Netflix is on a roll lately. Smash hit series, popular comedy specials, and a growing list of (actually good) movies and TV shows have them raising their rates … and this time, customers are not griping too terribly much.

But the network that invented binge watching and Right Now seasons of popular programs is giving its customer base even more reasons to tune in. The latest offering has the streaming network jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon.

Fuller House was the first horse out of the gate. While not a true remake, the show definitely hit all the same notes and played all the same “plot music” as the original 90s sitcom. Sure, it was the next generation having all the life lessons getting solved in 25 minutes or less, but it was still almost a note-for-note standing O to the original. Fans responded appropriately.

But that was just the beginning. Now the network is about to release an update to the massive cult classic series Gilmore Girls. While it never had the commercial success of some other series, the dramady was must-see TV for millions of dedicated fans, who can’t wait for November 25, when Netflix debuts “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. The original director and stars are returning, and the stories told in the series should be familiar to fans, as each 90-minute episode will cover a season in the life of the characters.

For its next selection, Netflix is reaching way back to the 1970s, “reimagining” the classic sitcom One Day At A Time. Norman Lear is back as the producer, but this time, the show focuses on a Cuban-American family in its initial 13-episode season. Lear is known for knock it out of the park hits blending cutting social commentary with genuinely funny and heartwarming content. Will the modern generation connect with Lear’s unique approach and style? We’ll find out later this year.

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There’s no doubt a production company can go to the well once too often, and there have certainly been a ton of terrible “remakes” stretching back decades. But, if Netflix pulls this off without a hitch, they will be heroes to millions of fans of two of the most popular shows with the most dedicated followings of anything that’s been on TV.

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Ronn Torossian is the founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the United States. With over 20 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America's most prolific and well-respected Public Relations professionals. Since founding 5WPR in 2003, he has led the company's growth, overseeing more than 175 professionals in the company's headquarters in midtown Manhattan. With clients spanning corporate, technology, consumer and crisis, in addition to digital marketing and public affairs capabilities, 5WPR is regularly recognized as an industry leader and has been named "PR Agency of the Year" by the American Business Awards on multiple occasions. Throughout his career, Torossian has worked with some of the world's most visible companies, brands and organizations. His strategic, resourceful approach has been recognized with numerous awards including being named the Stevie American Business Awards 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year, the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year, twice over, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist, Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorker, and a 2020 Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider. Torossian is known as one of the country's foremost experts on crisis communications, and is called on to counsel blue chip companies, top business executives and entrepreneurs both in the United States and worldwide. Torossian has lectured on crisis PR at Harvard Business School, appears regularly on CNN & CNBC, was named to PR Week's "40 under Forty" list, is a contributing columnist for Forbes and the New York Observer, and his book, "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results With Game-Changing Public Relations" is an industry best-seller. A NYC native, Torossian lives in Manhattan with his children. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and active in numerous charities.