It’s a good time to be nostalgic for classic TV shows.
On Sunday, “Twin Peaks” returns with most of its original cast — and its general tone of weirdness — intact.
And next season’s network TV lineup, revealed this week, has plenty more examples of classic TV shows getting another chance, either in new seasons or reboots.
These revivals can be a mixed bag. (Remember the 2009 “Melrose Place” revival, anyone? Anyone?), but here are five shows TV executives hope people will want to revisit:
“Twin Peaks” (9 p.m. Sunday on Showtime; 18 episodes)
Details are scarce about the return of Agent Cooper and the bizarre denizens of the small town of Twin Peaks this weekend. Sunday’s TV Tidbits column in the Arts section will include comments from series co-creator David Lynch and lead actor Kyle MacLachlan about working together once again, but even then they’re not spilling the (coffee) beans about what to expect.
“Roseanne” (midseason 2018, exact date TBA; eight new episodes planned)
Though it went off the rails toward the end, the 1980s and ’90s comedy was a terrific depiction of working-class life, and it’s coming back for new episodes with the original cast. How they handle some of the latter plot twists remains to be seen.
“Star Trek: Discovery” (Premiere date TBA; 15 episodes planned)
The latest trek into Gene Roddenberry’s durable 51-year-old franchise has a new ship, new crew, impressive sets and for some reason, stranger-looking Klingons than before. Sonequa Martin-Green, who went out in spectacular fashion on the recent season finale of “The Walking Dead,” has the lead role.
CBS has high hopes for this one; the premiere will air on the network, and subsequent episodes will be on its streaming subscription channel, CBS All Access, with CBS hoping to lure fans to join that service, and some…