That ‘90s Show, the highly anticipated spinoff continuation of That ‘70s Show, is making its world premiere in January 2023. If you’re a fan of the original show but are still clueless about what to expect from the follow-up, below is everything you should know about the upcoming series.
What is That ‘90s Show about?
Set in Wisconsin in 1995, 15 years after the events of That ‘70s Show, the 10-episode first season of That ‘90s Show follows Leia Forman (Callie Haverda) ― daughter of Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and Donna Pinchiotti (Laura Prepon) ― who is visiting her grandparents for the summer and bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of her grandmother Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) and the stern glare of her grandfather Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith).
That ‘90s Show is expected to touch on the topics of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, as the synopsis for the new show notes that these three never die, but simply “change clothes.”
Produced by The Carsey-Werner Company, That ‘90s Show will be showrun by Gregg Mettler, with Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Lindsay Turner, Marcy Carsey, and Tom Werner as executive producers. Aside from starring in the spinoff, Rupp and Smith will also serve as exec producers.
That ‘90s show cast
In addition to Callie Haverda (Leia Forman), Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman), and Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman), the show’s main cast also includes Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, a rebellious Riot grrrl with a loyal heart; Mace Coronel as Jay Kelso, a charming, flirty young videographer; Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate Runck, Gwen’s easygoing and fun-loving brother; Reyn Doi as Ozzie, an insightful and perceptive teen who is openly gay; and Sam Morelos as Nikki, Nate’s ambitious and intelligent girlfriend.
Topher Grace (Eric Forman) and Laura Prepon (Donna Pinchiotti) will appear as special guest stars, along with Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart), Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso), Wilmer Valderrama (Fez), Tommy Chong (Leo Chingkwake), and Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti).
After prolonged negotiations, five of the six original young stars of That ‘70s Show were confirmed to come back for the spinoff. These are Grace, Prepon, Kunis, Kutcher, and Valderrama. Danny Masterson, who played Hyde in the original series, is the only original young cast member who is not returning for the spinoff.
In June 2020, Masterson was arrested and charged with three counts of forcible rape, which he categorically denied. After a 2022 trial, the judge declared a mistrial after the jury was deadlocked on the charges.
That ‘90s show trailer
The trailer for That ‘90s Show was released in December 2022. You can watch it below:
When can I watch That ‘90s Show?
That ‘90s Show will debut on January 19th, 2023.
Where is That ‘90s Show streaming?
That ‘90s Show will exclusively air on Netflix. According to Deadline, Netflix has been interested in the idea of expanding the That ‘70s Show franchise with a new spinoff since the original series drew big viewership on the platform before it left the service in 2020.
That ‘70s Show originally aired for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 on Fox. Starring Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, and Lisa Robin Kelly, the period sitcom focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 1976 to December 1979.
That ‘90s Show is not the first spinoff of That ‘70s Show. In January 2002, That ‘80s Show debuted on Fox but was canceled after its first season, which ended its 13-episode run in May of that year. Though the characters and storylines between the first two shows of the franchise, That ‘70s Show’s Eric and That ‘80s Show’s Corey Howard (Glenn Howerton) were first cousins.
How many episodes does That ‘90s Show have?
The first season of That ‘90s Show is comprised of 10 episodes. With the spinoff taking on a multi-cam format like the original, the new series was filmed in front of a live studio audience at Sunset Bronson Studios in Los Angeles between February 7th and July 21st, 2022.
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