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Nickelodeon To Start Airing Its ’90s Shows Again, For Real This Time

Just an introduction, before we blow your mind: a few weeks ago, a fake internal memo from Nickelodeon circulated on the internet, proclaiming that the kids television network had bowed to years of older fans clamoring for a way to watch it’s classic shows, and would be producing new episodes of Doug, Rugrats, The Angry Beavers, and more.

So yeah, new episodes, very unlikely.

Except now it is almost true.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “starting this fall, TeenNick will dust off old faves like Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Pete & Pete, The Amanda Bynes Show, All That and Clarissa and air them in a new midnight-to-2 a.m. programming block.”

The name of the block will be, naturally, The ’90s Are All That.

And it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the internet’s response to the fake memo had something to do with it:

The tween cabler came up with the idea after seeing the huge interest in early Nickelodeon programming on social media sites. There are several Facebook pages — followed by millions of fans — that are devoted to Nickelodeon shows from the ’90s.

“At the time, we were completely devoted to that audience ages 9, 10, and 11,” Keith Dawkins, senior VP and general manager of TeenNick, tells EW. “It was ground-breaking and for the young viewers, a powerful and pivotal time in their lives. Those kids who are now 22, 23 and 24 want to bring that back.”

Here’s hoping that list of shows above gets a little bit bigger, maybe some You Can’t Do That on TelevisionSalute Your Shorts or Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. I don’t mind if they don’t put the Angry Beavers or Hey! Arnold back up, as long as they keep letting us stream it instantly from Netflix.

(via The Daily What.)

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  • Kate Falanga

    Now I feel really old. :( Only show I remember watching was “You can’t do that on Television”. The rest I was too old for.

  • Annisarsha

    yeah, me too!!! I miss Pete & Pete soooo much.

  • Elliot S Volkman

    Hopefully Salute Your Shorts and Are you Afraid of the Dark will be in there.

  • Kelly

    YES! Bring back “Are You Afraid of the Dark”!

  • Anonymous

    I remember Pete And Pete being aired in finland. That, and Ren And STimpy along with Invader Zim are the fondest memories i have of Nickelodeon from the 90s

  • Anonymous

    They should definitely include “You Can’t Do That On Television.” to the list.

  • Morgan Cazee

    You have no idea how many of my conversations these days actually include Hey Arnold, Angry Beavers, AHHHH Real Monsters, Doug, and Rocko’s Modern Life. Today’s shows just can’t compete. I’m so glad Nick is bringing it back.

  • Anonymous

    That is awesome! Except that the fact that shows that were new when I was a teenager are the new Nick at Night. =(

  • The Fonz

    I want to see Ahhh! Real Monsters! up again alongside some of my favorite mindless Amanda Bynes… I don’t quite remember how it all happened, but as I entered the teen years I just know that all of a sudden I never saw the cartoons that I liked anymore. Really a bummer.

  • Dave

    Invader Zim was part of that depressing downfall of Nickelodeon and didn’t air until 2001.

  • Alanna

    We totally need Pete + Pete (older Pete actor always hangs in Brooklyn by the way – namely, Billy Burg on the Bedford Jungle), we need Ren + Stimpy, Are you Afraid of the Dark and I need to hear the themesong from “RoundHouse” a few more times before I die.

  • Reignboe Calabrese

    SALUTE YOUR SHORTS!!!! yes!! I think they should just re run old snick every sat night. And freaking Roundhouse!! I LOVED that show!!!

  • Peanutbutter_ellietime

    Rocketpower and catdog!!!!

  • Alyson

    Do any of y’all remember The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo? The Journey of Allen Strange? Alex Mack? That’s what I want to see…

  • David Hawkins

    My fondest Nick memories are of “Belle and Sebastian” and “You Can’t Do That On Television”. “Clarissa Explains It All” too. Ah, nostalgia… The days when every afternoon sat watching TV meant a mild dose of radiation from the cathode ray tube…

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  • Lisa Mealy

    Catdog was, to me, a part of the horrible downfall of nickelodeon. Want to get real old school? David the Gnome, Adventures of Little Koala, and Maya the Bee.

  • Dana Bryant

    What about any of those live game shows? Nick Arcade, Guts, Double Dare, or one of my favorites Legends of the hidden temple!

  • Dawn Roseberry

    I miss old Nicktoons, and honestly, our shows were stupid… but these new ones on now are so much worse! My daughter watches Blue’s Clues (with Steve of course, because who likes Joe?) and Hey arnold, anything from the good old days. Bring them back for the kids!

  • Nathanael Wood

    some kablamm, rockos modern life, rocket power, ahh real monsters, are you afraid of the dark, cat dog…i could keep going…i mean come on Nick, cartoon network has a bunch of old cartoons going again. Do you really want them being the ultimate kids cartoon channel? I know i dont.

  • Zach

    i miss all the old cartoons that i grew up with. all that! doug! and so much more! i want to see HEY ARNOLD on the 90s are all that. that show rocks and angry beavers too! bring my shows back. the cartoons now a days aren’t as good as when i grew up. now my nephews are growing up watchin these new shows and dont know what they are missing! anyone agree with me?!??!

  • Zach

    i agree with u so much! blues clues rocked with steve and now this joe guy walks in like he owns the place! wtf! the deff need to bring our shows back!