“That ’90s Show” will be coming back for another season. While a number of shows have found a Netflix renewal difficult, the 2023 follow-up to the classic sitcom, “That ’70s Show,” was able to earn enough interest to get a pickup for another season.
‘That ’90s Show’ Gets Picked Up For Season 2
Netflix confirmed the news of the renewal this week after an initial announcement on the streamer’s Instagram account. The sitcom is both a spinoff, a revival, and a continuation of the original series.
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The new series reunites Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) from the original series, which introduces their granddaughter, Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), and her eclectic group of friends she met in her parents’ hometown of Point Place, Wisconsin.
Co-creator and executive producer Lindsey Turner commented on the announcement to Netflix Tudum, stating, “Going to Point Place last season was a real treat for all of us. We’re thrilled to return.” Meanwhile, co-creators and executive producers Bonnie and Terry Turner added, “We here in Point Place are thrilled that we’re doing a second season. We’d like to thank all of the fans old and new for tuning in. We’re truly grateful.”
Turner collaborated on the show with her parents. Gregg Mettler also serves as co- executive producer and showrunner. Mettler also weighed on the news speaking to Tudum, stating, “All of us at That ’90s Show were beyond excited by the warm, enthusiastic response to our first season. We can’t wait to return to Point Place for another summer of laughs and surprises. Hello, 1996!”
The new show mainly focuses on Leia Forman and her new friends. Leia is the daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) from the original series. The show also stars Ashley Aufderheide, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Mace Coronel, Reyn Doi, Sam Morelos, and Andrea Anders. Returning cast members from “That ’70s Show” include Grace, Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Wilmer Valderrama.
The first season of “That ’90s Show” ended on a cliffhanger, with Leia nearly kissing her neighbor Nate before going back to Chicago for the school year. The series setup had her staying with her grandparents for the Summer. If fans want to find out what happens with her relationship with Jay or Nate’s relationship with Nikki, they will have to tune into the second season.
The original series, “That ’70s Show,” originally ran for eight seasons and 200 seasons on the FOX Network. It later spawned one spinoff, “That ’80s Show,” that lasted for one season and 13 episodes in 2002.
Netflix canceled multiple new shows in 2022, many of which didn’t last a season, such as “Resident Evil” and “Blockbuster.” Some newer shows, such as “The Sandman” and more recently, “The Recruit,” did manage to get renewed for second seasons. Earlier this year, Netflix also confirmed that the sixth season of “Cobra Kai” will be the last of the hit show.
The first season of “That ’90s Show” is currently streaming on Netflix. The original series is currently streaming in full on NBCUniversal’s Peacock service.