Kids' network says it wants to revive popular shows from its past 'in a fresh new way'
Nickelodeon is considering bringing back classic shows from its past including Rugrats, Hey Arnold! and The Ren & Stimpy Show.
The US kids’ network’s current hits include SpongeBob SquarePants and the computer-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, but having been on air since 1979, it also boasts an extensive ‘back catalogue’.
“We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way,” the network’s president of content and development, Russell Hicks, told Variety.
Hicks did not specify which classic shows the network is thinking of reviving, but hinted that they are likely to be well-loved series which today’s generation of parents who grew up on Nickelodeon would be keen to see revived, potentially for a TV movie or special. “We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they’ve told us multiple times they want to have brought back,” Hicks said.
As well as classic cartoons like Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show, popular Nickelodeon live-action series from back in the day such as Clarissa Explains It All, Kenan & Kel and The Secret World Of Alex Mack could presumably be in line for a revival too.