For those who grew up in the early 2000s, Disney Channel was a huge part of your weekly routines. You probably found yourself rooting for Gordo and Lizzie, Kim and Ron, and Phil and Keely to end up together. You may have even welcomed the weekend cozying up to a Disney Channel Original movie when Friday rolled in.
There is no doubt that classic Disney Channel programs bring about feelings of nostalgia, especially if one were to consider the recent success of rebooted series like Raven’ Home and Girl Meets World. And while these shows are no doubt great in their own way, what about the other classic Disney Channel programs that deserve a revival too?
Read on to take a trip down memory lane as we list down the most nostalgia-inducing Disney Channel programs that definitely deserve a reboot.
Classic Disney Channel Programs That Deserve a Revival
1. Kim Possible
Who could ever forget the iconic phrase “Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me!” Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable, and the naked mole rat, Rufus will always be part of the childhood of every 2000s kid. Not only was Kim able to effortlessly balance high-school life and her work as a secret spy, but she showed the world that girls can kick butt too.
2. Lizzie McGuire
Since the show went off the air in 2004, Hilary Duff has been one busy lady. She had an adorable son, Luca, and is currently starring in the lead role in the show Younger. To top it off, Duff is also busy working on new music for her fans! But is she open for a possible Lizzie McGuire reunion? Good news, turns out she’s totally game for it! In an interview with the Huffington Post, Duff said that she would love to play Lizzie again. Hopefully, the rest of the gang including Gordo, Miranda, and Lizzie’s little brother Mike would make a return should the show get a reboot.
3. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Sprouse twins have only recently made their way back to the spotlight. Cole has been busy playing Jughead Jones in The CW’s Riverdale, while Dylan is shaping up his burgeoning film career starting with the film Carte Blanche. The rest of the cast seems busy as well. With Ashley Tisdale serenading audiences on her YouTube channel and Brenda Song filming a movie with off-screen boyfriend Macaulay Culkin, only time could tell if this dream reboot will happen anytime soon.
4. Rolie Polie Olie
Technically, this may have been aired in Playhouse Disney, but Rolie Polie Olie is still one of the most heartwarming Disney Channel programs ever. The show taught young kids about the value of friendship, family, and good manners too! And who could ever forget the fact that Michael Cera played Little Gizmo?
5. Even Stevens
Even Stevens was one of those rare television shows that mixed family, humor, and just overall fun. Christy Carlson Romano played older, uptight, and outrageously intelligent sister Ren (We went to the moon in 1969!”) while Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf played younger brother Louis. The two now lead separate lives, Romano is now a new mom, while LaBeouf continues to do Hollywood films. But when asked about a possible reunion, Romano shared that she was open for one. Hopefully, they’ll sing the “moon song” again.