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Many reboots feature multiracial casts, but some experts say BIPOC-created shows are better for representation. It seems like almost every day a new television reboot is announced, quelling audience desires for nostalgic content. Sex and the City, Frasier and Dexter are all poised to return with their lead stars attached (the first, minus Samantha), while others like True Blood, Fantasy Island and Doogie Howser, M.D. will get the revival treatment sans the original cast. In some cases, the series’ are refreshed by their casting choices: many of these reboots will have racialized actors as leads for the first time. But are rehashes of old shows taking up space that could be better served by giving Black, Indigenous and other people of colour creative license over new original series?

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