Ahh the 90’s, a much simpler time for most of us. The afternoons filled with adventures on the playground, Nintendo Gameboys in hand, most likely loaded with a Pokemon cartridge. Or we’d spend the days indoors watching our favorite shows on the television. Some people grew nostalgic, longing for the “olden” days and Nickelodeon shows like All That, Kenan & Kel and Doug. In response to numerous Facebook groups and forum topics, Nickelodeon is finally bringing back the 90’s in a new block set to air tonight!
The 90’s Are All That is a programming block that begins airing tonight at Midnight on TeenNick! It’s a chance for those who grew up in the 90’s to relive their childhood and later generations to experience “quality” television. Fans can help influence which shows are added to block by posting comments and suggestions on the block’s Facebook page, voting on the website or sending a tweet! During each episode, fans can discuss the program live with other fans, or watch full episodes of their favorite shows online anytime they want! Check out the promo:
Numerous nostalgic teens took to the internet to voice their longing for their favorite shows to re-air. A high school newspaper actually printed a false story early this year which stated that due to low ratings for it’s current line-up, Nickelodeon would be producing brand-new episodes of some of its classic series such as Rocket Power, Rugrats and Hey, Arnold! The article, which has since been pulled, went viral, showing up on Tumblrs, Facebook news feeds, forums and linked in tweets. There was no official word from Nickelodeon on whether the story was true.
When asked what took Nickelodeon so long to bring back these shows during a live Q&A with the Washington Post, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NickToons and TeenNick, Keith Dawkins said,
We’ve always thought that these classic Nick shows still had value to an audience…but the ground swell of fans giving voice this on places like Facebook and Twitter really moved mountains. To hear millions of people saying that they want the Nickelodeon of their childhood back is a powerful statement. It’s one that we just had to react to.
Currently the following shows are slated to air weekly:
- Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
- The Adventures of Pete & Pete
- All That
- The Amanda Show
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Clarissa Explains it All
- Double Dare
- Hey Arnold!
- Kenan & Kel
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- Nickelodeon GUTS
- The Ren & Stimpy Show
- Rocket Power
- Rocko’s Modern Life
- Salute Your Shorts
- The Secret World Of Alex Mack
Any of your favorite 90’s Nickelodeon shows on the list? Any you’d like to see added? Let us know in the comments! The 90’s Are All That kicks off tonight with All That at Midnight on TeenNick!