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The Most Unnecessary TV Remakes Of All Time (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 10/09/10 12:19 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:00 PM ET

America is officially addicted to familiarity in our entertainment. Go to any movie theater and chances are most fare is a sequel, a remake, or a reboot. Much of the music in the Top 40 samples a pre-existing song from the '80s. And turn on the TV, and there's a good chance you'll see a show that's been recycled from an earlier hit. Sometimes, the remake is a stroke of genius ("All in the Family" came from a similar British show, and the U.S. version of "The Office" at least equals its U.K. counterpart) but often, they just make us scratch our heads and wonder why television executives thought this would be a good idea. Here are 11 of the most ill-conceived remakes of classic shows in broadcasting history. See if you agree with us, and then vote for the most uncalled for!

"Melrose Place"
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The canon of the "Beverly Hills, 90210" universe can get a little confusing. The original "Beverly Hills, 90210" from the nineties was remade/continued in 2008 as "90210," and then borne from that was the ill-fated 2009 remake of "Melrose Place," which was also also a continuation/remake of the original "Melrose Place," and therefore a spin-off of the remake of new "90210." Maybe the fact that audiences had to be familiar with three previous shows just to understand the new "Melrose Place" doomed this show that nobody asked for. Also not helping were the cringe-worthy, oddly Tuesday-centric ads, citing "Tuesdays are a bitch," "Tuesday is the new Hump Day," and "Menage a Tues" (???).

(via Ace Showbiz)
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