Nickelodeon set to bring back classic ’90s programming

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Nickelodeon Plans October Launch for ‘The Splat!,’ a Block of Classic 90s Programs.

In a move sure to delight millennials everywhere, Nickelodeon is cleaning out its metaphorical attic and bringing back a number of its classic 1990s series for a programming block called “The Splat!”in October, Variety reports. Nickelodeon, the cartoon powerhouse behind “Hey Arnold!,” “Rugrats” and “The Wild Thornberrys,” could be in the process of developing a channel strictly for classic ’90s TV shows.Fans of Nickelodeon in the ’90s may be all growed up, but the network is set to let viewers from the decade relive the glory days of their favorite Nick programming later this fall.

Shine your Football Head, look out for Mojo Jojo, beware of shoobies, turn up Killer Tofu, and get ready to meet a lot of Pickles, because Nickelodeon might be unveiling the perfect channel to make our ‘90s kid dreams come true!.oembed-asset-link background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px strong #e1e1e1; .oembed-link-anchor show: block; clear: each; .oembed-link-thumbnail float: left; padding: 14px; .oembed-link-thumbnail img max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; show: block; p.oembed-link-title font-size: 75%; colour: #009BFF; margin: zero 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:regular; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; p.oembed-link-desc font-size: 100%; shade: #666; font-weight: regular; margin: zero 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura At this time Mild’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; Particulars round when the channel is launching—or which retro Nick exhibits shall be featured—are nonetheless unknown, however the channel’s rollout on social media teased favorites like Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocko’s Trendy Life, CatDog, Ren & Stimpy and extra. Though Nickelodeon has yet to reveal which shows will be pulled from the archives in an attempt to lure the child-bearing and childlike masses alike, the network has plenty to choose from, including animated fare such as “Rugrats” and “Aaahh!!! Speculation from social media users has been growing since August, when Russell Hicks, president of content and development for the media company, revealed his interest in bringing back classic Nicktoons. “They all follow the same pattern,” Ken Harris, managing partner at Cadent Consulting Group, said in an interview with CNBC last week. “They will monitor social media closely and they’ll turn people on to the process. There’s a rumor buzzing around the Interwebs that the beloved children’s network is crafting a ’90s-specific channel aimed at targeting our inner child.

The exact series slated to get the spotlight and the times they might be shown could not be learned, but Nickelodeon has no shortage of programs that have become cultural touchstones to teens and pre-teens who have likely moved on from the network. Real Monsters” as well as live-action staples such as “Salute Your Shorts” and “Hey Dude.” It’s unclear which shows Nickelodeon has access to in its attempt to make the most of the current wave of nostalgia-inspired culture that has spawned an upcoming TV season that includes a new show featuring the Muppets, as well as the return of “The X-Files” and a television adaptation of “Uncle Buck,” but details are expected in the coming days. There is no fully revealed list of which programs will be included in The Splat!, nor how or when viewers will be able to access the shows, has been revealed. But Nickelodeon is clearly promising more to be revealed soon, as a fairly empty website has been launched teasing The Splat!’s arrival, prompting fans to follow the various social media accounts for more. The logo, which is a throwback to Nickelodeon’s original logo of an orange splatter, was also featured at the ‘90s Fest in Brooklyn, N.Y., over the weekend.

Nickelodeon’s news, coupled with the recent news that Sesame Street was relocating to HBO’s neighborhood, makes for a tumultuous time in children’s programming. The programming maneuver comes as many kids’ programmers are scrambling to stem significant ratings losses that have resulted from many of TV’s youngest viewers migrating to streaming-video, mobile tablets and smartphones and subscription-on-demand services offered by Netflix and Amazon.

A website touting the advent of “Splat!” has launched at http://www.thesplat.com, and YouTube now offers a page devoted to “The Splat” as well, with minimal offerings. Google searches for “The Splat” were up by 2,250 percent in the last week, jumping 350 percent on Tuesday after rumors circulated that the program could launch as early as October. The Splat’s logo made appearances at ’90s Fest, which took place in Brooklyn, New York on Sept. 12, along with Kenan & Kel theme song artist Coolio and Nickelodeon’s famous green slime.

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