by: S. Scott Stanikmas
It’s time to let the inner kid out and rejoice! Nickelodeon recently announced a plan that is sure to clog up DVR nationwide. The kid friendly cable network will be starting a programming block of classic 90’s TV shows on TeenNick called THE SPLAT.
The block will run from 10pm until 6am and was recently rumored to include a slew of fan favorites that haven’t been seen on the regular network in years. Time got the scoop on the first wave of shows that will be hitting the network and I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed:
- All That
- Angry Beavers
- Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
- Clarissa Explains It All
- Hey, Arnold!
- Hey, Dude
- Kenan & Kel
- The Ren & Stimpy Show
- Legends Of The Hidden Temple
- Rocko’s Modern Life
- Salute Your Shorts
- The Wild Thornberrys
This is an almost perfect lineup. And word is that if you don’t see your favorites on the current list (Which for me would be Welcome, Freshman) have no fear. The lineup is planning on being fan friendly and interactive, so if the demand is there and you ask nice enough you just might get The Adventures of Pete & Pete or Double Dare added to the nightly roster.
Unfortunately one of the properties that won’t be seen is Doug. ABC currently owns the rights to the character and hasn’t relinquished them back to Nickelodeon.
Along with classic programming fans can also expect classic commercials and old retro TV spots, like the Super Toy Run, which would show kids running wild in a toy store on a five-minute shopping spree.
And just in time for Halloween will be the first theme week. THE SPLAT will be host to Nick or Treat starting October 26th which will focus on Halloween themed episodes and specials, of which old-school Nickelodeon was really good about producing.
So for those of you wishing to sit around the campfire with the Midnight Society or visit Camp Anawana one more time, consider your wish granted!