And Melissa Joan Hart is confirmed to return
Clarissa Explains It All is set to return with a brand new reboot, starring original star Melissa Joan Hart.
The Nickelodeon favourite featured Hart as 14-year-old Clarissa who battled with the every day problems of a teenage girl. It also featured Jason Zimbler as her annoying younger brother Ferguson, Sean O’Neal as Clarissa’s best friend Sam and Elizabeth Hess and Joe O’Connor as Clarissa’s parents.
The reboot will see Hart return as Clarissa but this time around, she’ll play the mother of the family. It’s not been reported as to whether her best friend and love interest Sam will play the father.
Series creator Mitchell Kriegman is in talks with Nickelodeon to return as a writer and executive producer alongside Hart’s Hartbreak Films banner.
Clarissa Explains It All is the latest 90s show set to come back after it was reported earlier this year that Sister, Sister will return.
Star Tia Mowry-Hardrict has given an update on the 90s show reboot – claiming that “everything is in place”.
Earlier this month Jackée Harry – who played Lisa Landry, Tia and Tamera’s adoptive mother – said that the return was in the works and confirmed: “yeah, it’s happening!”
However, there were uncertainties over which network would broadcast the show – with ABC confirming that they are not behind the revival.
Now, Tia Mowry-Hardrict has given more details on the progress of the new show. Speaking to Us Weekly, she said: “The thing that I can tell you is we’re trying everything that we can possibly do to make everybody happy and the fans happy.”
“There’s a hurdle that we have to jump,” she continued. “There’s only one other hurdle and once we jump this hurdle, it’s on and cracking. We just have to wait until that kind of fleshes itself out.”
She added: “We have the writers. We have everything. Everything is in place, so we’re going to be taking meetings in the next few months, so we’ll see.”