It will probably never be as popular and good as in the old days. Peoples standards has gone up, the old shows don't fit the new TV zoombie generation. Its the same about everything the same as that.
Look at NG, some of the oldes flashes. That people would have found funny and good in the old NG, would probably not survive through the portal today. Not as they did back then! People like to expect others to do everything perfectly to there commands, while they sit on there asses not lifting a finger.