Netflix has formally given the green light for series That show from the 90s, a sequel to the hit by Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner That show from the 70s. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp will anchor the spin-off and reprise their respective roles as Red Forman and Kitty Forman. They will executive produce That show from the 90s next to its creators, That show from the 70s alum Gregg Mettler – who serves as showrunner – Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner and their daughter Lindsay Turner.
Established in Wisconsin in 1995, That show from the 90s follows Leia Forman, daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon), who visits her grandparents this summer and bonds with a new generation of Point Place children under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern gaze of Red. Sex, drugs and rock and roll never die, it just changes clothes.
There are no deals with others That show from the 70s cast members for the new series, but several of them — including Grace, Prepon and Ashton Kutcher — are expected to make guest appearances and reprise their roles.
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Picked up for 10 episodes, That show from the 90s is also executive produced by Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner under the Carsey-Werner Company, who produced That show from the 70s and its offshoot That show from the 80’s.
Chatter about a new incarnation of That show from the 70s has been seeping through for years. Netflix was particularly excited about the idea due to the large number of viewers That show from the 70s made on the platform before it departed in September 2020. The premise of Mettler, Bonnie, Terry, and Lindsay Turner began to take hold late last year, and the project was soon set up for development at Netflix.
That show from the 70s aired on Fox for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. Grace, Prepon, Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura Wilmer Valderrama and Lisa Robin Kelly starred in the sitcom from May 17, 1976, which focused on the lives of a group of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin. until December 31, 1979. Rupp and Smith led the older cast of the show, often stealing scenes they starred in.
Looking to capitalize on the popularity of That show from the 70’s, Fox expanded the franchise with That show from the 80’s, who could not replicate That show from the 70’ss success and had a short run from January-May 2002. Set in 1984, it wasn’t a direct spin-off, and the characters and storylines of both shows never crossed paths, but the main characters of each series — That show from the 70’ss Eric Forman (Grace) and That show from the 80s‘s Corey Howard (Glenn Howerton) — were first cousins.
The franchise now returns to Wisconsin for: That show from the 90s, after moving to San Diego for That show from the 80’s.
This is the second classic Carsey-Werner sitcom to get a sequel, join in roseanne, which was revived and led to spin-off The Conners on ABC.
Rupp is represented by Artists & Representatives and manager, Wright Entertainment. Smith is represented by Progressive Artists Agency and Pop Art Management. Mettler, whose most recent work includes Fox’s Call me Kat, is represented by UTA and Ken Richman. The Turners are with Gendler & Kelly.