That 70s Show ended and left a hole in the viewing schedules for millions. The show still dominates syndication, but a reboot of the concept is on the way. That 80s Show already tried and failed to capture attention, but now That 90s Show will take a stab at it
Variety reports the That 70s Netflix spin-off is going to see some familar faces return. Both Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp are returning to reprise their roles of Red and Kitty Foreman. Yes, Red lives to the 1990s without stroking out. We’re all just as surprised as you are.
No word on whether any of the kids from the show will return. Danny Masterson is not returning after allegations turned into charges of sexual abuse and assault, acts he allegedly took part of while filming the original legendary Fox sitcom.
In the new series, it’s 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place, WI, kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red.
Masterson was also nixed from Netflix’s The Ranch midway through the series’ run, so he’s not coming back. That being said, Ashton Kutcher is still friendly with Netflix, and he also knows exactly how to get in touch with Mila Kunis, his wife. Laura Prepon, who played Donna, also stared on Orange is the New Black for the series’ run as well.
This show could answer many questions about the That 70s Show gang. We also have to hope that Leo is still around in some way, because Tommy Chong is just a national treasure and should be protected at all costs.
That 90s Show is getting a 10-episode order for their first season on Netflix. The creators of the original That 70s Show, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, are also on board as executive producers.
We shall have high hopes for this one.
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