Well, here we are again. These Are The Days: This little-seen 1974 entry for ABC was derived from CBS' very popular "The Waltons", though I'm not sure if the setting is the same. How to reboot to mark the series 35th anniversary? Simple. Make it more of a multi-generational dramatic series, set in the present, but with a liberal use of flashbacks to earlier generations. When Days first aired, the local ABC affiliate at the time blacked out the show in favor of local and syndicated programming. Yeah, it aired at 12:00 (ET), where many a series has been sentenced to die....... The New Voyages of Sinbad, Jr.: Hanna-Barbera took over producing this American International syndicated series when AI was dissatisfied with the work of independent producer Sam Singer (Courageous Cat), and Sinbad, Jr. pre-dated H-B's own super-adventure creations by a year. The set-up: 44 years after the last of those shorts, we're introduced to a new Sinbad, Jr., but this would be Sinbad IV, the grandson of our previous hero, as you have to account for 2 generations in between then and now. Sinbad IV has inherited the magic power belt, but he doesn't have a parrot. Salty, in this case, is an on-board computer aboard Sinbad's new ship, the Mighty. Gotta factor in modern technology, y'know. The belt's been updated, too. Instead of a tug to give him super strength, Sinbad taps a hidden button on the buckle. Sinbad won't be working alone, either, as he'll have a 3-man support crew. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (preliminary title): 40 years after it was introduced on Cattanooga Cats, "It's The Wolf" gets a radical makeover, since Mildew Wolf was rebooted as a sportscaster (Laff-a-Lympics, 1977-9). A wacked out scientist's experiments create a new menace for Lambsy. A wolf who prowls by night, but during the day blends into the flock as a sheep itself. Bristol Hound's job has just gotten tougher. Speed Buggy: Last year marked Speedy's 35th anniversary. Naturally, ol' Speedy's been upgraded for the 21st century. The new series, however, will be more sport-oriented instead of being another Scooby-Doo knock-off. Let's say that Mark, Debbie, & Tinker were in their 20's in the original series. Presently, Mark & Debbie are married, and their sons, along with Tinker's daughter, make up the new Team Speed Buggy. This series will have Speedy competing in a series of road races not unlike the Sprint Cup series in NASCAR. 13 weeks, 13 races. 'Nuff said. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kids: Also from the class of '73. This one's easy. Butch and the band are gearing up for a reunion tour to raise funds for a community center in their hometown. Mr. Socrates, the sentient computer that served as their boss in the original series, has been replaced, of course, with a more up-to-date model that doesn't have an allergy to dogs. Now, however, the Sundance Kids have been recruited by the same secret government agency that years before had also employed the Impossibles. A TV-movie will have the two bands joining forces, setting the stage for the previously outlined new generation Impossibles. There are characters/concepts I feel cannot be used at this point: Moby Dick: H-B reimagined the title character of Herman Melville's famous sea thriller as a superhero in 1967. Today? I'm not so sure that would work. Licensing issues and all that. Around the World in 80 (79 in 1969's Cattanooga Cats) Days: Modern technology might just make Jules Verne's classic irrelevant in 2009. API in Australia tried to adapt the novel into a series in 1972 for NBC, but it failed to catch on. Feel free to discuss.