90’s fans are celebrating today after news broke that TeenNick’s 90’s programming block The 90’s Are All That would be moving to primetime. Instead of having to stay up until 2 am to see our favorite shows of the past, fans can now tune in at 10pm starting this friday. The lineup will also be seeing some new additions as well! Fans will get to vote on what airs during UPick and Hey Dude is the latest show to be announced.
What do you wanna see? Details:
TeenNick’s ’90s block is just too crazy popular to air at midnight, so the cable net has decided to move it where even more 20-something can appreciate a good rerun when they see one. Beginning this Friday, The ’90s Are All That will move up two hours to 10 p.m., where the rotating block of beloved Nick shows will now air seven days a week.
That’s not all: Hey Dude will now have a much-coveted spot in the lineup, alongside All That, Kenan & Kel and Doug. And Stick Stickly – aka the famous popsicle stick from the ’90s — will make a triumphant return to host a new interactive segment called “UPick with Stick.” Every Friday night, Stick (voiced by Paul Christie, who first originated the role for Nick) will highlight ’90s Nickelodeon episodes chosen by viewers via Facebook and www.90sAreAllThat.com.
Still like the idea of watching Kenan and Co. at midnight? Have no fear: TeenNick still plans to replay the block from 12 to 2 a.m. (At 10, the block will replace back-to-back repeats of Malcolm in the Middle and What I Like About You).
For those who forgot about the goofy conceit behind Hey Dude, here’s a quick reminder: The live-action series was one of Nickelodeon’s first that aired from 1989 to 1991. Shot on location in Tucson, Ariz., the laugher centered on a wacky group of teenagers working at the Bar None western dude ranch and starred David Brisbin (Mr. Ernst), David Lascher (Ted), Christine Taylor (Melody), Kelly Brown (Brad), and Joe Torres (Danny).
TeenNick says The ‘90s Are All That has scored huge gains for the net, posting double-digit increases over last year (50%) among adults 18-34 in the time period. The reruns are a throw back to Nick’s roots in 1991, when it first expanded into original programming with Ren & Stimpy, Doug and Rugrats.
Are You Afraid of the Dark is also rumored to be joining the lineup. I think they should add it earlier in the month so fans can enjoy it during Halloween. When will the game shows arrive? What Would You Do, Double Dare, GUTS, Wild and Crazy Kids, and Legends!