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In feature films, it's called a "remake"...
In TV series, it's a called a What? …
There are now three different things at least.
(1) Revivals (Roseanne [next week we find out whether The Conners is the
same series, just with mom killed off]; Will & Grace; Murphy Brown
(2) Remakes (Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver, Magnum P.I.)
(3) Canceled on one network, picked up on another (this used to be common
but isn't any more, but Last Man Standing went from ABC to Fox [with a
year's hiatus] and Brooklyn 99 is about to have moved from Fox to NBC)
(4) And then there's Columbo, which was never actually a series but a part
of what were called "anthology shows," which rotated usually three different
series within the same weekly time slot. The shows changed their names,
the other components changed over the years, but Columbo was constant --
except that sometimes it was 90 minutes, sometimes 2 hours. Eventually it
became an irregular "movie of the week" a few times a season.