From Will & Grace to Roseanne, is the influx of TV revivals a good thing?

On our latest State of the Arts, Amanda Parris and Peter Knegt question a few comebacks — and ask you what show you'd like to see return.

Amanda Parris and Peter Knegt question a few comebacks — and ask you what show you'd like to see return

Peter Knegt and Amanda Parris host State of the Arts, CBC Arts' weekly Facebook Live discussion about what's happening in the world of arts and culture. (CBC Arts)

Every Monday, CBC Arts runs down the latest arts and culture news on State of the Arts, a live chat between our very own Amanda Parris and Peter Knegt (never fear, Romeo Candido fans — he'll be back next month).

After more than 10 years away, beloved sitcom Will & Grace makes its return to TV. (ABC)

For our latest edition, Amanda and Peter discussed David Letterman's new talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the trend of TV revivals in general and the Canada's Top Ten Festival currently bringing 2017's best Canadian films to theatres across the country.

Feel free to add your take on the episode's audience question (what series would you like to see revived?) while you watch below:

Watch State of the Arts live every Monday on CBC Arts' Facebook page.


Peter Knegt (he/him) has worked for CBC Arts since 2016, writing the LGBTQ-culture column Queeries (winner of the 2019 Digital Publishing Award for best digital column in Canada and nominated again this year) and spearheading the launch and production of series Canada's a Drag, variety special Queer Pride Inside, and interactive projects Superqueeroes and The 2010s: The Decade Canadian Artists Stopped Saying Sorry. Collectively, these projects have won Knegt four Canadian Screen Awards. Beyond CBC, Knegt is also the filmmaker of numerous short films, the author of the book About Canada: Queer Rights and the host of the monthly film series Queer Cinema Club at Toronto's Paradise Theatre. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter with the same obvious handle: @peterknegt.


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