Mrs. Garrett’s “girls” have all grown into successful, independent women. After a stint in the Peace Corps with her husband, a widowed Mrs. Garrett is heading back to America, ready for a new life and new romance, and also looking forward to seeing the girls again. Blair is wealthier than ever, after building a hotel empire with her husband, Tad. But she suspects he is having an affair. “Tootie,” now preferring to be called by her real name, Dorothy, has forsaken her acting hopes to host her own talk show. Natalie is a dedicated TV news producer, juggling an active love life with a frenetic work schedule that takes her all over the world. Jo, ever the free spirit, is a devoted cop, wife and mother. It’s been years since Natalie has had a Thanksgiving back in America, so she’s talked all the girls and Mrs. Garrett into spending the holiday together back in Peekskill…

Growing Pains Movie (2000)

This movie reunites the Seavers from the long running television series. When we last saw them, Jason, Maggie, Ben, and Chrissy moved to Washington, while Mike stayed to work on his relationship with his girlfriend Kate, and Carol also stayed. The movie begins with Jason practicing in Washington, Chrissy is a film student, Mike is married to Kate and is henpecked, Carol is now a corporate lawyer, and Ben is looking out for himself with very little luck. Maggie is working for an arrogant man, who is running for Congress, and is only doing it as a recreation. When they get into a disagreement, Maggie loses her job. Jason brings all the kids together for their anniversary. And it is there that one of Mike’s adopted children encourages Maggie to run against her former boss. Which distresses everybody.

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Growing Pains Return Of The Seavers (2004)

The Seaver parents try to sell their house to retire but Mike and his sister Carol try to block the sale but Ben needs the sale with his job now as a real estate agent. Chrissy just wants her parents to move so she can become a singer.

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The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember (2004)

The cast gathers at Fran Drescher’s house to talk about the series

Knight Rider 2000 (1991)

In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his artificially-intelligent car from decades ago. The only problem is that KITT has been deactivated.

I Yabba Dabba Do (1993)

An animated Flinstone Reunion. Pebbles and Bam Bam Tie the knot and the families are scrambling to put together the perfect stoneage wedding.

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Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby (1993)

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, now married, soon become blessed: Pebbles is pregnant, so the Flintstones and the Rubbles go to Hollyrock and stay with them. Fred’s rented a new RV for the occasion. Wilma, Betty and Fred fuss over poor pregnant Pebbles, and won’t give her a moment’s peace. The excitement of being grandparents is strong, also along is old lady Pearl Slaghoople, Wilma’s mom and the new Great Grandmother to Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm’s kids.

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Chips 99 (1998)

Larry Wilcox returns as straight-arrow officer Jon Baker and Erik Estrada reprises his role as free-spirited Frank “Ponch” Poncherello This time, that disregard turns dangerous. Ponch and Jon confront an automobile hijacking ring that may be the ultimate in road rage!

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Simon and Simon In Trouble Again (1995)

En route to delivering an expensive yacht, Rick stops off in Seattle to visit A.J., who works there as an attorney. However, their reunion is disrupted and their investigative skills called into service when the yacht is hijacked–with mom on board

Dukes of Hazzard Reunion (1997)

The Good Ole Boys return to try to save Hazzard Swamp and Uncle Jesse’s farm from being destroyed by a crooked developer’s (Mama Josephine Max) plans to build a theme park. To do so, they have to dust off the General Lee and win a cross-country moonshine race. The plot thickens when Mama Max stops at nothing to prevent Bo and Luke from running in the race, including kidnapping Daisy.

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Dukes Of Hazzard: Hazzards in Hollywood (2000)

The Duke Boys and company travel to Hollywood to sell some musical recordings in order to raise money to build a new hospital in Hazzard County. However, when their recordings and money are stolen, they wind up on the run from mysterious hit-men, sleazy record producers, Russian gangsters, and vicious loan sharks

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Dallas:JR Returns (1996)

Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots what could be his greatest scheme: Bringing his family back together, and regaining control of Ewing Oil from arch-enemy Cliff Barnes. Will he be successful?

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Dallas also has a current reunion TV series running on TNT

Dallas:War Of The Ewings (1998)

It has been two years since Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing took over control of Ewing Oil. Although J.R. is successfully managing a large oil conglomerate, he wants to once again own his father’s company. When he discovers that Ray Krebbs’ land, which is heavily mortgaged, has undiscovered oil on it, he knows that if he plays his cards right, he can purchase the land and have enough money to regain control of Ewing Oil. But his business rival Carter McKay also has his eyes on Ray’s property, and may soon join Bobby and Sue Ellen as an executive at Ewing Oil. Both parties hatch schemes in order to get what they want.

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Saved By The Bell Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)

In this tele-film it finally happens: Kelly and Zack will marry. Zack’s parents are against the early commitment and Kelly’s parents can’t afford it, so only the gang travels to Las Vegas for the wedding. However, before the wedding can happen, they have to live through many adventures, including Zack losing his hard earned money, Kelly becoming jealous and Slater being chased by mobsters.

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