Twin Peaks, the short-lived ’90s TV show with a dedicated cult following, is returning to television. Starring a pre-Sex and the City Kyle MacLachlan, the series was created by Mark Frost and avant-garde director David Lynch and centered on an FBI agent solving a murder in an eccentric small town. ABC canceled the show in 1991, but it was announced today that the series will air new episodes on Showtime in 2016.
Like Arrested Development before and Community before it, the series joins a select group of shows that have found life on other networks. It’ll be a while before fans get a taste of the new installments, but Twin Peaks’ devotees wasted no time rejoicing on Twitter.
I don't need to express my excitement over the TWIN PEAKS news, because the way I drink coffee w/ quiet intensity tells you everything.
— Michael Varrati (@MichaelVarrati) October 6, 2014
of all the times i failed myself and anyone in my life i at least made them proud by watching the critically acclaimed tv series twin peaks
— james (@suicideyear) October 6, 2014
One user even declared today the best Monday ever, coupling the Twin Peaks news with the Supreme Court’s refusal to take states’ cases against same-sex marriage.
Marriage equality AND Twin Peaks return? Well done, Monday!
— Arianna Ortiz (@AriannaOrtiz) October 6, 2014
Another user hopes the new episodes will eventually be released on VHS, the way ’90s fans truly want it.
I want a special edition of this new Twin Peaks show. Screw Blu Ray. I'm talking 3rd generation VHS copy with tracking fuzz and commercials.
— Crisp Or Numb? (@TheBurnham) October 6, 2014
Skeptics and haters also flooded Twitter. Political writer Dave Weigel noted TV fans had previously been burned by Arrested Development’s lackluster return last year
Why are we celebrating new Twin Peaks? Have we forgotten how bad season 2 was? Have we forgotten the “Arrested Development” letdown?
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 6, 2014
And of course, the return of a beloved yet gone too soon series gives all of us hope — especially Patton Oswalt.
Dear @hbo: Showtime's bringing TWIN PEAKS back in 2016. You've got 14 months to counter with an ARLI$$ reboot.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 6, 2014
Before you start binge-watching (reminder: You have two whole years) take a look at other shows that resurfaced after cancellation.
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