4. Quantum Leap
Was Quantum Leap corny? In retrospect, maybe, but in 1989, a show about a scientist who traveled through time — but only within his own lifetime, obviously — by way of a quantum leap accelerator was more than good enough for us. This premise would definitely work in 2014. The new Sam Beckett, who would be portrayed by Dominic West, could even link up with his OG self. Along the way, he would run into Al Calavicci, the hologram, now played by Bryan Cranston.