Prepare yourselves, ’90s kids (and early 2000s kids — we’re all friends here), Nickelodeon is going to reboot some of our absolute favorite shows, and the news is seriously making us feel like little kids again. The network recently made a few announcements, and once you find out which shows will be returning you’re going to be totally shook.
Honestly, Nickelodeon‘s always been one of our favorite networks, but almost anyone would agree that just about nothing compares to the shows they aired back in the ’90s. After all, they’re partially what has shaped us into the people we are today. So, without further ado, are you ready to find out about all the upcoming reboots? We know you’re going to be just as stoked as we are.
Let’s be real: None of us ever truly grew out of Spongebob. In fact, the hit show is still funny today. That’s why, there’s no better time to bring back the series than now. Not to mention, it’s a lovely tribute to the show’s founder, Stephen Hillenburg, who passed away in November 2018.
Another reason to bring the show back is that, this year, Spongebob Squarepants will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. So, in honor of that, Nickelodeon will be launching “The Best Year Ever,” which is a tribute that includes a one-hour special. The special will air on July 12, and like the super absorbent sponge himself, we are so ready.
In addition to that, the network also confirmed that they will be building onto the universe altogether with spinoff series, specials and even some movies! Clearly, fans of the cartoon have a lot to look forward to.
All That first made its debut on Nickelodeon back in 1994, and it was responsible for launching some well-known actors and actresses into superstardom. Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon and Britney Spears all appeared on the show, and it was basically like Saturday Night Live for kids.
Now, the show’s coming back and it’s all thanks to Kenan, who, funny enough, is now a comedian on SNL. This time, he’ll be returning to the show as executive producer, and we really can’t wait to see what things, new and old, he brings to the table in the reboot.
The comedian told Variety, “It means everything to me. It was my first job that I ever had. It gave me an opportunity.”
But wait, there’s more. Although the show will feature a fresh cast, some of the original stars will appear here and there for some special cameos. OMG.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Last, but certainly not least, Nickelodeon is bringing back Are You Afraid of the Dark? and we seriously can’t wait for this one. The show will come back as a miniseries in October 2019, but hey, we’ll take every dose of ’90s nostalgia we can get!
The miniseries will be timed to the release of the theatrical adaptation, which is set for October 4. NGL, we don’t really know what to expect with this one, but that doesn’t mean we’re not absolutely stoked for it.
Clearly, Nickelodeon knows what they’re doing, because bringing back some classic ’90s shows seems like the best decision they could possibly make. Now, if we could just get them to revive The Amanda Show…
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