Because you absolutely can do that on television, Nickelodeon is reportedly looking to revive classic shows for the next generation of young television viewers who will never know what it's like to have anything new.
“We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way,” Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon, told Variety. “We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they’ve told us multiple times they want to have brought back,” he said, but declined to comment on specific programs.
Among the sloppy seconds that could potentially appeal to parents who grew up on Nickelodeon are Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, You Can't Do That On Television, and Victorious. Any reboots will not likely appear in their original format, but could be a repackaged as a new special or movie, according to the Variety report.
The news comes at a time when the entertainment industry is on a mad recycling frenzy. An all-female Ghostbusters reboot is currently filming in Boston, and The Muppets,Full House, and Prison Break are all coming back to TV in some form. All we ask of Nickelodeon is to please involve Alanis Morissette in You Can't Do That On Television, Take Two.
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